PhD research through applied practice. FACT hosts a number of doctoral students engaged in research at FACT. As part of the collaborative element of their doctorates, the students work at FACT in a variety of ways, gaining professional experience and contributing their ideas and knowledge to FACT's programmes and projects.
Current PhD Studentships
Aneta Krzemien Barkley
Title (TBC) New media in a digital age: the role of new media in art, culture and society at the turn of the 21st century: case study - FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)
Supervisors Prof. Andrew Brown, University of Liverpool, and Professor Mike Stubbs, FACT
Date October 2010 -
Aneta Krzemien Barkley is currently working towards a PhD as part of a collaborative programme between FACT and CAVA (Centre for Architecture and Visual Arts), University of Liverpool.
Her research examines the transformation of contemporary art practices and the role of new media art in a wider socio-cultural context through a series of case studies focusing on FACT's recent and current projects.
Her work constitutes a part of a larger AHRC-funded research programme focusing on FACT and its role in the socio-cultural transformation of the city as well as in the development of new media art in the UK and internationally.
Title The transformation of art, culture and society: a critical study of the evolution of the Foundation of Art and Creative Technology, Media Art and Liverpool, 1985-2010
Supervisors Prof. Mark Swenarton, Prof. James Stirling Professor, University of Liverpool
Date 1 October 2009 -
Jane Clayton is currently in her third and final year of an AHRC-funded collaborative doctoral research project at Liverpool School of Architecture's Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts (CAVA) and FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology). The project, the first in a triple-award rolling programme, focuses on the transformation that FACT has undergone, since its emergence as Merseyside Moviola in 1985 to its status in 2010 as a leading media art institution, both nationally and internationally. This doctoral research is particularly interested in the social, economic and political environment of Liverpool over a 25-year period, processes of institutionalisation, regeneration driven by art and culture, and the history and development of media art. Jane has a BA (Hons) in History and Politics from the University of Durham and an MA in Journalism Studies from Cardiff University.FACT hosts a number of doctoral students engaged in research at FACT. As part of the collaborative element of their doctorates, the students work at FACT in a variety of ways, gaining professional experience and contributing their ideas and knowledge to FACT's programmes and projects.