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HDK-Valand, University of Gothenburg is currently accepting applications for funded PhD positions in Craft, Design & Artistic Practice. The application deadline is 5 June 2020 and two or more successful applicants will begin their study from January 2021. HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design, at the University of Gothenburg, conducts education and research in Design, Film, Photography, Fine Art, Crafts and Literary Composition, as well as teacher education in Visual Arts.
The department says, “we provide highly specialised degree programmes in an outgoing, international environment – where our unique and broad range of subjects also enables our students and staff to foster a broader artistic perspective, as well as to explore new working models and research fields. Together with our sister department – the Academy of Music and Drama – we form the most broad-ranging faculty of arts in Scandinavia.”
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The doctoral subject of Crafts supports investigations into the role of Crafts in society today. At the doctorial level this involves artistic research developed in dialogue with societal issues. The doctoral student’s reflection on one’s own practice is an important tool for knowledge development and renewal and is situated alongside knowledge of the profession’s discursive context.
The aim of doctoral education in Crafts is to educate with the support of methods relevant to the subject field both in practice and in theory, with a focus on developing the ability to autonomously and critically expand the base of knowledge in the subject with regard to breadth as well as depth.
Image: Student exhibition, HDK-Valand Academy of Art and Design, Steneby © 2020 Linnea Dalstrand
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