The Meeting of Aesthetics and Ethics in the Academy provides a deep understanding of the nuances of ethics in the creative environment and contributes to the critical exploration of the nature of research ethics in higher education.

Written by world-renown academics with a wealth of experience in this field, this volume explores ethical challenges and responses across a range of creative practices and disciplines including design, documentary film making, journalism, socially engaged arts and the visual arts. It addresses the complex negotiations that creative practice researchers in higher education undertake to ensure that the ethical compliance required does not undermine the research integrity and artistic aspirations. By presenting carefully considered challenges to accepted models of research, this book illustrates critical analysis through a variety of case studies and anecdotal examples that provide an insight into improved ethics practices and policies in higher education.

This book is perfect for academics, ethics administrators, higher degree research candidates and supervisors looking to engage further in creative practice research and wanting to explore and understand its ethical oversight.

chapter 1|12 pages

The meeting of aesthetics and ethics in the academy

ByBarbara Bolt, Kate MacNeill

chapter 2|12 pages

Research ethics in the risk managed university

ByKate MacNeill

chapter 3|13 pages

Ethics and the infrastructure of artistic research

Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument
ByDanny Butt

chapter 4|15 pages

Re-imagining conceptions of Indigenous youth

Working toward an ethical scholarly engagement with textual and artistic representation
ByLilly Brown

chapter 5|16 pages

Stories of freedom

A reflexive account of collaboration and ethics in documentary filmmaking
BySteve Thomas

chapter 6|18 pages

Negotiating uncertain agency

The ethics of artistic collaboration and research in the context of lived trauma
ByLily Hibberd

chapter 7|14 pages

What could possibly go wrong?

The role of supervisors in ethics training for creative practice researchers
ByMarsha Berry, Craig Batty

chapter 8|9 pages

Just tick the box

A Koorie 1 woman’s experience of negotiating the university’s ethics process
ByGenevieve Grieves

chapter 10|14 pages

Applying ethical standards when creative practice involves deception

ByErich von Dietze

chapter 11|18 pages

How ethical is a ball of string?

The embodied ethics of a creative practice bricoleuse
ByAnnette Nykiel

chapter 12|14 pages

Beneficence and contemporary art

When aesthetic judgment meets ethical judgment 1
ByBarbara Bolt

chapter 13|12 pages

Touch and trace

Ethical creative practices for a phenomenology of skin
ByTarryn Handcock

chapter 14|14 pages

Journalism as a research methodology in the academic context

Public interest, risk and beneficence
ByJosie Vine

chapter 15|19 pages

Six troubling things

Cultivating ethical know-how through creative practice research
ByPia Ednie-Brown