Dec 21, 2018

1st call for EKSIG 2019

23 - 24 September 2019
Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia

International Conference of the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge at Estonian Academy of Arts, 2019

EKSIG 2019 will address the theme of “Knowing Together – experiential knowledge and collaboration”.

Date:  Monday and Tuesday, 23 - 24 September 2019
Venue:  Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia

With the theme ‘Knowing Together – experiential knowledge and collaboration’ the conference aims to provide a forum for debate about knowledge generation in collaboration by professionals and academic researchers in the creative disciplines and beyond.

Creative practice has transformed from one based on the production of material artefacts to one that engages expertise and knowledge from multiple disciplines. Recent research in the creative disciplines has revolved around the changing territorial context of ‘making’ and has increasingly involved professionals and academic researchers working collaboratively to explore an interdisciplinary inquiry. Collaboration in such research has therefore become vital. A research team may comprise different disciplinary experts, such as scientists, technologists, artists, designers, architects, psychologists, business strategists and policy makers, working across academic, commercial and public sectors. They may work with materials and/or nonmaterials.

Examples include research the fields of New Materials, Smart Textiles, Virtual Materiality, Material Innovation, Embodied Ideation, and Participatory Practices in Business in which various partners are in dialogue with one another, developing, consolidating and enhancing knowledge while generating new opportunities for interdisciplinary knowledge exchange.

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