RADIAN > Practice-Led PhD in Artistic Research and Creation (France)


In 2018 the three higher education schools of culture in Normandy – École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Normandie (ENSA Normandie), École supérieure d’art et design Le Havre-Rouen (ESADHaR) and école supérieure d’arts & médias de Caen/Cherbourg (ésam Caen/ Cherbourg) – members of the Normandy University Community of Universities and Institutions, and the doctoral school ‘History, Memory, Heritage, Language’, created RADIAN, a practice-led PhD in artistic research and creation open to the fields of art, design, architecture and creative writing

This practice-led PhD consists of an artistic work (or a group of artistic works) accompanied by a theoretical document of about one hundred pages. Proposing to conduct experimental research rooted in contemporary creative practices, RADIAN is intended for artists, architects, designers and/or authors with an established and recognised output in their field. RADIAN allows the deployment of research through practice and experimentation that leads to the production of plural artistic forms, coherent with the research problematic. Nourished by a constant back-and-forth between theory and practice, between conceptualisation and experimentation, the research approach is deployed within and with the vocabularies, languages, methods, media and issues of contemporary creation.

Three PhD students, each receiving an annual grant of 10,000 euros (financed by the Normandy Region), are recruited each year for a period of three years.

Deadline: 29 April 2020

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