Symposium on artistic research in a time of change

Questions about the environment and climate are occupying an ever larger place in artistic research, often through multi-disciplinary collaborations. The purpose of this year’s symposium is to open up a dialogue about the role of artistic research in societal transition. How can we develop fruitful collaborations, methods and theories to address the challenges that the future is setting for us? How can we investigate, express and shape the future using artistic means? 


17 - 18 November 2022


12.00 day 1 – 12.00 day 2


Luleå University of Technology


Swedish Research Council in collaboration with Luleå University of Technology


Please submit proposals (abstracts) for programme items no later than 15 May 2022.


Registration for the symposium opens 15 September 2022.

The symposium will be held in both English and Scandinavian languages.

Artistic research in a time of change

Artistic research has the opportunity to develop multi-faceted knowledge about the environmental crisis, which takes into account the complexity of the issue.

With this year’s symposium, we want to highlight the opportunities for artistic research to contribute to shaping living conditions and ways of life, in interaction with different types of techniques and ways of expression. We want to provide a special place for dialogue and conversation formats, rather than individual presentations.

We welcome proposals for programme items that weave together creative practices and critical theory formation, with the ambition of contributing to knowledge development and societal change.

Invitation to propose presentations for the Symposium




  1. Invitation to propose presentations for the Symposium on Artistic Research 2022

    Researchers in artistic and practice-based research are now invited to submit proposals for presentations at this year’s Symposium on Artistic Research. The symposium will be held on 17–18 November, and focuses on the opportunities for artistic resea...

  2. Information meeting about grants within Artistic Research

    Welcome to an information meeting about this year´s calls within Artistic Research. The meeting will be held primarily in English.

  3. New members for two scientific committees at the Swedish Research Council

    The Swedish Research Council’s Board has appointed members to the Committee for Artistic Research and the Committee for Educational Sciences for the period 2022–2024. The mandate period is three years, and members may be reappointed for a further thr...