Daksha Patel

Daksha Patel is an AHRC-funded Fine Art practice-led researcher at Northumbria University. Her practice and research engages with the medical body. She exhibits her work both nationally and internationally and is currently undertaking a residency in brain imaging at the University of Manchester. Her recent commissions include new work for the Wellcome Trust 'Brain: The Mind as Matter' exhibition, and 'Cravings' a touring show from The Science Museum, London. Daksha is an associate lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and a visiting lecturer at the University of Creative Arts, Surrey. Daksha Patel, Northumbria University, Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Science, Room 123, Lipman Building, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST, +44 (0) 191 227 44936, daksha.patel@northumbria.ac.uk

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A Case Study of Interdisciplinary Live Projects in Art and Chemistry

This article describes a set of interdisciplinary live projects that were carried out at Manchester Metropolitan University over the summer of 2014, between arts and chemistry undergraduate students. It was found that by working as part of an interdisciplinary team, the students were able to develop an understanding of the learning perspectives derived from different disciplines, thereby helping them to reflect on their own approaches to process and development. However, a number of difficulties also arose, mainly because of logistical and communication issues. By reflecting on the respective accomplishments and difficulties of the projects, this study provides a set of recommendations for interdisciplinary live projects, which should help the development and implementation of future schemes within higher education.

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