Department of Culture and Learning

Centre for Education policy research (CFU)

Arts-based Methods and Performativity in Education and Education Research (AMPERE)

Arts-based Methods and Performativity in Education and Education Research (AMPERE) is a network led by Associate Professor Tatiana Chemi. The AMPERE network aims to make visible two specific research interests shared by a number of researchers within CfU: arts-based research methods in teaching and educational research, and performativity as a theoretical perspective. Participants share an interest in different approaches to performativity theories and research methods that include the body, affects, creativity, artistic means and methodological diversity. AMPERE is conceived as a learning community and dialogical platform that connects the participants’ research interests.

The purpose is:

  • To build a concrete platform for ongoing in-depth conversations
  • To make selected themes of CfU researchers’ work visible to external observers
  • To strengthen the area of arts-based methods and performativity in education research in order to define shared research projects and emerging fund raising strategies
  • To promote activities that are emerging, meaningful and relevant for existing research projects/studies.

 

The network is anchored in existing teaching activities, such as KREA Master, Learning and Innovative Processes and Techno Antropology.

 

THIS NETWORK BUILDS UPON CFU’S FOCUS ON AESTHETIC, CREATIVE,AND SOCIALLY AWARE EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, AND CONTRIBUTES TO THE RESEARCH GROUP’S MISSION TO: 

  • Contribute to the knowledge of creation and implementation processes within the field of teaching, education and evaluation (the programme will specifically contribute by looking at arts-based and performative practices and perspectives). 
  • Strengthen the foundation for teaching, education and evaluation through theoretically and empirically well-founded critical research, and through the practical implementation of development and evaluation (the programme will specifically contribute by looking at arts-based interventions and performative social practices). 
  • Build and maintain national and international contacts and networks (the programme will specifically contribute by strengthening networks based on arts-based and performativity themes).

Thinking-with methodology circle

We think with theories, concepts, ideas, philosophers, each other, the more-than-human. Our rhizomatic dialogue is initiated by means of a shared reading of a collaboratively chosen text, which is openly discussed. We chose our reading materials among posthumanist, feminist, queer, indigenous, poststructuralist, anti-racist thinkers. We bring to this encounter our knowledge of other theories, creative associations, questions, curiosities, alternative readings, and we think with/through writing, collaborative, reflexive, material, performative practices. This is a material-discursive laboratory to immerse ourselves into the pulsating life of ideas.

The first book we will engage with is bell hooks’ All About Love.

Internal members

Pierangelo Pompa

Research assistant

external members

 Selene D'Agostino

 Artois University (Ph.d. Student)

   Martha Lagoni 

    PHD STUDENT 

    mala@ucl.dk