Art-school students learn that research skills are essential if they are to contribute alternative ways of thinking, not least to counter the neoliberal forces influencing the globe. How can these research skills unique to art academies find wider application?
The essays and projects presented here look at art-school research practices that can inform the worlds of culture, industry, housing, education, politics, public space, advertising and science.
The projects are structured into 12 themes ranging from “The Climate Crisis” to “Politics of Public Space.” Each is embedded in a recent news story that positions how that topic is discussed in the press. Each chapter ends with a response from an academic.
Contributors include: Amade Aouatef M’charek, Lorand Bartels, David Bell, Jeroen Boomgaard, Fabrice Bourlez, Rogier Brom, Jane Coaston, Ronald W. Dworkin, Adam Gopnik, Will Grant, Gabrielle Kennedy, Toby Kiers, Matthew Longo, Robert MacFarlane, Deirdre McCloskey, John McWhorter, Bart Nooteboom, Daan Oostveen, Jim van Os, Michael Paterniti, Pedro Ramos Pinto, Christopher Robinson, Tim Rogan, Richard Stenger, Doreen St. Félix, Rachel Wiseman and Aiora Zabala.