Functions, Fissures and Failures: How artistic research can break and build societal strategies

  • Ami Skanberg Dahlstedt (Chair)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


July 26th – Aug 2nd, 2017 in Saulkrasti, Latvia We invite scholars and artists from all fields to take part in our Practicing Communities: Transformative societal strategies of artistic research study circle, a migratory non-hierarchical group of international artistic researchers. Our circle is developed within the Nordic and Baltic framework of Nordic Summer University. Since its inception, the primary aim has been to provide a forum for experimentation and cross-disciplinary collaboration welcoming members both from within and outside of universities and art institutions. In this summer session, artistic research Circle 7 will be welcoming workshops, working groups, interventions, presentations and experiments exploring themes of Functions, Fissures and Failures: How artistic research can break and build societal strategies. Potentials for presentations, performances, experiments, workshops and provocations may include: Considering impact of breaking and failing within artistic research and practice Experimenting with ideas of fissures, cracks and breaks as strategy building systems Exploring shifting functions of artistic practice and research within context of failure, breaks etc. Presenting suggestions for breaking/ building strategies within the theme of functions, fissures and failures Demonstrating different ways breaks, failures fissures and functions have affected artistic practice and research, long-term collaborations or experiments
Period26 Jul 20172 Aug 2017
Event typeOther


  • artistic research
  • art