research spirit

For many years, the planning horizon of CCC Programme has prioritized strengthening resources to support research projects that amplify researchers responsibility and confidence (empowerment). It is like crossing a threshold into a new consciousness of « what it means to research ». Research in art is conceived as a powerful agent of transformation, intervention and translation. It is this passage into a different awareness that guarantees the rigorous audacity and the pleasure that are shared in practice.

The CCC Programme operates as an exchange platform where teachers, junior researchers and students from diverse backgrounds and expertise work together in a wide range of disciplines, eager to share their knowledge and skills and willing to work with specialists from other areas.

research concept

CCC is committed to transdisciplinary research. Transdisciplinarity has been recongnized by many researchers as the appropriate response to recent transformations ins cience and knowledge production more generally. It is based on increased contact between disciplines and a degree of porosity to facilitate productive interaction among disciplines and opening up to the potential of inventing new universes of reference.

The concept of participative and shared research designates a research policy that upholds the shared results of any research defended in the frame of an institution. It is founded on the experience of many authors in natural, human or social sciences. It claims the critical consciousness of a future “connective intelligence”.

The notion of evolutionary research refer to a research step by step, realised by different groups of researchers  (“clusters”) in the process of the research. More fundamentally, the concept allow to perpetuate a research project over a long period and to decouple it form the multiple initial authors and successors. We witness an epistemological turn in the human and social sciences and in the concept of a participative, shared and transdisciplinary research.

Practice-based Research is an original investigation undertaken in order to gain new knowledge partly by the means of practice and partly by the outcomes of that practice. The claim for originality and contribution to knowledge may be demonstrated through creative outcomes in the form of designs, music, digital media, performances and exhibitions.

Practice-based Research leads to new knowledge that has operational significance for that practice. The primary focus of the research is to advance knowledge about practice, or to advance knowledge within practice.

research context
research media

The research projects anticipate the contextual evolution of their objects and of the partnerships they engage with institutions, communities, individuals. Therefore they are described as “situated art practices”. The terms integrate the political and cross-party body of the operation. No matter how are the format or language, the research projects are within discursive practices promoting distribution, exchange, sharing and appropriation. This is the reason why these projects are considered as “discursive and situated practices”

To disseminate their outcomes, the research projects use diverse formats of production or post-production such as film, photography, installation, new media and publications. Any research project using arts introduces diverse systems of representation and several reception territories promoting the exchange and the critique of its own conditions of production.

research methodology

Practice-based Research is an original investigation undertaken in order to gain new knowledge partly by means of practice and the outcomes of that practice. The methods should be described with enough details for the study to be replicated, or at least repeated in a similar way in another situation. Every stage should be explained and justified with clear reasons for the choice of the particular methods and materials.

In order to achieve advances in knowledge of the kind, the everyday research process has to be defined and executed in a manner that is commonly agreed. The research component of the practice-based research is, in most respects, similar to any definition of research, a key element of which is the transferability of the understandings reached as a result of the research process. (Candy 2006) It is expected to both show evidence of original scholarship and to contain material that can be published or exhibited. The methods through art are pragmatic and strategic and borrow from diverse disciplines. They use observation, logbook notes, transcribed interviews, group discussions, participant observation, case study, texts analysis (semiotic, critical discourse analysis, conversations analysis, rhetoric), data management, narratology, etc.

research fields

– Memory Politics and Arts
– Emerging Cultures of Sustainability
– Economy and Education
– Situated Art Practices
– Identity Micropolitics
– Subcultures and Countercultures
– Net Art and Internet Culture
– Critical Theory and Political 
– Hard Work. Market Eonomy and Culture Industry
– European Syntax
– The Writing of History

– Governmentality and the Government of the Self
– Queer Inventions in the Disciplines
– The Post-Colonial Condition, the Geostrategic Configurations
– Storytelling and Fiction-Theory
– The Production of Space
– Film Exhibition, Film Display
– Ecological Process, Political Ecology
– The new Challenge of the “Common”

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