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Category Archives: Artistic Inquiry

Visiting International Scholar Hosted by Faculty of Arts

PLEASE NOTE: The following blog entries represent an archive of events and initiatives undertaken during my tenure as Associate Dean of Arts. More up-to-date information can be found via the Office of Research and Graduate Studies Blog.   You are invited to join us on Tuesday morning for a special lecture from Dr. Dean Chan (Australia): […]

Cultural Mapping as Cultural Inquiry

Call for Submissions: Cultural Mapping as Cultural Inquiry Cultural mapping, which spans many academic disciplines and methodologies, is informed by the observation that cultural phenomena are distributed spatially and that people experience the symbolic resources of their communities in spatial terms. While cultural mapping is firmly grounded in the world of academic disciplines and inquiry, […]

TRU Faculty and Students Co-Organize International Symposium

From September 26 to September 30, TRU faculty and students participated in a remarkable symposium and series of workshops exploring how artists and artistic interventions contribute to the planning and development of smaller communities. Hosted by the University of Coimbra (established in 1290), TRU’s Small Cities CURA and the University of Utrecht co-organized the event—which […]

Artists and Interdisciplinary Research

Earlier this month I presented a new paper, “Making Interdisciplinary Inquiry Visible: The Role of Artist-Researchers in a Ten-Year Community-University Research Alliance,” at The Sixth International Conference on the Arts in Society (May 9 – 11, 2011, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities). In the paper Rachel Nash and I reported on ten years of […]

Revisiting the Museum of Jurassic Technology

What can one say that’s new or more than of passing interest about a place like the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City, California? Once one is in on the joke, you might ask, what more can one add? According to Irit Rogoff, “The history of modernism is … inscribed with collaboration and collectivity, […]

Artists as Researchers & Community Engagement

For the last 10 years or so, I’ve been exploring the notion of artistic research. This exploration began in earnest with the first Small Cities Community-University Research Alliance, or CURA (2001 – 2006), and became a defining element of our current CURA, “Mapping the Quality of Life and Culture of Small Cities.”   The research […]