‘Advanced Practices’ is a new Post Graduate research program in the department of Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths, University of London) that brings together trans disciplinary research and practice. It explores the intersections between core ideas in contemporary culture and the ways they shape and entangle with practices. The program views practices beyond the ability to make and produce and towards capacities to give form to experiences of knowledge. While mainly idea driven rather than studio based, the program aids in conceptualising new formats of PH.D research and new ways of submitting this work.
The ‘Advanced Practices’ program has emerged in response to the research turn in the arts - artistic activity propelled by exploring, inventing and restaging knowledge formats. ‘Advanced Practices’ is the term we are using for understanding what constitutes the grounds for practice and asking how do practices move forward or ‘advance’ to offer forms of contemporary entanglement.