The University of Leeds
: B - Performance and Cultural Industries
Unit of assessment
33 - Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies : B - Performance and Cultural Industries
T - Other
Brief description of type
Interdisciplinary practice research output comprising installation, performance, radio programmes and film
Open access status
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Riverine (May 2018-November 2020) is a work of interdisciplinary practice research that lies within the areas of new animism and cultural ecology. It is a Multi component output supported by contextual information.
Riverine makes a contribution to methodological innovation in practice research.
The main contribution concerns the advancement of the practice of following. Following draws on social science (Lash and Lury 2008), go-alongs (Anderson 2009) know-as you-go approaches (Ingold 2000) and traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) The aim is to advance a coherent strategy for mobile research that takes agency away from the static researcher, away from the human subject, in an effort to focus on natural environments, their movement and change. Following is also a multimodal way of knowing that supports the richness of project insights and diversity of project dissemination. Three ways of following have been explored: movement-based, media-based and oral.
Riverine is not a single output, but a series of outputs that map an ecology of relations between deliverables. This submission should be understood as a unified set of relations between discrete outputs, which further advances innovation in terms of a radically different way of understanding academic output generation.
Riverine is funded by Language Acts and World Making; Ignite Fund, and British Academy with support from Earth Law Centre, water@leeds and the Cultural Institute. Salazar-Sutil acted as PI on awarded grants, overseeing research and project co-ordination. Mellor, Sharma and Singhal contributed as postgraduate students, and Hassan Hamza contributed as Co-I. Over fifty project participants have been involved and different dissemination media have reached an estimated worldwide audience of 12,500 people.