Articulations

- theorizing in practice

Every year, The Swedish Research Council arranges a symposium for artistic research. This year’s event will be the 12th in a row and is organized in collaboration with Malmö University, School of Arts and Communication, K3. The symposium will take place 24-25 November, both online and on-location at Inkonst in Malmö.

Articulation is a central feature of artistic research. The purpose of this year’s symposium is to open up a dialogue about knowledge-related freedoms, rights and obligations in the field. How is the opportunity utilised to use artistic articulation to impact on theory formation and concept development?

Arrangers

The Swedish Research Council in collaboration with Malmö University, School of Arts and Communication/K3 and Inkonst.

The symposium will be held in both Swedish and English.

Call for papers

Invitation to propose presentations for the Symposium on Artistic Research 2021

Researchers in artistic and practice-based research are invited to submit proposals for presentations at this year’s symposium on artistic research. The symposium will be held on 24–25 November, on the theme of Articulations. The deadline for proposals is 1 September.

Articulation is a central feature of artistic research. Articulation can be regarded as a process where the relationship between different elements is made discernible, tangible and possible to mediate, and where the forms, dependencies and consequences of understanding are made visible. The purpose of this year’s symposium is to open up a dialogue about articulation as “theorising in practice”, about knowledge-related freedoms and opportunities, but perhaps also about the rights and obligations that research entails. How does artistic articulation impact on theory formation and concept development? How can artistic articulation be expanded within other research fields? In what way does artistic research follow up the articulations it develops?

The symposium will focus on the articulations and the theoretical and conceptual development that occurs within the framework for artistic research, but will also critically consider the importance of articulations as knowledge contributions in more general terms.

In order to deepen the discussion, we are inviting proposals for articulations that, in addition to relating to the overall theme, also consciously and creatively relate to the combined online and on-location format of the event. The contributions will afterwards be made available via the Swedish Research Council’s portal in The Research Catalogue (under construction).

The symposium is arranged by the Swedish Research Council, in collaboration with Malmö University (School of Art and Communication/K3) and Inkonst, and will be held in both Swedish and English.

Guidelines for abstracts

Themes

We welcome abstracts that address subjects such as:

  • how articulation, as theorising in practice, can be made conscious and visible, be materialised and changed within the framework for an artistic research project
  • how specific articulations can contribute to creating understanding in a certain context
  • how artistic articulation can function critically in relation to academia, professions and the market
  • how artistic research can contribute to a broadened research discussion on the challenges of conceptual articulation.

Format

Abstracts submitted shall also present a proposed format, such as individual presentation, workshop, performance, round-table discussion, debate, etc. Proposals for sessions shall include information on all the researchers included in the session.

Scope

  • Abstracts for sessions: 500 words
  • Abstracts for other presentation formats: 300 words

Deadline

Please sent your abstract to Maria Hellström Reimer at the Swedish Research Council no later than 1 September.
Notification of the proposals accepted will be given no later than 1 October 2021.

Maria Hellström Reimer, Scientific Adviser in Artistic Research


email icon Maria.HellstromReimer@vr.se