James has extensive research training and teaching experience, in a career that has ranged across disciples. From his social science beginnings, he has shifted to a focus on ‘practice as research’ as a methodology of enquiry, across the creative arts and design - particularly intersecting with the documentary and ethnographic arts, and with socio-spatial and cultural enquiry. This also affords a transdisciplinary perspective on applied practice and research for co-producing knowledge. .James is a frequent collaborator with artists and researchers across the creative arts and design practices. His wider research interests include: improvisation and performativity in everyday life, cultural identity and public pedagogy. Further information is available here (jamesoliverculture.com). His book 'Associations: Creative Practice and Research,' is published in 2017 (MUP).
Associations: Creative Practice and Research
Published by MUP Academic, 2017.
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