The Primacy of Movement in Research-Creation: New Materialist Approaches to Art Research and Pedagogy

  • Sarah E. TrumanEmail author
  • Stephanie Springgay
Part of the Contemporary Philosophies and Theories in Education book series (COPT, volume 8)


The Pedagogical Impulse (TPI) was a 3-year research-creation project that initiated a series of artist-residencies across a variety of educational sites in Toronto, Canada. In this chapter we examine the primacy of movement as a proposition of research-creation through a ‘case study’ of one of TPI’s artist-residencies in a secondary school and argue that movement is germane to emerging post-humanist explorations within educational research, and a crucial component for re-imagining research-creation methodologies.


Swarm Intelligence Cultural Production Absolute Movement Educational Site Pure Difference 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Curriculum Studies (OISE) and Book History & Print Culture (Massey College)University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Curriculum, Teaching and LearningOntario Institute for Studies in Education, University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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