A tool for collaborative research through which all participants contribute to strengthen the representation of their shared practice and benefit from a unified outcome.
Launching in 2018, the Critical Academy will build a wiki website that will facilitate the collection of historical data relating to the practice of Photography in Ireland for future analysis.
As commonly defined, ‘a wiki is a website on which users collaboratively modify content and structure directly from the web browser’. The purpose in this case is to allow Irish and Ireland based practitioners to stand up and be counted, profiling themselves on the website, inputting their own historic list of exhibitions, their publications, awards, educational backgrounds, etc.
The data gathered will contribute to a better understanding of the practice over time, specifically looking at the last 20 years – as we aim to connect this research with previous and extensive research now available. It will also serve us to identify and evaluate how organisations in Ireland and abroad have engaged over time with the artists.
Finally, the information gathered and its evaluation will add to the extent of Project 01.
Progress on this research project will be shared at certain milestones throughout the process, and there are plans to programme a series of activities around it, like symposiums, exhibitions, and the launch of specific publications.