Roads to Research with Jean Slick

12:00PM to 1:00PM March 11, 2020
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Jean Slick

Please join us for a Roads to Research presentation with Jean Slick

  • Date: March 11
  • Time: noon to 1 p.m.
  • Location: Centre for Dialogue, Learning and Innovation Centre

Painting as a Research Method – A Phenomenological Approach

Over the last three years, Jean Slick has been exploring painting as a research method, which was prompted by the desire to find a way to integrate her disciplinary background in the fine arts with her research in the disaster and emergency management field, which examines how the use of social media is influencing the characteristics of emergent and convergent response to disasters. In this presentation, Jean will discuss how she adapted a phenomenological approach to analysis of citizen-generated YouTube videos of personal experiences with the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire and her experience with this approach in creating a painting series that captures her interpretation of the essence of the video records of experience with the wildfire. She will offer her reflections on how the process of painting parallels other more traditional research methods, and discuss how she approached the representation of movement through space and time in her work. This presentation gives insight into her paintings, which will be on display in the RRU library later this year.

Please bring your lunch. Cookies and coffee will be provided.

Research Services gratefully acknowledges the funding support of the Research Support Fund (RSF) in the development of this initiative. The RSF is administered by the Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat.