Situating Practices: An Ecological Approach to Exhibition Making

Claire Booth-Kurpnieks (Curator), Louise Atkinson

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Situating Practices was a research-led exhibition as part of the Temporary Contemporary programme in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The exhibition was a showcase of the practice-based research work of nine postgraduate researchers from the University of Huddersfield and other higher education institutions.

It explored what it means to do research in, with and through practice and the potential new configurations of knowledge that is produced through their display, this included artist practitioners, architects and researchers working at the boundaries of social science and creative practice.

This exposition questions the concept of “curating research” (O'Neill & Wilson, 2015) from an ecological perspective, considering the interdependent, emergent and developing relations and tensions when curating research for public display in the context of the Situating Practices exhibition.
Claire Booth-Kurpnieks was curator of the exhibition and photographer of the exhibits for the research catalogue.

Dr Louise Atkinson was invited to write a response to the emergent themes of the exhibition.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2019
EventSituating Practices: An Ecological Approach to Exhibition Making - Queensgate Indoor Market, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 May 20191 Jun 2019


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