TECHNE2 builds on a track record of supporting outstanding students pursuing the 'craft' of research through innovative, interdisciplinary approaches with an emphasis on creativity and practice. TECHNE2 is led by Royal Holloway, University of London and brings together nine HEIs in London and the South East in a DTP with a strong collegiate ethos.
As a member of the consortium, Brunel University brings a wealth of expertise in creative practice across the performing arts, film practice, creative writing and digital media. It specialises in developing reflective, critically informed practitioners who know the theoretical literature. It also has a large and world leading pool of social science experts across the disciplines, including media, sociology, anthropology, history, politics and journalism.
The vision and the training offered by TECHNE2 emphasises the interleaving of critical thinking, making, and reflexive action (episteme, poesis, and phronesis) in the craft of research. The DTP is bound by a collective commitment to valuing interdisciplinary research, particularly that which pushes the boundaries of arts and humanities research into science and social science. An emphasis on the interchange between the material, embodied practices of existing fields in the arts and humanities and digital creativity will be set alongside leadership in shaping the futures of practice-based PhDs.