Map Ethics! A workshop model
The following proposes a flexible model for unfolding and mapping ethical dimensions within the frame of artistic PhD projects and doctoral supervision – to instigate discussion, curiosity and consciousness, aiming to avoid a normative approach. The mission of the model is to identify ethical aspects which are not obvious, may be not yet recognized, may be part of more complex issues, and create an entry point for discussions about this. Such mapping and discussions may make a qualitative contribution to the development of the project as well as to the professional discourse in the artistic research environment – hopefully a shared enhanced awareness of ethical issues. The model is developed from the artistic researcher’s point of view and not exclusively based on input from experts in ethics.
Below, you find suggestions to how the present material may be used in workshops in your environment. The intention is that the text and models may generate thoughts, develop ideas, trigger reactions and produce adaptations – without the original authors being present. The model should be applied on local material, such as PhD plans or other project descriptions, presentations, discussions on academic roles and power structures.
Your role or situation might be one of these:
- You are or plan to become a PhD candidate, or staff member/supervisor obliged to pick up ethical issues in project discussions
- You are responsible for the contents of seminars/workshops in the context of educational settings or in researchers'/artists' groups.
- You are responsible for PhD programmes, projects or research groups and must be able to clarify how you are working with ethics and research integrity in your programme/institution, through the curriculum and or/courses.