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â€˜Sustaining the imagination: theatre and learning for sustainabilityâ€™
3 year funded PhD hosted by the School of Culture and Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow in partnership with Catherine Wheels Theatre Company â€“ Further information â€“ Closing date 9th July 2012.
Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow is seeking to award one fully funded PhD studentship to commence 1 October 2012.
The studentship, which will support three years of full-time study, is funded through the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards Scheme. Within the wider School of Culture and Creative Arts, the studentship will be based in the Theatre Studiesâ€™ subject group. The studentship is with non-academic partners Catherine Wheels.
The student will undertake a critically informed and contextualised practice-based doctoral thesis exploring how site-orientated theatre can facilitate childrenâ€™s engagement with sustainability learning. Reviewing theÂ landscape of theatre that connects with environmental and climate change agendas, the research will suggest original ways in which place-based rather than issue-based performance can engage children in developing everyday sustainability practices. Through the partnership with Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, the student will have an opportunity to acquire a range of creative industry skills and knowledges whilst developing critically-informed work which aims to respond to one of the greatest and most pressing challenges of our time. Working directly with Catherine Wheels, and supported by its Artistic Director Gill Robertson and Company Producer Paul Fitzpatrick, the studentâ€™s practice-led research will be developed at and respond to two contrasting sites: a primary schoolÂ located in an urban context (Glasgow) and another in a rural context (East Lothian).Â
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