Engaging with artists in interdisciplinary research

10:00am – 12:00pm, 9 March 2022

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Increasingly funding opportunities such as UKRI interdisciplinary research programmes recognise that the environmental challenges we face require contributions that span disciplines and fields of practice and encourage (natural & social) science-arts collaborations. For natural and social scientists who have little experience working with artists, practical and managerial aspects of effectively achieving these collaborations can be challenging: where do we find the right kind of artists to work with and how can we establish a shared understanding of the contribution their involvement will make, for example?

What will happen on the day?

In this workshop, the AHRC Landscape Decisions project (LDP) Changing Treescapes, will share their experiences of a social science-arts collaboration, including the barriers and opportunities they encountered, and how these are contributing towards the development of a guide for science-art collaborations. Participants will then exchange their own experiences of, ideas and questions about interdisciplinary arts-science collaborations in small groups.


10:00 – Introduction

10:10 – Breakout 1: Sharing experiences of collaboration:

10:40 – First Plenary sharing and discussion

10:55 – The Changing Treescapes Experience: Arts-Science Collaboration during the Changing Treescapes Project

11:10 – Questions & discussions on CT experience

11:20 – Breakout 2: Support for collaboration:

11:40 – Second Plenary sharing and discussion

11:55 – Summary

12:00 – Finish

This workshop brings together researchers working within the LDP and UK Treescapes programme, and others interested in arts-science collaborations. Outcomes from the workshop will contribute to the development of a guide for socio-ecological sciences and arts interdisciplinary research which will be produced by the Changing Treescapes project.

Please note this event will be hosted online and may be recorded and made available for those who cannot attend.

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