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Symposium - Artistic research with impact

During the last ten years the Swedish Research Council has financed more than 80 research projects within Artistic research. In what ways have these projects contributed to both the artistic research and other relevant fields? What role does the artistic research play for the institutions and how is it assessed from the outside? On 20 November we discuss the impact of artistic research during a symposium.


20 November 2019

Time and location

9.30 – 17.15 at Konstfack – University of Arts, Craft and Design

From 18.00 at Royal College of Music (RCM) 


The registration is closed.

The symposium is a collaboration between the Swedish Research Council, Konstex, Konstfack – University of Arts, Crafts and Design, the Royal College of Music and Stockholm University of the Arts.

The symposium's theme

The theme of the symposium is the impact of artistic research. The purpose is to highlight examples that reflect the breadth of artistic research, and to discuss questions about how it is disseminated and what happens to the research results.

  • Where and how is artistic research assessed and referred to?
  • What kind of impact is relevant and interesting?
  • Are there any other contexts than the existing ones where impact should be made, and what can be done to promote the dissemination of research?
  • How should the impact best be measured and assessed, and what is quality in artistic research?

The symposium's two parts

  • Konstfack – University of Arts, Crafts and Design, at 9.30 – 17.15
    Presentations and talks on twelve research projects, all of which have been supported by the Swedish Research Council. The selection of projects is made by the committee for artistic research and members of Konstex. The program concludes with a panel discussion.

  • The Royal College of Music (RCM), from 18.00
    Dinner at 19.30. During the evening various musical and scenic research projects are performed, selected by RMC and Stockholm University of the Arts.

Program at Konstfack:

09.00 Registration

09:45-10:05 Introduction

10:15-11:00 Conversations

Session 1 (In Swedish) Hanna Nordenhök in discussion with Moa Matthis – “The uncertain reading. Contemporary poetry as writing reading act - a critical manifesto” – Moderated by Cecilia Sjöholm

Session 2 Cecilia Hultberg in discussion with Klas Nevrin – “Staging baroque music – and shedding light on timeless gender issues. An interdisciplinary study of the exploratory artistic work of the Opera Bureau” – Moderated by Carl Unander-Scharin

11:00-11:30 Coffee

11:30-12:15 Conversations
Session 1 Susanne Jaresand in discussion with Rasmus Ölme – “Listening to the Counterpoint in Dance and in Music in a Listening Attitude” – Annette Arlander

Session 2 Emma Kihl in discussion with Jörgen Gassilewski – “A Research on the A4-paper” – Moderated by Mara Lee Gerdén

12:15-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:15 Conversations
Session 1 Magnus Bärtås and Andrej Slavik in discussion with Anders Olofsson – “Microhistories” – Moderated by Johan Redström

Session 2 Stefan Östersjö in discussion with Anders Hultqvist – “Music in movement: new artistic strategies for merging musical composition and choreography” – Moderated by Carl Unander-Scharin

Session 3 Anna Linder in discussion with Tiina Rosenberg – “Queer Moving Images and the Fragility and Temporality of Their Existence - curatorial and artistic issues on moving images in a queer context” – Moderated by Hanna Hallgren

14:15-14:45 Coffe

14:45-15:30 Conversations

Session 1 Clemens Thornqvist in discussion with Karina Ericsson Wärn – “Body and space: exploring the relationship between body and space through experimental and performative studies of dress” – Moderated by Niclas Östlind

Session 2 Katarina Bonnevier in discussion with Helena Selder – “The club scene” – Moderated by Meike Schalk

Session 3 Cristina Caprioli in discussion with Pavle Heidler – “Mediality gesturality reciprocity - Choreography as the Weaving Labour of Politics” – Moderated by Maria Lantz

15:30-15:45 Break

15:45-16:30 Panel discussion 1 - Impact of artistic research – inside perspectives (Anna Lyrevik, Cecilia Roos, Henric Benesch, Markus Degerman och Maria Lantz)

16:30-17:15 Panel discussion 2 - Impact of artistic research – outside perspectives (Ashik Zaman, Fredrik Svensk, Sofia Landström och Pierre Guillet de Monthoux)



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