Presentation of the SAR special interest group by Jens Badura, Prerna Bishnoi, Alexander Damianisch, Joe Lockwood, Mari Sanden, followed by a Q&A
The presentation is to introduce the newly founded SIG “Co Agency - Artistic Research as transformative practice”. The aim of the group is to bring together young and emerging researchers in artistic research who want to explore how artistic research can contribute to coordinated and collaborative efforts to address societal challenges. Drawing from specific experiences and by mapping related initiatives, the group will explore and develop an advanced understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of particular artistic research approaches and methodologies contributing to collaborations with other forms of knowledge production. It should also contribute to establish more democratic and shared spaces for knowledge production and exchange with a particular focus on rebalancing hierarchies of knowledge. The SIG is intended to be a forum where research networks and project opportunities can be shared and where the application of the above discussions can be given form, either through the development of new vocabularies, curricula, academic papers, policy suggestions etc. Furthermore, it should serve as an interface to ongoing initiatives such as the New European Bauhaus, the EIT KIC “Culture & Creativity”, the EU collaborative project Cyanotypes and the COST Action "European Forum for Advanced Practices".