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Arts Kaleidoscope

Arts Kaleidoscope:

Illuminating ‘multimodality’ through arts-based research practices

Arts Kaleidoscope posterThe Arts Kaleidoscope is an event that consists of arts-based practices and research approaches by graduate students/artists/teachers/researchers at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. This year, Arts Kaleidoscope will focus on multimodality in educational research by showcasing an array of multimodal interactive formats encompassing the textual, oral, aural, tactile, gestural, spatial and visual modes.

Through arts practices and the use of a variety of art forms as research methods, we would like to expound how the arts can serve as multimodal, non-traditional, yet resourceful approaches in educational research. The purpose of the showcased research-inspired installations and performances is to open a space for dialogue through aesthetic engagement and enhance reflection and reflexivity in educational practices and research.

Arts-based research offers paths for disrupting the power-laden relationships in social research, as well as developing a sense of empathy. This exciting event compels researchers to experiment with the mediums of self-expression and arts-based research tools; to challenge social and artistic stereotypes, while also examining the most creative, yet suitable modes of enhancing their educational research.

Everyone is welcome to explore the performance and exhibition spaces; to reflect on the possibilities that arts-based methods and multimodal approaches can divulge in artistic and educational research practices.

“We shall not cease from exploration
and the end of all our exploring
will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time."

T.S. Eliot