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When Art meets Science: Conditions for experiential knowledge exchange in interdisciplinary research on new materials

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Groth, Camilla
dc.contributor.author Pevere, Margherita
dc.contributor.author Kääriäinen, Pirjo
dc.contributor.author Niinimäki, Kirsi
dc.contributor.editor Nimkulrat, Nithikul
dc.contributor.editor Kuusk, Kristi
dc.contributor.editor Valle Noronha, Julia
dc.contributor.editor Groth, Camilla
dc.contributor.editor Tomico, Oscar
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-02T14:02:30Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-02T14:02:30Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09-23
dc.identifier.citation Groth , C , Pevere , M , Kääriäinen , P & Niinimäki , K 2019 , When Art meets Science: Conditions for experiential knowledge exchange in interdisciplinary research on new materials . in N Nimkulrat , K Kuusk , J Valle Noronha , C Groth & O Tomico (eds) , EKSIG 2019: International Conference of the DRS special interest group on experiential knowledge. Proceedings, 23-24 September, Tallinn, Estonia . Estonian Academy of Arts , Tallinn , pp. 237-250 , International Conference of the Design Research Society Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge , Tallinn , Estonia , 23/09/2019 . en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-9949-594-82-5
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dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/when-art-meets-science-conditions-for-experiential-knowledge-exchange-in-interdisciplinary-research-on-new-materials(7db7ff78-9494-41ec-ac8f-92b9515e16f3).html
dc.identifier.other PURE LINK: https://www.designresearchsociety.org/events/eksig-conference-2019-knowing-together-experiential-knowledge-and-collaboration-tallinn-estonia
dc.identifier.other PURE FILEURL: https://research.aalto.fi/files/39546083/When_Art_meets_Science.pdf
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/42097
dc.description.abstract Interdisciplinary research across art and science offers the potential to open up new areas of knowledge previously hidden in-between disciplines. At the same time, differences in disciplines’ theoretical frameworks, verification methods and expectations can cause discrepancies, which can be fruitful but may also require further navigation efforts. In this paper, we discuss the potentials and challenges of combining scientific and artistic research in interdisciplinary projects studying new materials. We interviewed 11 researchers working in different projects that combined scientific and artistic research in Finland and Germany, in order to investigate how they deal with different epistemological approaches and the limitations and possibilities that they brought up the interviews. In this paper, we focus on experiential knowledge sharing between the researchers in their research of organic materials. Our findings show that the prerequisites for experiential knowledge transfer need to be built consciously, over a long period of time by engaging in hands-on practices and cognitive activities that surpass the personal comfort zone of all members, and the common goals and research questions need to be motivating for all involved. Although academic research funding agents encourage interdisciplinary research, funding alone is not sufficient to motivate people to work and truly learn together. Even when motivation and common goals are found, the short longevity of funding might drive researchers to multitask, which in turn may damage the ideal conditions for transformational learning and knowing together. Thus, in addition to recruiting enabling professionals who have t-shaped experience of two or more disciplines, we suggest that conscious education in a new discipline could create a new generation of thinkers and makers who feel comfortable in the possibly unsettling zone between the disciplinary borders of arts and sciences. en
dc.format.extent 14
dc.format.extent 237-250
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartof International Conference of the Design Research Society Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge en
dc.relation.ispartofseries EKSIG 2019: International Conference of the DRS special interest group on experiential knowledge. Proceedings, 23-24 September, Tallinn, Estonia en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.title When Art meets Science: Conditions for experiential knowledge exchange in interdisciplinary research on new materials en
dc.type A4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department University of Gothenburg
dc.contributor.department Department of Art
dc.contributor.department Department of Design
dc.subject.keyword Art
dc.subject.keyword Science
dc.subject.keyword Research
dc.subject.keyword Interdisciplinary collaboration
dc.subject.keyword Knowledge transfer
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-202001021208
dc.type.version publishedVersion


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