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The programme will offer an ideal place for exchange and dialogue among doctoral researchers and supervisors working on creative practice in visual arts and design. The summer school will bring artistic researchers together to share a programme of lectures, presentations of current work, seminar discussions, screenings and readings that will explore the issues arising in doctoral level studies by visual artists and designers. By sharing their work and learning from leading academics in the field, students can enhance the quality and significance of their research and gain insights into the range of formats that can be used in preparing doctoral work for final submission.

Some of the topics covered will include: examples of doctoral submissions across art and design; examples of art and design research from outside the academy;  visual thinking models from the visual arts and design; case studies of thinking through practice in art and design research; examples of experimental writing in contemporary art and design; practical workshop on creative writing; presentations of student and teacher work; critical discussions of ideas in response to screenings and readings; one-to-one conversations and informal dialogues.

Summer School Personnel

Summer School Curators
Alvydas Lukys (Vilnius Academy of Arts)
Schelte van Ruiten (ELIA, Deputy Director)

Summer School Teachers
Giedrė Mickūnaitė (Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania)
Lolita Jablonskiene (Lithuanian National Gallery of Art, Lithuania)
Mick Wilson (Graduate School of Creative Arts & Media, Ireland)
David Bate (University of Westminster, UK)

Summer School Visiting Keynote Speakers
Prof. Jan Kaila (Finnish academy of Fine Art, Finland)
Prof. Klaus Jung (Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany)

Summer School Administrators from Vilnius Academy of Arts:
Rasa Antanavičiūtė (Nida Art Colony, Executive Director)
Aušra Trakšelytė (Vilnius Academy of Arts)

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