A number of initial research directions have been established through a focus on poetics, cultural landscape and presence in space. Research in progress will examine the affect that an understanding of the deep structures of a lyrical musical tradition has on the development and practice of architecture. There is also ongoing research on the affect that an oral (conversational) musical tradition has on the making of architecture in a historic cultural landscape. And finally does the practice of music in an oral tradition affect spatial intelligence.
A review of projects and literature has been undertaken that will help to place the work within a community of practice. Existing work and ongoing work are placed in relation to the work of peers and mentors in both practices and points of enchainment identified.