“Research-creation generates new forms of experience; it situates what often seem like disparate practices, giving them a conduit for collective expression; it hesitantly acknowledges that normative modes of inquiry and containment often are incapable of assessing its value; it generates forms of knowledge that are extra-linguistic; it creates operative strategies for a mobile positioning that take these new forms of knowledge into account; it proposes concrete assemblages for rethinking the very question of what is at stake in pedagogy, in practice, and in collective experimentation [...] Research-creation proposes new forms of knowledge, many of which are not intelligible within current understandings of what knowledge might look like [...] Consider that new processes will likely create new forms of knowledge which may have no means of evaluation within current disciplinary models”, from Erin Manning, Ten Propositions for Research-Creation.


“research-creation as a methodology that sidesteps disciplinary allegiance and thereby reconfigures artistic cultures and practices across the university […] research-creation re(con)figures our approach to disciplinarity.[…] Research-creation is a particularly potent way of speaking across and with disciplinary, political, ideological, methodological, and affective (diffractive) differences in the academy today”, Natalie Loveless, Towards a manifesto on research-creation, p. 53.

“Research-creation can be described as the complex intersection of art practice, theoretical concepts, and research. It is an experimental practice that cannot be predicted or determined in advance. It is trans-disciplinary and is used by artists and designers who incorporate a hybrid form of artistic practice between the arts and science, or social science research […] Research-creation is attuned to processes rather than the communication of outputs or products.” from https://thepedagogicalimpulse.com/research-methodologies/

Originally emerging as a Canadian response to practice research, research creation has evolved from the organic convergence of the arts and interdisciplinary humanities, at the intersection of different practices both linguistic and non-linguistic. It is an approach to research that combines creative and academic research practices, and supports the development of knowledge and innovation through artistic expression, scholarly investigation, and experimentation.







Natalie Loveless, How to Make Art at the End of the World: A Manifesto for Research-Creation, (Durham : Duke University Press, 2019)

Natalie Loveless, Knowings & knots: methodologies and ecologies in research-creation, (Alberta : University of Alberta Press, 2020).

Natalie Loveless, Towards a Manifesto on Research-Creation. RACAR: Revue d'art canadienne / Canadian Art Review, 40(1), 52–54.

Derek McCormack “Thinking-Spaces for Research Creation”, Inflexions 1.1 “How is Research-Creation?” (May 2008) www.inflexions.com

Erin Manning, Ten Propositions for Research-Creation, Volume 19, Issue 2: Disrupting the Humanities: Towards Posthumanities, Fall 2016


See also Inflexions A Journal of Research-Creation, https://www.inflexions.org/