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The Radical Pacific: Artistic Activism and Experimentation on the Chilean Coast - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges

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    Dr P Merchant
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    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

About the Project
In this project, you will explore how filmmakers, street artists and other creative practitioners on Chile’s central coast, and especially in the port city of Valparaíso, have developed avant-garde responses to the inescapable and occasionally threatening presence of the Pacific Ocean in the 20th and 21st centuries.
You might investigate the aesthetics and politics of creative responses to the 2010 tsunami, for instance, or explore recent artistic actions taken in response to the environmental consequences of overfishing.
Mapping the history of radical cultural and political engagements with the ocean in this region will allow for a better understanding of how humanities scholars and cultural actors can respond to contemporary and future marine environmental challenges.

Why Choose this Opportunity
You will have the opportunity to collaborate with the vibrant research communities in the Centre for Environmental Humanities and Migration Mobilities Bristol. You will be encouraged to undertake field research in Chile as part of the project.

About You
Archival research skills, interview skills.

About the programme
The Cabot Institute Masters by Research is a unique opportunity to work with a leading supervisor to deliver a one-year research project that you are passionate about. The programme will bring together exceptional students from all backgrounds with a common mission – protecting the planet and securing our future. As well as learning from your supervisor, you will learn from your fellow students; coming together to share your ideas and developing your problem-solving skills as part of an interdisciplinary team over the year. As well as being hosted within the Cabot Institute you will have a direct relationship within the relevant School for your research area, allowing you to fully take advantage of a wide-ranging research community.
Alongside your research project, you will benefit from a unique personal development and transferable skills training schedule. These unaccredited, optional events will give you the opportunity to come together with your peers to improve your research skills and develop an innovative approach to the global challenges we face today. You will also be encouraged to propose your own interests for a seminar series, giving you a unique platform to mould your studies and get involved directly with the programme. The training schedule will focus on:
• Interdisciplinarity & Collaboration
• Innovation & Enterprise
• Making your research a success
• Research communications
• Ignite your interests (your chance to propose ideas for a seminar series)
You will also gain access to the Cabot Institute’s network of experts across academia, government, business and industry via networking events. These opportunities will not only support your research, but give you the edge in your future career, whatever that may be.

Funding Notes

Programme fees per year:
UK/EU Full time £6950, Part time £3560
Overseas Full time £21700, Part time £11100

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