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Knowledge as process of transformation... and how aesthetic practice can contribute to it

Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Buckley Building BG01
4 March 2011 11:00-16:30

Fourth in a series of events, hosted by the Social Sculpture Research Unit; the Arts, Culture, Sustainability Oxford Brookes University university-wide research forum and ARP - the Arts Practice Research cluster at Oxford Brookes.

In this open seminar the notion of the embodied and situated knowledge according to the so-called enactive approach to cognition will be presented with a special focus on the concept of sense as an emergent and transformative instance. With this as a basis, the research framework emerging environments will be open to discussion, as a practical example of how aesthetic practice can be understood as a cognitive practice i.e. how it contribute to the emergence of sense.


Professor Dr Alex Arteaga
Alex Arteaga is an artist and philosopher whose work explores 'sensuous knowing' as a sustainable form of thinking. He studied music and architecture in Barcelona and Berlin. Alex received his doctorate at the Institute of Philosophy, Humboldt University Berlin with his work “Sensuous framing: Principles of a strategy to realize conditions of perception”, that researches on Cognition and Aesthetic Practice. He is co-director of the Auditory Architecture Research Unit (Berlin University of the Arts), research assistant at the Collegium for the Advanced Study of Picture Act and Embodiment (Humboldt University Berlin) and Visiting Professor at the Master of Choreography (Co-operative Dance Education Centre Berlin) Alex is active in the Social Sculpture Research Unit and has collaborated on and written about the Exchange Values social sculpture project from the perspective of 'sensuous framing'.

Please contact Lucy Turner for more information.


Ecological Citizenship and The Art of Changing One's Mind(set)
Interdisciplinary Symposia - Seminars - Dialogue Processes

Other events in this series:

Friday 4 February
Re-thinking Sustainability: New directions for Rio+20?
Dr Maritta Koch-Weser

Friday 18 February 
Taking Goethe seriously - stretching our thinking
Allan Kaplan


Monday 21 February 
Aesthetic Education and Poetic Imagination: key tools for social and ecological change
Dr Wolfgang Zumdick


Friday 18 March  
A one-day symposium and dialogue process with contributions from 3 leading figures in the field of arts and sustainability
Dr Arran Stibbe, Dr Hildegard Kurt and Peter Gingold


10 - 23 July 2011


For more information about the summer school please see

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