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Towards Togetherness: Should Wolves Wear Sheep’s Clothing?

Rosanne van Klaveren

For one chapter of my PhD thesis ‘Towards Togetherness: Artistic Participatory Practices to Overcome the Us-and-them Dichotomy’, I am researching how artists should position themselves among scientists while conducting artistic research. Although we can find many similarities between art and science, the strict rules and inflexible frameworks of academic tradition can oppose artists. For example, artistic knowledge is not limited to mental and intellectual activities, while academic writing structures lack flexibility for creative expressions. As a doctoral student in media art, I question to what extent I should adjust to the prevailing academic traditions. Should I hide my true nature and pretend to be something else? Should a wolf wear sheep’s clothing?

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PhD phase
PRS 2

PRS
Ghent 2014

Disciplines
arts, interaction design

Affiliation
ADAPT-r

Researcher
Early Stage Researcher