International Conference on Research Creativity: Praxis

Presented by Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University
Dates:     21st – 23rdNovember 2012
Venue: Hong Kong Baptist University

As our societies are increasingly reliant on technology, what becomes obvious is the unique contribution that corporeal experience plays in creativity, and creativity plays in research. Scholarship in art creation is equal to that in scientific research. Art creation in some cases may also be the result of research.

Exploring the borders in art, science and technology, the International Conference on Research Creativity: Praxis seeks to define this relationship beyond human geography. Networks that are sites of research and practices embedded in a larger context are often cross-connected with social movements of locally and globally networked societies.

Following the success of AVA’s inaugural conference ‘Opportunities and Challenges – Visual Arts Education in Asia’ in 2009, this year we bring some of the world’s leading creative thinkers together in Hong Kong to delve deeper into the notion of Praxis. How can we avoid falling into the trap of being pragmatic when undertaking research, so that poetics are nourished and supported rather than stifled by the need to articulate/publish, so that entrenched research paradigms do not stifle new modes of research that can be supported to emerge from artistic fields? Creative research adopts the language of the times, modeled upon the digital networks and the electronic circuitry of our age, rather than the mechanical factories designed in the industrial age.

We have the ability to use the affordances of the body to explore post-modernity’s alternative geographies. International Conference on Research Creativity – Praxis is about mapping this new terrain for research.


Registration Fees (Hong Kong Dollar)

Early registration (Before October 10)

  • Student*                $400
  • Full                        $800
  • AVA Student#        $80

Normal registration

  • Student*                $500
  • Full                        $1000
  • AVA Student#        $100

Conference dinner

  • $250


*with valid student I.D
#with valid student I.D, meals not included