Exploratory Research Lecture

Useful tips to overcome creative block when researching:

Free writing – a style of writing used by surrealists where you keep writing without pause/thinking even if it means writing the same word over and over again until you carry on. Also called descriptive research. Process can yield ideas. E.g. Apocalypse Now by Fiona Banner (1997) and other works of hers.

descriptive research – Can identify and classify elements of a subject

You can reflect both during and after activity

Shot by shot analysis (film theory)

How many ways can you analyse any sort of cultural production?

Research IS action

Be curious – do lots of things in different ways

Remember who you are

Don’t worry


Donald Schon – The Reflective Practitioner

I hear and I forget

I see and I remember

I do and understand


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