Interdisciplinarity // bibliography

November 3, 2015

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I’m currently working on a University of Sheffield cross-faculty initiative, Achieve More, which seeks to bring together all Level 2 students in interdisciplinary groups to think about issues pertaining to the theme of 10bn (the number of people who, it is anticipated, will be living on this planet by the end of the century). During […]

Fostering creativity

June 6, 2012

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In a climate in which fear, one right answer, little acceptance for a variety of student products, extreme levels of competition, and many extrinsic rewards are predominant, it is difficult to foster high levels of creativity. Denise de Sonza Fleith

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awkwardness – a methodology

July 25, 2011

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I wanted to speak a little about the way in which we – with Nicolas Moulin – came together as a group of people (artists, architects, researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University, Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Sheffield, practitioners, students, city councillors…) and – in the context of 6 workshops and a symposium – began […]

collaborative practice

July 25, 2011

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When I look at a piece of art I see one thing, but you may see another and the artist may have intended for us to see yet another. If we discuss the art and come to a collaborative interpretation, is that interpretation worth more than my personal one? Will it be easy for us […]

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collaborative practice

July 25, 2011

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Deleuze – ‘mutations of connection and disconnection’… (Territorialisation, deterritorialisation, reterritorialisation) Don’t forget the disconnections… they’re just as important as the connections What could I contribute to this project? I feel overawed, too conscious of what I haven’t read, or studied, or understood. But if I think about what excites me intellectually, what I feel passionate […]

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errance, wandering, dérive

July 25, 2011

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This is from a website about Isabelle Hayeur… I kind of like the idea of the ‘non-space’ – the place that never was, a bit like the journey that was never made… Isabelle Hayeur Montreal-based artist Isabelle Hayeur documents wastelands, urban fringes, abandoned industrial sites and modified “natural” environments and then blends the images together […]

Working in unfamiliar territory

July 25, 2011

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Here is always somewhere else… In October 2005 (I think), Amanda and I went to Paris to meet artists interested in the project and gather information and ideas. I don’t know Paris well having only visited on a few previous occasions. Amanda knows the city very well but we had so much to fit in […]

Music and collaborative practice

July 25, 2011

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Any exploration of collaborative practice would be incomplete without a discussion of music. All art forms have aspired to its perfect abstraction, its openness, its mutability and its capacity to make many voices heard in harmony or dissonance. In this paper, we look at ideas about music in Deleuzian and other contemporary thought: musical form […]

temporary and nomadic constructions

July 25, 2011

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Quote from Amanda’s exhibition diary: ‘The critical and subversive function of contemporary art is now achieved in the invention of individual and collective vanishing lines, in those temporary and nomadic constructions whereby the artist models and disseminates disconcerting situations. Whence the present-day craze for revisited areas of conviviality, crucibles where heterogeneous forms of sociability are […]

The anxiety of being between disciplines

July 25, 2011

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Just a few random thoughts on what happens when you encounter the other – an other discipline, another way of thinking or working, another person, another culture… Laclau and Mouffe write that: ‘the presence of the “Other” prevents me from being totally myself. The relationship arises not from full totalities but from the impossibility of […]