Vermouth session : Art and Design by other means: research, methods and practices

Picture: Susana Tesconi

On the one hand, there is an ever greater tendency for art and design research to establish and enhance its links with science and technology studies (STS), this has happened for a variety of methodological and epistemological reasons. On the other hand, while STS were born within the social sciences, they have extended their field of action to other disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas, related to the arts and humanities. In fact, art and design share a mutual approach with STS that is beneficial for both sides considering their drive to transform and to be transformed.

The purpose of the present session is to explore this mutual approach from the multiple perspectives of those involved, as well as to exchange practices and experiences between researchers that have undertaken their work in the local context and those that come to Barcelona to present their ongoing investigations at the 4S/EASST Conference.

Aligned with the proposal of the 4S/EASST Conference to explore projects and spaces where science and technology are performed divergently, this session proposes to address and discuss potential frameworks for studying the diversity of creative practices, respecting their dispersion and their otherness, while at the same time recognizing them as such.

Some of the topics that will be addressed are:

  • Maintenance and repair of the infrastructures of art and design.
  • An approach to materiality and discursivity in the arts from an STS perspective.
  • Research methodologies in art and design.

With the objective of generating a space to foster the connection between a creative local scene and international research, different knowledge sharing formats will coexist during the session, including a pecha-kucha and a round-table with a basis in specific questions of common interest, which it is hoped will stimulate the generation of forums for knowledge exchange of greater proximity, and the possible generation of networks for future work.

Speakers: Bani Brusadin, Michael Guggenheim, Fernando Domínguez Rubio, Katrina Jungnickel, Débora Lanzeni, Irene Lapuente, Joana Moll, Liliana Ovalle, Enric Senabre Hidalgo, Susanna Tesconi, Nina Wakerford and Alex Wilkie, among others.


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Co-organized by: Telefonica