IN/Search RE/Search: Imagining Scenarios Through Art and Design
How art-school research skills can inform and transform other fields from politics to science
Art-school students learn that research skills are essential if they are to contribute alternative ways of thinking. How can these research skills unique to art academies find wider application?
The essays and projects presented here look at art-school research practices that can inform the worlds of culture, industry, housing, education, politics, public space, advertising and science.
The projects are structured into 12 twelve substantive chapters: The Anthropocene Epoch; The Climate Crisis; The Coexerced Existence, The Limitations of Language; Facts and Fictions; The Fragile Human; The Instrumentalized Identity; Gender and Violence; The Question of Race; Politics of Public Space; Naked Capitalism; The Morality of a Cyborg. Each theme is contextualized with a recent news story that positions how that topic is discussed in the press, and each chapter ends with an academic reflection, grappling with various research perspectives.
A resource for those interested in trans- and interdisciplinary research, this volume showcases a kaleidoscopic array of approaches—and examines how knowledge in the arts is cultivated and how this knowledge nurtures daily practice (and vice versa). IN/Search RE/Search is intended for anyone who is involved in creative, artistic and academic research and all hybrid forms in between. IN/Search RE/Search is a resource for those involved in the way our future is shaped and represented, ranging from policy makers, to teachers, journalists, curators, students and many others: anyone who wants to be part of a nuanced conversation about how we want our future to be shaped.
With contributions by Amade Aouatef M’charek, Lorand Bartels, David Bell, Jeroen Boomgaard, Fabrice Bourlez, Rogier Brom, Jane Coaston, Ronald W. Dworkin, Adam Gopnik, Will Grant, Gabrielle Kennedy, Toby Kiers, Matthew Longo, Robert MacFarlane, Deirdre McCloskey, John McWorter, Bart Nooteboom, Daan Oostveen, Jim van Os, Michael Paterniti, Pedro Ramos Pinto, Christopher Robinson, Tim Rogan, Richard Stenger, Doreen St. Félix, Rachel Wiseman, Aiora Zabala, and many additional artists and designers
Edited by Gabrielle Kennedy
Designed by Haller Brun
Illustrations by Sunjoo Lee
Published by Valiz, 2021
Softcover, 414 pages, 150 duotone images, 4.25 × 8.25 inches