Studio Studies out now in paperback

The edited collection ‘Studio Studies: Operations, Topologies & Displacements‘, published by Routledge and part of the CRESC series, has now been released in paperback. From the book description:

Studio Studies is an agenda setting volume that presents a set of empirical case studies that explore and examine the studio as a key setting for aesthetic and material production. As such, Studio Studies responds to three contemporary concerns in social and cultural thought: first, how to account for the situated nature of creative and cultural production; second, the challenge of reimagining creativity as a socio-materially distributed practice rather than the cognitive privilege of the individual; and finally, to unravel the parallels, contrasts and interconnections between studios and other sites of cultural-aesthetic and technoscientific production, notably laboratories. By enquiring into the operations, topologies and displacements that shape and format studios, this volume aims to demarcate a novel and important object of analysis for empirical social and cultural research as well to develop new conceptual repertoires to unpack the multiple ways studio processes shape our everyday lives.”

Aesthetics & intimate entanglements

Yesterday I presented the paper ‘Aesthetics and Affect: Engaging Energy Communities’ – co-authored with Mike Michael and Liliana Ovalle – at the two-day Intimate Entanglements workshop at the University of York. The workshop, organised by Joanna Latimer (University of York) and Daniel Lopez (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) and sponsored by the Sociological Review Foundation, explored the notion of intimacy in knowledge-making practices and socio-material relations.

Experiments in new modes of practice: Launch of the Centre for Invention and Social Process (CISP)

Experiments in New Modes of Practice. Launch of the Centre for Invention and Social Process
Experiments in New Modes of Practice. Launch of the Centre for Invention and Social Process
Please come and celebrate with us the relaunch of CSISP: Experiments in new modes of practice:Launch of the Centre for the study of Invention and Social Process (CISP)
 
Andrés Jaque, Office for Political Innovation (Madrid/New York and
Antoine Hennion (Centre de Sociologie de l’innovation, Ecole des Mines, Paris)
 
Chaired by the new directors: Marsha Rosengarten, Michael Guggenheim & Alex Wilkie
 
Wednesday 23rd of March 2016, 5pm-7pm
Richard Hoggart Building, RHB 300
All Welcome

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