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5th Edition

Practice-led research empowers art and design practitioners to uncover, apply, and convey original knowledge directly relevant to their creative endeavours. Since the 1980s, the advent of doctoral practice-led research has ushered in a new era, enabling practitioners to forge distinctive methodological pathways for engaging in knowledge generation within their own creative actions.

This interdisciplinary gathering is dedicated to promote awareness of practice-oriented approaches within the realms of Art and Design. It seeks to inspire practitioners and educators alike, encouraging them to explore the landscape of research methodologies through practice. Presenters will showcase the potential of research when practice serves as an integral component of inquiry, thus illuminating various methodological procedures and frameworks to contextualise their creative work.

In its upcoming 5th edition, LINK 2023 explores the theme of Latin American Diaspora in Aotearoa New Zealand. This edition aspires to celebrate and shed light on the multifaceted relationship between practice-led design research, the Global South, and the experiences of Latin Americans in Aotearoa. The conference endeavours to catalyse cognitive shifts essential for addressing the complex challenges of the twenty-first century, while also promoting the creation of inclusive communities and international networks. These communities emphasise the interconnectedness that transcends physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual dimensions, binding people and landscapes in an amalgam of existence.

We extend a heartfelt invitation to the global design community and scholars from all corners of the world. Join us on this enriching journey, where you can draw inspiration from shared experiences and explore the horizons of practice-oriented research, all through the lens of the Global South and the wisdom gained from the Latin American diaspora.

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