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Week 6 / Post Qualitative & Artistic Research: Inventing Non-methods

1. A/r/tography  

To me, a/r/tography is engaged in the practice of a/r/tography means to in the world through an ongoing process of art making in any artform and writing not separate of illustrative of each other but interconnected and woven through each other to create additional and enhanced meanings.

A/r/tography is inherently about self as artist/researcher/teacher. They were practicing artists and educators searching for a form of inquiry, a credible form of academic research that recognized how their artistic practices could be understood as research.

2. Bricolage 

In art, bricolage is a technique or creative mode, where works are constructed from various materials available or on hand, and is often seen as a characteristic of postmodern art practice. It has been described as the remixture, reconstruction, and reuse of separate materials or arctics to produce new meanings and insights.

Bricolage also refers to the mixed-method processes, transdisciplinary practices, and the multitextual communication employed by bricoleur researchers.

Collage as analysis

We board, muster, and fold/unfold/refold through collage, we ‘deterritoralize spaces’.

In additional, this paper is about the adoption of a novel way of using of using documentary analysis in order to be culturally responsive in a research setting. The researcher wished to incorporate values of participation and collaboration, thus overturning the traditional values of simplicity, passivity and individuality that are the purported advantages of documentary analysis.

3. Four inventive methods ( speculation / experiment / probes / anecdote )

Speculation: a method for the unattainable, it would explain the immanence of thought and experience. I think that a quasi-causal process actually inclined to entertain the inference of anything new coming from the object. Peirce suggested that the actual process of generating a new rule should not be ‘hampered’ by the rules of logic. Abduction points that as a method, required the investigator to formulate a hypothesis in no other way than ‘interrogation’.

Experiment: the experimenting in living

The 19th philosopher John Stuart Mill, who is widely credited with inventing the term, ‘experiment in living’. It is put to a variety of moral, political and economic purposes. They can be used to explore collective practices of researching social and cultural change.


Probes are a method for developing a richly textured but fragmented understanding of a setting or situation. The probes are small packages that can include any sort of artifact (like a map, postcard, camera or diary) along with evocative tasks, which are given to participants to allow them to record specific events, feelings or interactions. The aim is to elicit inspirational responses from people, in order to understand their culture, thoughts and values better, and thus stimulate designer’s imaginations. Probes is one of the prominent approaches in the practice of co-designing.


It is a story of some sort, though there is an implication that this is about an actual incident. thus it is not simply a fictional narrative. As such, the incident is something that is worth recounting – it might provide insight, it might yield knowledge.

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