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CORKSCREW: Practice-based/led research at Birkbeck

Corkscrew is a network for practice-based/led research students in the School of Arts at Birkbeck, named for the spiralling feedback loop between practice-based investigation and critical/reflective work.

The group meets regularly to share experiences of being a practitioner-researcher in an academic context. Students lead discussions, show examples of their practice (in termly 'show and tell' sessions) and engage in group crits which foreground practice. There is also a programme of guest lectures and workshops led by experienced researchers from different arts fields. Students carrying out practice-based PhDs at Birkbeck come from a variety of disciplines, including fine art, curating, film, media, creative writing and performance.

Please contact if you would like any more information or would like to be put on the Corkscrew email list.