chapter  5
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Residency

ByHarriet Hawkins

Artist Residency programmes are a particularly intensive site of intersection between artistic practice and geographical research. Indeed, artist-in-residence programmes, where diverse creative practitioners from visual artists to dancers, musicians, and writers come to work within academic institutions for a discreet period of time – from days to months and even years – are an increasingly common site for the intersection of art and research more generally. Despite the growth of artists-in-residence in universities, very little critical literature exists reflecting on these practices and their politics, let alone any in-depth engagement with the relations between art and research that these residencies enable. Furthermore, as will be explored through residencies in geography departments, this critical force does not just offer a chance to pause for reflection but might also build alternative possibilities for institutional research cultures and practices.