Studio practice for intercultural understanding: Singaporean creativity
Keywords:Creativity, Culture, Verbatim Theatre, Arts-based Research, Improvisation
This article considers the possibilities held by engaging in culturally conscious studio practice within research. The authors draw on a studio-based case study from Singapore which highlights the importance and opportunities of intercultural approaches to deepen understandings of both creativity and culture. Reflecting on this performative phase of a multi-sited international study into creativity in education and industry in Asia Pacific, the authors unpack the development of intercultural understanding made possible by engaging in collaborative, co-creative, arts-based studio practice. In doing so, we aim to demonstrate how “Cross-cultural understanding is core to a nuanced appreciation of creativity and its socio-cultural functions” (Harris 2017, p. 123).