METHODS! = Part 2 of A WORKSHOP ON THE INSTITUTIONAL FRAMINGS OF ‚RESEARCH’ AT ART SCHOOLS, AND ON ‚METHODS’ [FOR THE GBB]

Lehrende: Johanna Schaffer

06.05.21, 17.00 – 18.00 (Preliminary Meeting / Vorbesprechung)

27.05.21, 16.30 – 19.00

17.06.21, 16.30 – 19.00

This two-part workshop is designed for the Graduiertenschule Bewegtbild [GBB], i.e. advanced level, but also open to 6 more participants of the KhK. The workshop can be held in German or in English, or in both languages. Participants will have to do some preparatory reading. We will either all meet online, or at least have a streaming option in case we meet in analogue space.

[Please register until May3, 2021 with johanna.schafferATuni-kassel.de]

2) Methods: “The spirit of science”, writes Theodor Adorno, “is the spirit of method”. ‚Method’, as a „a particular way of doing something“ [Cambridge dictionary] is thus a foundational dimension of academic/scientific work procedures, forms of knowledge production, truth claims. Or, as Weissberg and Baker write in 1990, “The method describes and justifies the steps that you followed in conducting your study and the materials you used in each step… It should show your reader that your research has been carried out appropriately and, therefore, that the results can be believed.” In what way is ‘method’ as protocol/discourse useful within a context of design, art and moving image based research? And what happens if ‘method’ is short-circuited with explicitly critical agendas, such as in Chela Sandoval’s Methodology of the Oppressed?