Artistic Research on Improvisation as Collective Creation – ARICC

A postdoctoral research project at Ècole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (since autumn 2018)

In this postdoctoral research I examine the practice and performance of improvisation in the performing arts in their potential to rethink and advance processes of collective learning and researching. Placed in the context of a university specialised in engineering the project takes a new approach to creativity in scientific and engineering research. My artistic research situates itself right at the heart of the critical discourses around the dichotomies of practice/theory, art/ science, body/mind, action/reflection, as well as the divide between object and subject in research processes. Heightened awareness, reflexivity, improvisation and collective creation will be the practical themes of the project.

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Photo: Simon Henein