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Knowings and Knots

Methodologies and Ecologies in Research-Creation

Natalie Loveless, Editor

Art, Education, Canadian Studies, Philosophy

Available December 2019
ISBN: 9781772124859
Pages: 368 Size: 6x9
Illustrations: 22 B&W photographs

Knowings and Knots presents a range of interdisciplinary perspectives on the methodology of research-creation and asks how those who make knowledge think about and value it. Not just a method, but a site of ongoing contestation and experimentation around what counts as knowledge, research-creation is a meeting place of academia, artistic creation, and the wider public. The contributors argue that academic institutions and funders must recognize research-creation as innovative knowledge-making that overleaps the traditional splitting of theory from practice. Here we can transform the way people experience both art and education. A provocative, necessary collection, Knowings and Knots is sure to become a standout text in this field. It is pivotal reading for artists and researchers working in research-creation, students and scholars in allied fields, and funders, policymakers, and senior postsecondary administrators.

Natalie Loveless is Associate Professor in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture at the University of Alberta, where she also directs the Research-Creation and Social Justice CoLABoratory.

Contributors Include:
Carolina Cambre, Owen Chapman, Paul Couillard, T.L. Cowan, John Cussans, Randy Lee Cutler, Petra Hroch, Rachelle Viader Knowles, Natalie Loveless, Glen Lowry, Erin Manning, Sourayan Mookerjea, Natasha Myers, Simon Pope, Stephanie Springgay, Sarah E. Truman