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New Platform To Link International Research Stars To the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts

News: Nov 13, 2013

The names of the international group of artists, musicians, philosophers and designers – who, together with representatives from the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg, are to engage in artistic research being developed and renewed by way of a new, state-of-the-art Conference and Publication Platform – will be announced today.

The Dean of the Faculty, Ingrid Elam, says: We have now reached a point in time when we need to deepen our approach to artistic research, and put in to words, and formulate, how artistic research can contribute to the understanding and solving of some of the great social challenges we are facing today.

This new platform will act as a starting point for the Faculty to carry out important events that will enable the development of international artistic research,as well as to support staff who wish to publish their research in new formats.

We can now build a research culture where we are open to discussing issues with critical friends, that is, with national and international representatives of artistic research and other research who are curious to know about our efforts in this endeavour. This is how we hope to be able to develop this field at the same time as we develop our own research environment, Ingrid Elam adds.

The main function of the platform is to encourage and promote dialogue, and spread the content of this dialogue in ways that are completely new. When more meeting places and discussion spaces are created, the intersection that already exists – between the different arts arenas in Gothenburg and research – can also be further developed and expanded.

Mick Wilson, Head of Department at the Valand Academy, says the following: The field of artistic research has been growing fast over the last two decades, and has now acquired considerable stability and academic recognition. But the potentialities of this new research are immense, and we are still just beginning to chart the contribution that the research initiatives of the arts will make to a wide range of societal challenges.

Two groups make up the core of this project; these are: an Advisory Board comprising international researchers who will support the project, and assist in the development of a peer review culture for artistic research, and an Editorial Board comprising eminent colleagues from Sweden and Finland, who, together with the working group at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, will provide editorial supervision and proofreading.

The Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts is very proud and happy to be able to present the names that are now to be linked to the University of Gothenburg, which by way of the Faculty’s new platform will steer artistic research into the future:

Advisory Board
Ute Meta Bauer, Associate Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Darla Crispin, Associate Professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo
Simon Critchley, Professor of Philosophy at the New School in New York City
Bruno Latour, Professor at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris
Andrea Phillips, Reader in Fine Art, at Goldsmiths, University of London
Henk Slager, Dean of the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design (MaHKU) and Professor of Artistic Research at the University of the Arts, Utrecht
Lou Yongqi, Dean and Professor at the College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai

Editorial Board
Magnus Bärtås, Professor at the University College of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm
Barbara Czarniawska, Professor at the Gothenburg Research Institute
Catharina Dyrssen, Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg
Lars Hallnäs, Professor at the Swedish School of Textiles, Borås
Esa Kirkkopelto, Professor at the University of the Arts, Helsinki
Ola Sigurdson, Professor at the University of Gothenburg

Read more about the members of the Advisory and Editorial Boards on the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts’ website:
www.konst.gu.se/forskning/plattform

For more information about the project, please contact:
Ingrid Elam, Dean of the Faculty, or Johan Öberg, Faculty Research Secretary at:
ingrid.elam@konst.gu.se +46 (0) 709 655403
johan.oberg@konst.gu.se +46 (0)708 735978

 

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