Dis/Entanglements of Research with the Arts in Multi-Professional Teams

Activity: Talk or presentationPublic or invited talk


This lecture addresses how different professionals can come together to conduct arts-based and artistic research. The lecture presents examples from a multi-professional research team consisting of researchers, artists, and teachers that conducted educational design research using arts-based research strategies when working with creative dance and poetry in a primary school (Jusslin, 2020). Design research brings researchers and practitioners together to generate both practical and theoretical knowledge as well as professional development for the partners involved – but what new perspectives do arts-based and artistic research offer this kind of collaborative research? The lecture raises questions about: How can arts-based research benefit from multi-professional collaboration? How does engaging in arts-based research provide opportunities for professional development and lifelong learning? What potentials and values does art-based research bring to research partners who are not artists? The lecture addresses dis/entanglements regarding who conducts research, how the research is conducted, why different professionals enter a research project, and finally, what kind of new knowledge a multi-professional research team engaged in arts-based research can generate. Ultimately, collaborative breakout discussions about seeking new collaborative partnerships, working in collaborative projects, and exploring new research opportunities are facilitated.


Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Artistic Research as a Seminal Series, ARSENAL
Period23 Apr 2021
Held atNanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
Degree of RecognitionInternational