Research into Practice and A/r/tography: a Study of Kinship

Michael Biggs, Daniela Buchler

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Using a model of kinship from Cohen, we describe our interaction with other arts research communities, and examine our lived experiences with them over more than a decade. We refer to objective ‘evidence’ in the form of documentation and production, encounters and conversations, told through our own perception of our community and of the other communities. The inquiry reveals both national differences, and a variety of distinct intellectual frameworks, structures, institutional variations and limitations among arts-based research communities in UK, Canada, Australia and Scandinavia. In particular, we find in the UK-based research of Biggs and Büchler, and the Canadian-based work of Springgay, Irwin and Kind, fundamental genealogical roots that allow us to conclude that, despite their differences, they are kindred.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMere and Easy: collage as a critical practice in pedagogy
EditorsJorge Lucero
Place of PublicationChicago
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780252099472
ISBN (Print)9780252082436
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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