The HDRLab is a meet-up and workshopping group for Higher Degree by Research students in the non/fictionLab. HDRs in the non/fictionLab produce creative and scholarly work across design, photography, writing, audio and film-based media. We are interested in the forms and frames of these practices. We believe the multi-disciplinary, and often cross-disciplinary, nature of HDR research is a generative and unique strength of the Lab.
This group meets in the non/fictionLab’s Urban Writing House, with drinks and snacks and a willingness to dig our hands into something new. At each meet-up, one HDR student leads us through an informal activity drawn from their creative or critical practice. This might be a new method, process or concept – the emphasis is on exploration and critical play.
This group is also a chance to chat about candidature and all things research-related. Through these meet-ups we hope to gain new perspectives on our own work, learn about each others’ research, and forge links that help us to build a more vibrant research culture in the Lab.