What can we learn from artists in our daily struggle when collaborating with others? How do artists use their senses, give meaning to emotions & feelings and collaborate with their material and others? What does this say about our own way of communicating and collaborating? How do we create an open space where other ways of knowledge can arise? In this workshop we dig into the world of collaboration while stepping into the artists mindset.
The workshop aims to connect to the self, the other and the world around us by means of art. By stepping out of your role as scientist, new options for collaborations are explored and alternative sources are opened for original ideas, originating from ‘foolish’ questions, alternative forms of research (art-based learning), speculative approaches, imagination and emotions. Handles will be provided to embrace the polyphony of visions and voices. The Centre for Unusual Collaboration (CUCo) invites you to join this workshop. CUCo aims to foster unusual collaborations based on its vision that next big innovations for societal impact are to be found through unusual collaborations in research. Are you interested? Then join us! This is your chance to explore the artists’ mindset.
The approach taken in the workshop is through playful learning. We will diverge and explore, step out of the comfort zone and engage in different ways. We will introduce you to three types of art-disciplines (visual arts, music improvisation, body improvisation) and explore the emerging space for interaction.
This will be done by together unravel the story and background of a mythical creature, its strengths and tragedy and using the three art-disciplines to further elaborate on its meaning and power. We work with the premise that we are all layman and expert and hence the equivalence in collaboration. Ownership and how we connect to others are being explored while bringing our personal background and values.