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Enacting bodies of knowledge

Keane, Jondi, Dennis, Rea and Kelly, Meghan 2020, Enacting bodies of knowledge, idea journal, vol. 17, no. 2, Special issue: co-constructing body-environments, pp. 13-31, doi: 10.37113/ij.v17i02.407.

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Title Enacting bodies of knowledge
Author(s) Keane, JondiORCID iD for Keane, Jondi
Dennis, ReaORCID iD for Dennis, Rea
Kelly, MeghanORCID iD for Kelly, Meghan
Journal name idea journal
Volume number 17
Issue number 2
Season Special issue: co-constructing body-environments
Start page 13
End page 31
Total pages 19
Publisher Interior Design Interior Architecture Educators Association
Place of publication Perth, W.A.
Publication date 2020
ISSN 1445-5412
Keyword(s) transfer of knowledge
cognitive ecology
research approaches
art and science
body and environment
Summary This article discusses a range of issues that arise when bringing together researcher-practitioners around the intersection of art and science, body and environment. Although prompted by the issues played out at the second international Body of Knowledge: Art and Embodied Cognition Conference, the article addresses over-arching concerns around transfer of knowledge that are played out at conferences, through exhibitions and performance, and in publications. The researchers of embodied cognition and arts practitioners/performers share a fascination with the way cognitive ecologies emerge to reveal the modes of thinking, feeling, moving and making that enact features of our shared environment. While theorists explore how enactive theories of cognition observe and track these dynamic changes, practitioners tend to reflect upon the changes their practice initiates. The intersections of diverse research approaches amongst such common ground highlight the need for space and air to allow tensions, blind spots, opportunities and potentials for knowledge production to become perceptible; to spark productive conversations. This article considers the conference as an instance of enactive research in which communities of practice gather in an attempt to change encounter into exchange. In this case, the organisational structure of the conference becomes a crucial design decision that enacts an event-space. Consequently, if the event-space is itself a research experiment, then conferral, diversity, inclusion and cultural practices become crucial qualities of movement to observe, track and reflect upon. The activities within and beyond the conference indicate the extent to which creative research platforms alongside embodied enactive research projects must collaborate to draw out the resonances between diverse modes of acquiring knowledge and co-constructing the environment.
Language eng
DOI 10.37113/ij.v17i02.407
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 190404 Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
190504 Performance and Installation Art
1201 Architecture
1203 Design Practice and Management
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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