Newsletter from The Research School at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts.
The Research School consists of artistic research and research on education within the artistic field and is run by the three departments Academy of Music and Drama, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts, and Valand Academy. Problem to view? See the Newsletter in the web reader.


Utställning: Åsa Norman och Frida Hållander, Öxabäck IF – Utan er ingen morgondag

Friday 15 February 13:00
Venue: Svarta Havet, Konstfack, Stockholm
Vems hand är det som gör? En systertext om konst/hantverk, klass, feminism och om viljan att ta strid
Frida Hållander, Konsthantverk/Crafts, HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts in collaboration with Konstfack, Stockholm
Opponent: Katarina Bonnevier
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Find the disstertation in GUPEA


Wednesday 3 April 13:00
An Inexplicable Hunger – flutist)body(flute (dis)encounters
Marina Cyrino, Musical Performance and Interpretation, Academy of Music and Drama
13:00 performance in A308
13:30 Public defence in A505 (Lingsalen)
Opponent: Catherine Laws, senior lecturer, Department of Music, University of York
Venue: Artisten, Fågelsången 1, Göteborg


Friday 3 May 13:00
Tvärsöver otysta tider; Att skriva igenom Västerbottens och New Englands historier och språk tillsammans med texter av Susan Howe / Across Unquiet Times; Writing through the Histories and Languages of Västerbotten and New England Accompanied by Works of Susan Howe
Imri Sandström, Literary Conmposition, Poetry and Prose, Valand Academy
Opponent: Amelie Björck, senior lecturer, Södertörn University
Venue: Glashuset

Research School: Workshops and Symposia

2019 Workshops and Symposia

Monday 18th February9:30-12:00

Focus will be to follow up the work on supervision that was done at the last symposium. On the agenda is also planning of the upcoming symposiums in the Spring and Fall semesters of 2019, and also briefly information about the plans and leadership for the Research School and the merge between Valand Academy and HDK.
Venue: Glashuset
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Monday-Tuesday 15-16 April


What happens when the words we use allow us to pass over the reasons we use them?
– Sarah Ahmed, On Being Included
(Duke UP, 2012)

The theme for the 15-16 April 2019 Doctoral Symposium is CARE, drawing upon an interdisciplinary framework and focused on an institutional context with particular attention to the university and the museum. This symposium will examine notions of care, particularly looking at how care may be relevant in developing critical pedagogies and interventions that encourage insurgent thinking and practices; how such issues are addressed and dealt with – in artistic research, as well as in contemporary artistic, craft, design and performance practices and discourses.
The Spring 2019 symposium is organized by the doctoral candidates Nicolas Cheng (HDK), Jen Hayashida (Valand Academy) and Ram Krishna Ranjan (Valand Academy).
The Symposium is open by registration for all doctoral students, supervisors and researchers at the Faculty. Please contact Anna Frisk for registration: 


Monday 9th September kl 9:30-12:00
Contents to be announced


Tuesday-Wednesday 15-16 October
Symposium (OBS: adjustment of dates)

2019 Faculty Supervisors Meetings
Monday 18th March kl 13:00-14:30 (Glashuset)
Monday 9th September kl 13:00-14:30


Tuesday 19th March, 10:00-12:00
Seminar for Licentiat exam
Thomas Nyström, Design, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts
Title: Adaptive Design for Circular Business Models in the Automotive Manufacturing Industry
Opponent/diskutant: Marcel den Hollander, PhD, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Examiner: Professor Maria Nyström Reuterswärd, HDK/ Chalmers
Superisors: Lisbeth Svengren Holm, professor em. and Mats Williander, Rise
Venue: Aulan, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8

Tuesday 26th March 10.00-12.00
25% seminar: Rosa Tolnov Clausen, Crafts, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts
discussant: Erling Björgvinsson, PARSE profesor, HDK
Venue: HDK weaving workshop

Tuesday 23rd April, 10:00-12:00
Final seminar before public defense: Nicolas Cheng, Crafts, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts
Title: World Wide Workshop: The Craft of Noticing (Agency, Materiality and Practice)
Discussant: Dr. Åsa Ståhl, artist and researcher at the Linnaeus University
Venue: Room 338, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8

Wednesday 22 May 13:00–16:00  
80% seminar: Khashayar Naderehvandi, Artistic Practice 
Valand Academy

Wednesday 12 June 13:00–16:00   
80% seminar: Andjeas Ejiksson, Artistic Practice 
Valand Academy


Materials can be found in the internal learning platform GUL: “Etappseminarier för doktorander”. If you don't have access, contact Anna Frisk.


More information on the Research School (doctoral students, supervisors, etc.) can be found on the web pages of the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts HERE.


Monday 4 March 18:00-20:00
Concert with Marina Cyrino & Matthias Koole
Doctoral student Marina Cyrino, Academy of Music and Drama, in collaboration with the Brazil musician Matthias Koole in a improvisation concert "med gitarrförstärkta ballonger, hybridflöjter, mikrofoner i fjädrar, gitarrdrägel med mera". See more and buy tickets HERE


Friday 15th February at 13:00-15:00
Venue: Glashuset

Andreas Gedin läser delar av text som ingår i ett större konstprojekt och som är under arbete.

Projektet handlar om relationen mellan det privata och offentliga och utgår från tre konstnärer och deras verk: butiksinnehavaren Chongli i Beijing, konstnären Kurt Schwitters och hans installation Merzbau samt författaren Jerzy Kosinskis liv och författarskap. Läs mer HÄR

Föreläsningen, som hålls på svenska, tar cirka en timme och efter den finns tid till diskussion och frågor, samt fika. Varmt välkommen!

Andreas Gedin disputerade i fri konst 2011 på den dåvarande Konsthögskolan Valand. Hans avhandling:  Jag hör röster överallt! Step by Step

Föreläsningen, som hålls på svenska, tar cirka en timme och efter den finns tid till diskussion och frågor, samt fika. Varmt välkommen!

The lecture will be held in Swedish.

Call for applications: Doctoral studies

Apply for doctoral position in Musical Performance

The Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg announces a new doctoral position in Musical Performance, starting on 1 September 2019, and the application deadline is 1 March 2019.

Find the announcement on the university's page for vacancies.

Apply for doctoral position in Research on Arts Education (Estetiska uttrycksformer)

The research school at the Centre for Education Science and Teacher Research, CUL, announces vacancy doctoral positions, one per participating faculty. At the 2019 call for proposals, the only fully financed place of study as a doctoral student at the Faculty for Fine, Applied and Performing Arts is is emphasised on applicants in the fields of visual arts and sloyd, with location at HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts. Applicants with salary funded by their school principal are welcome to apply for additional study places at HDK, but also in the fields of music, theatre and dance at the Academy of Music and Drama. Please note that certificate from employer in such cases must be attached. The studies are mainly held in Swedish. Deadline 11 March. Read more and apply HERE

PARSE updates

About PARSE 

PARSE is a peer reviewed research publishing project of the Faculty of Fine, Applied, and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg. Established in 2015, PARSE publishes essays and practice that contribute new knowledge to the fields and disciplines that operate in and around the arts.

PARSE produces an open-access online peer reviewed journal, a biennial conference in Gothenburg on the 46th week of every odd year, more frequent PARSE dialogues and related reading groups as well as publishing news and events.

The 3rd PARSE Biennial Research Conference: Human

SAVE THE DATE: 13-15 November, 2019

University of Gothenburg
The Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts
Storgatan 43, PO Box 141, SE 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

Deadline for abstracts: 15 March 2019

For submissions go to:

Call for contributions: panels, papers, performances, screenings, collaborations and workshops at the 3rd Biennial PARSE Research Conference

The 3rd Biennial PARSE Research Conference takes its title Human to prompt an interdisciplinary and international debate on key issues of the contemporary global condition. Politically, culturally and theoretically, it is impossible today to navigate through the dense lattice of emergencies and urgencies without addressing the question of what constitutes the human, inhuman, subhuman and non-human, as well as formulating an adequate response to the anthropocenic threat posed by the human against the planet.

Historically, the category ‘human’ has been instrumental to the justification and practice of sovereignty and universalism in the Western world, insofar as delimiting and differentiating what ‘human’ means has been central to the project of modernity.

Such delineations have centered on questions of self-consciousness and language, intellectual ability in the form of abstract thought, the possession of a soul, tool-making capabilities, genetic inheritance or private property; however, they have demanded demarcations through the production of prohibition and hierarchization, in processes of inevitable social, political, legal, and economic violence.

Drawing on a broad interdisciplinary network of critical, creative, and pedagogical communities, PARSE seeks to stimulate exchange and dialogue about how to reimagine, remake, expose and expand the human vis-à-vis notions of the nonhuman, inhuman, subhuman, posthuman and inhumane. How can we rethink the conditions for a political imaginary capable of structural transformation and justice for human and nonhuman alike? What is at the heart of current debates on the human? What political imaginaries have enabled the current wave of xenophobic and neo-colonial dehumanization? How can the arts respond to what may be termed a crisis in humanity?

The main theme of the 3rd Biennial PARSE Research Conference 2019, Human, will be organised around 6 streams that will identify clusters for thinking about the human and its discontents. PARSE particularly welcomes proposals for papers on any subject within the traditions of art, design, craft, theatre, music, photography, film, literature, and arts education, including those disciplines from social science and the humanities that are operative within the arts.

PARSE welcomes doctoral student submissions, which will be presented in a session dedicated to ongoing doctoral research projects. When submitting please indicate if your submission should be considered for this session.

We welcome contributions that engage with the following topics:

* the inhuman, the subhuman, the body and inscriptions of the human (the contested universality of the human across the divisions of class, race, gender, trans, queer, ableism, neurodiversity)

* the imperiled non-human (the Anthropocene, nature, ecological catastrophe) and the technological non-human and objecthood (tools, machine, nature, world of objects, OOO, robotics, algorithms etc)

* the posthuman, pedagogy and the institution (anti-humanism, anti-anthropocentrism, critique of the humanities, the human produced by the university, knowledge and distinction, disciplines of the human)

* human mobility and nationhood (transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, migration, human rights, personhood)

* biopolitics, necropolitics and the governance of the category of the human

* decoloniality, post- and neo-colonialism (slavery, indigeneity, empire, desegregation, white Suprematism, white privilege).

PARSE issue 8: Exclusion 

Availble to read online here

This issue reflects a thematic focus on Exclusion explored through a series of events in 2017: primarily the second PARSE biennial research conference of the same title, but prior to that our symposium on Exclusive Access at the Research Pavilion during the Venice Biennale, and moreover a number of PARSE Dialogues throughout the year, highlighting various aspects of exclusion in education and the arts.

Contributions from Craig Wilkins, Dylan AT Miner, Jyoti Mistry and Krabstadt amongst others will be continued to published in instalments until April 2019.

Art & Migration

Behrouz Boochani in conversation with Erling Björgvinsson at the Art & Migration part 2 dialogue, HDK, University of Gothenburg, January 24 2019.

This research arc, inquires into the embodied, affective, performative, material, visual, and spatial politics of cross-border human mobilities, through arts/design as well as other disciplines and practices.

Led by PARSE Professor Erling Björgvinsson, HDK Academy of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg, Nicholas De Genova, Scholar of migration, borders, citizenship, race and labour, Professor and Chair of the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Houston, Mahmoud Keshavarz, Design scholar and post-doctoral fellow at the Engaging Vulnerability Research Program, Uppsala University and Tintin Wulia, Artist and post-doctoral fellow at HDK/Academy of Design and Crafts and School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg.


April 29, 2019

PARSE Dialogue: Art and Migration Part 3.

Speakers: William Walters, Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Department of Sociology/Anthropology at Carleton University (CA), Kitso Lynn Lelliott, artist, filmmaker and researcher, and Martina Tazzioli, Lecturer in Geography at Swansea University and Visiting Lecturer in Forced Migration at City University of London + one more to be confirmed. 

Location: Baulan, HDK (15.00 - 18.00)

Intersectional Engagements in Politics and Art

Led by PARSE Professor Kristina Hagström-Ståhl, HSM Academy of Music and Drama. This research arc engages with scholarship, artistic research and creative work related to intersectional feminism, decoloniality and queer studies.

February 15, 2019

PARSE dialogue: Two sides of a coin: A reading of contemporary and traditional art practices in Turkey.

In collaboration with the Gender Studies program at the Department of Cultural Sciences, University of Gothenburg. With Isil Egrikavuk Berlin-based performance artist and scholar and Hülya Arık, feminist and cultural geographer, currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Gender Studies Program, Cultural Sciences Department, University of Gothenburg.

Location: Glashuset, Valand (15:30- 17:30) 

Art and Work

Led by Parse Professor of Art Dave Beech, Valand Academy with editors Marina Vishmidt and Benjamin Fallon & Kirsteen Macdonald (Chapter Thirteen). This research arc explores the contemporary politics of work in art.

Never (Off) Work! now available to watch online here

Featuring Karin Hansson, Felicity Allen, Jenny Richards, Winnie Herbstein and Björn Perborg, hosted by PARSE on 2018-12-05 at Valand Academy, Gothenburg University.

Save the date:

Art and Work issue launch event, Gothenburg: May 7 + 8, 2019


Information from The Art Library - more access
From Monday 18/2 we will start the test of Open Plus at the Art Library. This means that the Library will be staffed by librarians: Monday - Thursday 10.30-16.30, Fridays 10.30-16.00. During this time the Library is also open to the Public.

In addition to these times, students and staff from HDK / Valand have access to the Library via the GU-card between 07.00-10.30 and 16.30-24.00 (Monday-Thursday) and 16.00-24.00 (Friday). Evenings when the Baulan is booked for events, only the small part of the Library will be Open Plus.

Newsletter from the University Library
As a researcher or PhD student you regularly receive the University Library's newsletter. HERE you'll find previous issues with a lot of information.

Art and the ludic - play, games and contemporary art

Open lecture with Arne Kjell Vikhagen
Wednesday 20th February 10:30-12:00
Venue: Glashuset

In the last forty years or so, gaming has grown from a marginal activity confined to the kid's room to a major cultural industry. Gaming is now an integral part of our culture - and by extension, it is also relevant to contemporary art practices.

This lecture is about ludic art, that is, art that somehow relates to play activities, game aesthetics, rule systems or in other ways connects to game cultures.

We will discuss, among other things: Examples of contemporary ludic art, such as works by Hito Steyerl, Brody Condon, Anne-Marie Schleiner and others. Rules, cheating and subversion in ludic art. The lack of inclusion and stereotypical tropes in games. Play and art, and how they don't work together. Games as art - the rise of indie games. Read more HERE

Arne Kjell Vikhagen earned his PhD 2017 with the thesis 'When Art Is Put into Play: A Practice-Based Research Project on Game Art'.

VR Research overview 2019 Artistic research

The Swedish Research Council’s research overview within artistic research describes the current position of research and makes a forecast of developments over the next five to ten years. The overview also includes scienti c and research policy recommen- dations for inputs to promote research in Sweden within the area. Read the English version HERE, the Swedish version HERE.


Call for applications: Nida Doctoral School "Fight the Power 2019/1989: We, the Ungovernable"

The Nida Doctoral School (NDS) comprises an intensive programme for DA & PhD candidates in visual & performing arts, design, media & the humanities.

Focusing on questions pertinent to their individual research, doctoral candidates will work closely with speakers & tutors from art, design, higher education & the culture sector. Talks, discussion groups, doctoral research presentations (formal, informal, performative, experimental, etc.), peer review, group & individual consultations, dérives & screenings will contribute to developing the candidates’ doctoral projects.

This year’s NDS will be held at Venice Biennale—at the Lithuanian Pavilion, the Research Pavilion & additional environments in Venice.

August 26–31, 2019
Application deadline: March 15
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We cordially want to invite you to submit a paper to the peer reviewed book project on “Teaching Artistic Research”. The book, published by De Gruyter, is connected to a series of symposia on higher art education that we have been engaged with since 2014 (University of Applied Arts Vienna, Teachers College Columbia University New York).  Please find a short description of the book below.  

Important dates

Full Paper deadline | 15 April 2019

Notification of accepted Full Papers | 15 May 2019 

Book Presentation  | Autumn


Short description:

Title Series: Conversations Across Cultures

Title: Teaching Artistic Research

With art as research becoming an established paradigm in art education, several questions arise. How do we educate young artists and designers to actively engage in the production of knowledge and aesthetic experiences in an expanded field? What are some of the role models to which we can look when we speak about hybrid practices and artistic research? How do we best prepare students to carry out their own artistic research? What comprises a curriculum that accommodates a changed learning, making, and research landscape? And how is teaching “art” different from teaching “artistic research”? What particular abilities and competencies should a teacher of artistic research have? 

Inspired by a symposium at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 2018, this book presents a diversity of thoughtful responses to these questions. 

Summary: This book discusses whether and, more importantly, how artistic research can be taught in practice.

Please submit your full paper using form & stylesheet attached. 

Accepted papers will be published in a book.

For further information please contact :

The language of the book is ENGLISH.

Per/Forming Futures, Registration open

Per/Forming Futures: Investigation Artistic Doctorates in Dance and Performance conference, Middlesex University, London

Registration is now open at:

The 3-day conference will take place between Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 April 2019 at Middlesex University, London. Presenters include Annette Arlander, Robin Nelson, Vida Midgelow and Mathias Sperling among others. For more information visit:

The conference is arranged by Artistic Doctorates in Europe: Third Cycle Provision in Dance and Performance project ( that is funded by Erasmus+.


Call for proposals: SANORD 12th Annual International Conference i Gaborone, Botswana 11 - 13 september 2019

Travel grants will be allocated to all accepted abstracts. Deadline for submission of abstracts is on March 7th.

 The University of Gothenburg is a member of the International network SANORD. The aim of the network is to support and promote cooperation betweek Nordic universities and universities in Southern Africa (according to the SADC-definition: More information about SANORD is available at

SANORD organizes an annual conference. This year’s conference will be held September 11th – 13th in Gaborone, Botswana.

The theme for this year’s conference is "Role of higher education in forging sustainable livelihoods and covers the following sub-themes: 

  • Private sector and SDGs implementation
  • Graduate Employability and impact on sustainable development
  • Gender equity and empowerment of women and girls for sustainable livelihood
  • Healthier population and labour productivity in competitive global market
  • Poverty eradication agenda in higher education and research institutions
  • Revitalising global partnership for sustainable development and livelihood.
  • Sustainable livelihoods in urban and rural economy and natural resources.

The call for proposals for abstracts, workshops or sessions is open. Deadline is March 7th 2019. More information about the conference including the call for abstracts and proposals for workshops or panels is attached. You can also read more about the conference here:

The International Centre is grateful if participating staff sends an e-mail to Sarah Blichfeldt,

If you have questions regarding the conference or other international networks that the university is a member in you can also contact Sarah.

More information about the networks can be found at:

Historical Performance: Theory, Practice, and Interdisciplinarity (Indiana Univ., May 2019)

Deadline for abstracts: March 3, 2019
Conference dates: May 17-19, 2019
Call for papers—web page:
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (Bloomington, IN)

The fourth-annual international conference, "Historical Performance: Theory, Practice, and Interdisciplinarity," will convene May 17-19, 2019 at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. This event has attracted scholars from over a dozen countries since its inception.

Theme: In addition to a broad array of performance practice topics ranging chronologically from the Middle Ages to the early-twentieth century, particular emphasis this year will be placed on diversity and inclusivity in the field of historical performance.

Keynote speakers will include Thomas Forrest Kelly (Harvard University) and Chi-Chi Nwanoku, OBE (Royal Academy of Music), with further plenary addresses offered by Ayana Smith (Indiana University), Jeffrey Kurtzman (Washington University, St Louis), Ross Duffin (Case Western Reserve), and Adam Gilbert (University of Southern California). The conference is convened by Dana Marsh, Director, Historical Performance Institute (Indiana University).

For further details, please follow this link:

Links to past conference programs:
2018 -
2017 –
2016 –

Public Defence at Royal College of Music

PhD student Mikael Persson defends his PhD thesis in Music Education, March 1.

Mikael Persson is a PhD student admitted at Lund University, Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, but employed at Royal College of Music where the research studies have been conducted.

 Title: Inte bara musik. Om elevers positionerande i grundskolans musikklassrum. (Translated title: Not just music. About students' positioning in the elementary school music classroom.)

Where: Nathan Milsteinsalen, Royal College of Music, Valhallavägen 105, Stockholm 

When: Friday March 1, 2019, 13.30

Link to the thesis in LUCRIS

The defence will take place in Scandinavian.

Unitarts: artistic doctoral defence - Jonathan Priest

Jonathan Priest, Doctoral Candidate in Choreography Specialising in Circus, has published his artistic doctoral project KNOTCIRCUS or 'Being the Adventures of Happy Down-River' - A Circus Text. The artistic doctoral project can be found in DIVA.

The public defence is 1 March 2019 at 13:00-17:00 at DOCH, School of Dance and Circus, Brinellvägen 58, Studio 16.


Read more

Uniarts: artistic doctoral defence - Alex Nowitz

Alex Nowitz, Doctoral Candidate in opera, has published Monsters I Love: On Multivocal Arts. The artistic doctoral project can be found in the database Research Catalogue and DIVA. The public defence is 27 February 2019 at 10:00-14:00 at the University College of Opera, Teknikringen 35.
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Nordic Journal for Artistic Research - Release of issue 1

Unitarts Stockholm now announces that VIS - Nordic Journal for Artistic Research issue 1 is here! The theme is Risk and there are ten contributions in the issue.

Issue Editor is Darla Crispin, Director of Arne Nordheim Center, NMH.

Read it here

Uniarts: Can art save the world - is activism the answer?

What triggers artists to opt out of a comfortable existence and take personal risks intended to reduce the gap between the prevailing reality and a dream of a better world?
When: 18 February, at 17:30-19.00
Where: Under the fountain, Sergels Torg, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern
Free entrance, In English
Participants: Lusine Djanyan and Aleksej Knedljakovsky, members of Pussy Riot, Adam Kraft, no title, Touka Voudoo, tattoo artist and body activist

Moderators: Johanna Garpe and Erik Gandini, professors at Stockholm University of the Arts

Can Art Save the World is a seminar serie conducted in different ways by people from our research. Arranged by Stockholm University of the Arts and Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Forum/Debatt.
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Call for proposals CARPA 6

CARPA6 - The 6th Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts 2019

Performing Arts Research Centre (TUTKE) at the Theatre Academy of Uniarts Helsinki hosts CARPA6. This year´s conference is followed by a post-conference event Future Manifestos that closes the three-year project Artistic Doctorates in Europe: Third Cycle Provision in Dance and Performance (ADiE).

The shared theme of the conference is


CARPA6 dates: 28-30 August 2019
Venue: Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki

ADiE date: 31 August 2019
Venue: Zodiak – Centre for New Dance, Helsinki

Read more about ADiE:
Artistic Doctorates in Europe: Third Cycle Provision in Dance and Performance is an Erasmus+ project:

To submit your proposal, please read the CARPA6 vision statement and the instructions for the call for proposals and submit your proposal here

Important dates:

  • The Call for Proposals will be open on 1 January - 28 February 2019
  • The selection of the presenters is made by 8 April 2019
  • Presenters are asked to confirm their participation by 29 April 2019
  • The registration will be open on 3 June - 18 August 2019


Listening Eyes: Jonna Bornemark & Andreas Nobel

Välkomna till ett seminarium 14 februari kl 9-15 med filosofen Jonna Bornemark och designern Andreas Nobel. Tillsammans reflekterar och samtalar de om det som inte går att mäta eller inte går att säga i text. 

Jonna Bornemark, filosof vid Centrum för praktisk kunskap, Södertörns högskola
Vi lever i en tid av siffror och statistik med en övertro på att alla problem går att lösa genom att spalta upp, mäta och kvantifiera. När vårt förnuft bara handlar om att räkna blir såväl våra liv som samhället i stort alltmer omänskligt. Allt och alla blir siffror och det finns inget utrymme för omdöme eller eftertanke. Jonna Bornemarks uppmaningar att bjuda mikromotstånd mot förpappringen av mellanmänskliga yrken har fått stort gehör över hela landet och hennes bok Det omätbaras renässans diskuteras flitigt.

Andreas Nobel
Allt tyder på att konstnärliga yrken som hantverk, design och konsthantverk rör sig över, och mellan, en mängd olika medvetandenivåer på ett mycket komplext sätt. Hantverksinformerat konstnärligt arbete innebär vidare en hög grad av kroppsligt engagemang. Faktorer som dessa motiverar oss att anta en problematiserande hållning till införandet av ensidigt intellektuella och medvetandegörande förklaringsmodeller inom yrkesfältet.

Andreas Nobel är inredningsarkitekt och möbeldesigner. Han arbetar som lektor i ämnet Historia, teori och kontext på Beckmans designhögskola i Stockholm. Disputerade 2014 med avhandlingen: Dimmer på upplysningen- text, form och formgivning.

Moderator: Cecilia Gelin
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The seminar will be held in English

10th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research at Zurich University of the Arts, March 21-23, 2019

For the 10th SAR conference on Artistic Research, the Society for Artistic Research (SAR) is back in Switzerland where the society was founded 10 years ago. Since its founding, SAR and its activities have seen encouraging developments and the annual SAR conference has become the place where the international artistic research community of all disciplines meets and eats, discusses and disputes, builds networks and friendships. The 10th SAR conference is organized around three topics and two types of session formats for input and discussion.

This year’s conference puts the manifoldness of artistic research practices and the discussion of specific aspects in each session at the center of the conference. The three topics are 
Productive Gaps 
Enhanced Dissemination Formats
Inspiring Failures.

A keynote presentation will be delivered for each of the three topics by REBECCA HILTON, CATHY VAN ECK and KRISTEN KREIDER.
More information and registration on the conference–website:


SAR annual prize for best RC exposition 2018 – extended submission deadline february 15

The Executive Board of SAR announces the Annual Prize for Excellent Research Catalogue Exposition 2018. The prize aims to foster and encourage innovative, experimental new formats of publications and on the other hand to make more internationally visible the qualities of artistic research artefacts.

Deadline for submission: Friday Feb 15, 2019.

Publication period of submission: Jan 1, 2018 – Dec 31, 2018.

Conditions: The publication/exposition must have been published (not only shared) on the RC catalogue platform. The language used in the exposition must be English. Anyone is invited to make a submission – this must be identified by the metadata of the exposition: Author(s), Title, Research Catalogue URL (date)

Address for submissions:

Prize Award: 500€
Award Ceremony: SAR International Conference, March 21–23, 2019, Zurich.


Research Catalogue an international database for artistic research: find out more.


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