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, 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 events will take place at Tate Britain as follows:

Friday 12th May

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

Thursday 27th July 2017, 11am – 5pm, Manton Studio, Tate Britain

Following on from the success of the first in the ‘Provocations’ Roundtable Series – ‘Researching Practice – at Tate Britain in May, we will now be hosting a second full-day event at Tate Britain on Thursday 27th July, from 11am – 5pm.

11.00 – 13.30  – ‘Researching Objects’
13.30 – 14.30 – Lunch
14.30 – 17.00 – ‘Researching Place’

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

If you would like to attend the event, please contact Acatia Finbow on and indicate whether you would like to attend for the whole event, or just for the morning or afternoon session. We do have a limited number of spaces available, which will be allocated on a first-come basis.

We also have space for one more presenter in each roundtable on Thursday 27th July, so if you would be interested in contributing to the roundtable with a 10-minute informal presentation on an aspect of your research, please do get in touch.

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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