About Creative Provocations


Provocation, although sometimes equated with anger and violence, is an action which makes your audience sit up, take note and listen. A provocation can push at boundaries, work through failures or present new theoretical approaches.

A provocation can be useful.

The aim of this space is to encourage research students and staff to creatively provoke through a presentation/performance/speech/action in a two – ten minute slot. This ‘testing ground’ is a chance to explore working ideas, questions or statements in a peer-led, informal environment, to potentially form new knowledge, perspectives and enquiries. In reply to your provocation, the audience must provide counter arguments, alternative statements or provocative questions.

Provocation slots are open to all research degree students and staff in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Next term, provocations take place on Wednesdays 17.00 – 19.00 in Righton Open Space.

Dates include:

21 March 2018

13 June 2018

Contact Gemma (gemma.k.meek@stu.mmu.ac.uk) if you’d like to book a slot. Please include a title, a short summary about your provocation and an image (250 words max). The provocations are also filmed for online use, please indicate if you would prefer to opt out of this.