CA²RE stands for Community for Artistic and Architectural Research Evaluation. The Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership CA²RE+ was created to develop collective learning environments through the Evaluation of Design Driven Doctoral Training. Design Driven Doctoral research (DDDr) is presented as a multidisciplinary example of an experiential learning-through-evaluation model. Recognised as an appropriate model for identification and promoting the relevance of research singularity, it is valued for its transparency and recognition to award excellence in doctoral training for creative and culturally rooted solutions of contemporary design-driven developments.
The CA²RE community builds on and extends the work begun through the ADAPT-r network since 2012, and the CA²RE+ strategic partnership has enriched and intensified this network since September 2019. It has provided opportunity for a creative refreshment of qualitative research for doctoral researchers, creative practitioners, evaluators, multidisciplinary course/programme developers and education policymakers. Sharing and comparing doctoral training across research traditions and cultures within the core areas, dealing with creativity and culture, has led to transparency and the recognition of tacit skills and qualifications. The development of collective evaluation courses will contribute to promoting and rewarding excellence in teaching and skills development. The explication of tacit knowledge from evaluation experience through a multimedia database contributes to the consolidation and improvement of evidence-building within higher education.