Art in Action Research – Art practitioner research on and through working with art in socio-cultural settings

HfBK Dresden

Art in Action Research (AiAR) enables including diverse notions of art, knowledge bases, theories and concepts from across disciplines and regions. Thereupon, AiAR grounds the methodology creation (or methodology crafting) in the research process, which centres on an issue emerging from the work environment and the relevant web of particulars, their positionalities, and histories. As such, the AiAR paradigm stands in contrast to artistic research approaches informed by Euro-American art-historical understandings of art, which adhere to and apply universal, non-grounded assumptions about art. Instead, AiAR mirrors art practice procedures and conveys these into research. Dominique will discuss the need for such a transformative research approach considering the global turn. She will then briefly address the development of AiAR, followed by the introduction of its characteristics.

Dominique Lämmli hast long been working with studio-based, collective and performative painting strategies. She has also co-initiated temporary spaces for joint learning, imagination and co-creation with colleagues across the world and has explored and written on working with art in socio-cultural settings. She is a professor of drawing and painting at the Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland, the co-founder of FOA-FLUX, a Zurich-based reserach micro-hub, and obtained her Dr. Phil. in Global and Area Studies from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, in 2022.

The event will take place online.
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