Dr. Laura Gröndahl works as a University Lecturer of Artistic Research at the Performing Arts Research Centre in the Theatre Academy of the University of Arts, Helsinki. She also holds the title of docent in Theatre Research at Helsinki University. Having the background as a practicing scenographer, she has worked in different positions at many Finnish universities, including professorship in Stage Design at Aalto-university 2006–2013. Her areas of expertise besides scenography are practices of theatre making, theory and history of performance space, and documentary theatre. She has published widely, mostly in academic contexts. She has worked in the editorial team of many books and as the editor-in-chief of Nordic Theatre Studies 2015–2017.
Laura Gröndahl & Leena Rouhiainen Getting Started with Networking and Presenting Doctoral Artistic Research
The chapter aims to support artistic doctoral candidates in the initial stages of their research in presenting and publishing their work. It does this by mapping some of the main research communities, events and journals within artistic research related to the performing arts. In addition to introducing some of the central international platforms, the focus is on offerings in the Nordic countries, owing to the fact that the authors are based in Finland. The chapter intends to provide useful advice on how a newcomer to artistic research can approach and utilise the existing opportunities in order to advance her or his research and become an active member of the larger community of artistic research. The chapter ends with a summary of the relevant organisations, publications and events in the field.