→ Chapter 2: New Ways of Looking

 Research into Practice
Research with Visual Media
Ethnographic Reseach

Everyday Architect serves as a first foray into ethnographic research using visual media, a field which is fleshed out in Chapter 2: New Ways of Looking. In Chapter 2, I look in detail at research approaches and methodologies to discover new ways of looking and thinking that can produce situated and critical insights. The first part of Chapter 2, Research into Practice, focuses on research approaches that are equipped to investigate/improve practice. Here, I discuss practice-based, performative and artistic research to understand the differences between these approaches and find my own position. Consequently, I focus on research using visual methods such as photography and film to find a new critical sharpness in applying these media. To close Chapter 2, I describe reflective methods from ethnographic and auto-ethnographic research that can aid my investigation. These discussions are supported by literature and examples of studies which inform my research design. In the practice element “Postcards from Practice”, I combine these findings and develop an original research methodology using portrait photography and photo-elicitation applied to the “practice gap”. 

Reading List:
Gray, Carole, and Julian Malins. Visualizing Research: A Guide to the Research Process in Art and Design. Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2004.

Haseman, Brad. 2006. ‘A Manifesto for Performative Research’. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy Practice-led Research (118): 88–106.

Ketelle, Diane. 2014. ‘The Ground They Walk On: Photography and Narrative Inquiry’. The Qualitative Report, November. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2010.1164.

Langmann, Sten, and David Pick. 2018. Photography as a Social Research Method. Singapore: Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7279-6.

Pink, Sarah. 2007. Doing Visual Ethnography: Images, Media, and Representation in Research. 2nd ed. London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage Publications.

Ryan, Mary. 2012. ‘The Pedagogical Balancing Act: Teaching Reflection in Higher Education’. Teaching in Higher Education - TEACH HIGH EDUC 18 (January): 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2012.69410

Smith, Hazel, and Roger Dean. Practice-Led Research, Research-Led Practice in the Creative Arts. Practice-Led Research, Research-Led Practice in the Creative Arts. Edinburgh University Press, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1515/9780748636303.

Walker, Erica B., and D. Matthew Boyer. 2018. ‘Research as Storytelling: The Use of Video for Mixed Methods Research’. Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy 3 (1): 8. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40990-018-0020-4.