Discourses of Dissonance: Enabling Sites of Praxis and Practice Amongst Arts and Design Doctoral Study

  • Jacqueline TaylorEmail author


Ph.D. study occupies a fractional and anomalous space in the university structurally, pedagogically and otherwise. This chapter contends that the Arts and Design Ph.D. and its complex relationship with practice, inhabits a dissonant terrain that further disrupts the normative frameworks of the academe and the landscape of doctoral research itself. Underpinned by a conceptual model of ‘research-practice-pedagogy’ and research at the intersection of these fields, transformational, performative and embodied spaces of learning, teaching and becoming are explored as part of a spatiotemporality that brings to the fore spaces of praxis and practice. Whilst dissonance is normally conceived as a negative lexicon, the dissonance of the Arts and Design Ph.D. is reconceived as a generative para-dox in relation to academia’s doxa vital in eliciting ‘doctoralness’.


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  1. 1.Birmingham City UniversityBirminghamUK

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