Ways of doing documentary research: research into, for and through documentary
In this invited talk, I discussed my experiences as a researcher and documentary-maker in various professional and research contexts. I described various projects I have been involved in that combine documentary and research in interesting ways (including Design Research Works) and framed the discussion around three approaches to documentary research, inspired by three approaches to design as outlined by Frayling (1993): Research into Documentary (i.e. learning about documentary); Research for Documentary (i.e. developing tools, systems and processes to enable, support and advance documentary) and Research through Documentary (i.e. creating new knowledge through the processes of making documentaries).
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