Research Roundtables organised by Tate CDP Students – PROVOCATIONS: Practice, Place and Object

Open to Current CDP students across all cohorts


PROVOCATIONS: Practice, Place and Object Research Roundtables organised by Tate Collaborative Doctoral Award Students


‘Provocations’ is a series of roundtable events hosted at Tate Britain over a three-month period, intended to bring together collaborative researchers and provide the opportunity to outline current research interests, engage in groups discussion and debate, and to push collective knowledge around collaborative research forward.


Each session takes a different research focus – Practice, Place, Object – with the aim to bring together a diverse, cross-disciplinary group of people, who can discuss how research is being done, as much as what research is being done. Each session will be led by three CDP researchers, who will present their work in relation to the session title, and offer a set of provocations which encourage debate, discussion, and the furthering of our understanding of how to carry out and support collaborative, institutional research. We aim to push the boundaries of what it means to research practice, places, and objects, and particularly how working collaboratively and institutionally is reshaping our perception of these terms.


The final roundtable session will be followed by an afternoon open forum, in which we can reflect on our positions as collaborative, institutional researchers, framing the benefits and challenges of this kind of working, and considering how we, our universities, and cultural partner institutions, can support the future generations of CDA, CDP, and other collaborative doctoral researchers. We intend to invite members of staff from the CPIs to this event, but the session will be led and framed by the students.

The events will take place at Tate Britain as follows:


Friday 12th May

14.00 – 16:30 ‘Researching Practice’ roundtable, Clore Studio

Friday 16th June

14:00 – 16:30 ‘Researching Places’ rountable, Manton Studio

Thursday 27th July

11:00 – 13:30, ‘Researching Objects’ roundtable, Manton Studio

13:30 – 14:30, Lunch

14:30 – 16:30, ‘Moving Forward – The Future of Collaborative Research’,

open forum, Manton Studio

Refreshment will be provided, and there will be an opportunity for more informal discussion after the events.

If you would be interested in presenting at one of the sessions, please email<> with an indication of which session you would like to present at, and a short outline of your approach to researching either Practice, Place, or Object.

If you would be interested in attending, please email<> with an indication of which session(s) you would like to attend. There are a limited number of spaces, but we would welcome anyone who would like to attend multiple sessions.

If you are unable to attend the round tables, but would like to be present for the open forum, please do let us know. There is also a small budget to cover travel from outside of London, so please do let us know if you would like to make a travel claim.

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