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Negotiation-as-active-knowing: an approach evolved from relational art practice. (2013)
Thesis
CHU, C.Y. 2013. Negotiation-as-active-knowing: an approach evolved from relational art practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This PhD research offers a new conception of negotiation that attempts to re-imagine the roles of and relationships between artist and participant-other in social art practice. Negotiation is implicit in art practice, and is often used without elucid... Read More about Negotiation-as-active-knowing: an approach evolved from relational art practice..

Ecology and environmental art in public place: talking tree: won't you take a minute and listen to the plight of nature? (2012)
Thesis
GOTO COLLINS, R. 2012. Ecology and environmental art in public place: talking tree: won't you take a minute and listen to the plight of nature? Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

My research started with a question: Is it possible to create change if we understand life is interdependent and interrelated with nature in our environment? I researched this question from the perspective of a practising artist in the field of envir... Read More about Ecology and environmental art in public place: talking tree: won't you take a minute and listen to the plight of nature?.

Participating in the 'wrong' way? (2011)
Thesis
HOPE, C.S. 2011. Participating in the 'wrong' way? Practice based research into cultural democracy and the commissioning of art to effect social change. Birkbeck (University of London), PhD thesis.

Through this practice based research I argue that cultural democracy as a way of thinking contests dominant models of commissioning art to effect social change. A method of generative metaphor of critical distance emerges through four projects based... Read More about Participating in the 'wrong' way?.

Jane Jacobs and the nature of (practice and research) work in public. (2009)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2009. Jane Jacobs and the nature of (practice and research) work in public. Presented at Public and participative art: performance in everyday life, 14-15 December 2009, Helsinki, Finland.

Jacobs argues that economies follow the same rules as ecological systems. They behave in the same way as systems in nature: as dynamic systems of interdependency. The core of Jacobs' argument is energy, whether it is manifest in ecological systems or... Read More about Jane Jacobs and the nature of (practice and research) work in public..

Working in public: art, practice and policy [online]. (2007)
Digital Artefact
ON THE EDGE RESEARCH. 2007. Working in public: art, practice and policy [online]. Available from http://www.workinginpublicseminars.org/

The partners for this project were Suzanne Lacy, Public Art Resource + Research Scotland, the Scottish Arts Council and On the Edge together with the four venues in the four major Scottish cities, The Foyer (Aberdeen), CCA (Glasgow), University of th... Read More about Working in public: art, practice and policy [online]..

Proceedings of the 4th Working in public seminar: a public conversation. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
ON THE EDGE RESEARCH. 2007. Proceedings of the 4th Working in public seminar: a public conversation, September 2007, Edinburgh, UK [online]. Available from: https://ontheedgeresearch.org/s-4

This seminar was the culmination of four seminars, Working in Public, funded by the Scottish Arts Council through a new initiative, Public Art Resources and Research, Scotland. This initiative is to promote excellence and innovation within public art... Read More about Proceedings of the 4th Working in public seminar: a public conversation..

Summary and reflection: quality and imperfection. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. 2007. Summary and reflection: quality and imperfection. In Proceedings of the 3rd Working in public seminar: quality and imperfection, 19-20 June 2007, Inverness, UK [online]. Available from https://ontheedgeresearch.org/s-3

In embarking on Working in Public, we started out with an implicit assumption that criteria for judging quality in art in the gallery and museum were widely understood and broadly agreed, whereas quality of art in the public sphere was less well unde... Read More about Summary and reflection: quality and imperfection..

Proceedings of the 3rd Working in public seminar: quality and imperfection. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
ON THE EDGE RESEARCH. 2007. Proceedings of the 3rd Working in public seminar: quality and imperfection, 19-20 June 2007, Inverness, UK [online]. Available from: https://ontheedgeresearch.org/s-3

We explored some of the ethical and artistic implications of veiwing the idea of public as a living process of forming of different publics in response to specefic circumstances and through discrete modes of address. How might ethics be judged in the... Read More about Proceedings of the 3rd Working in public seminar: quality and imperfection..

Representation and power: a critical reflection. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. 2007. Representation and power: a critical reflection. In Proceedings of the 2nd Working in public seminar: representation and power, 22-23 May 2007, Glasgow, UK [online]. Available from https://ontheedgeresearch.org/s-2

The thematic area - Power and Representation emerged in our discussions with Suzanne Lacy as an issue that framed tensions within the Oakland projects' specifically, as well having relevance beyond Oakland. These tensions included the artist's role i... Read More about Representation and power: a critical reflection..

Proceedings of the 2nd Working in public seminar: representation and power. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
ON THE EDGE RESEARCH. 2007. Proceedings of the 2nd Working in public seminar: representation and power, 22-23 May 2007, Glasgow, UK [online]. Available from: https://ontheedgeresearch.org/s-2

This seminar explored power in relation to the authority of the artist, institutional authority and authority as individual. In each of these situations the issue of representation was closely linked to how power might be taken and used to develop ne... Read More about Proceedings of the 2nd Working in public seminar: representation and power..

Aesthetics and ethics of working in public art: a summary. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. 2007. Aesthetics and ethics of working in public art: a summary. In Proceedings of the 1st Working in public seminar: aesthetics and ethics of working in public, 27-28 March 2007, Aberdeen, UK [online]. Available from: https://ontheedgeresearch.org/seminar-1

The hunch behind Working in Public is that art now exists in the public sphere in unprecedented ways. Working in Public aims therefore to open up greater uncertainty in what we think art is and to provoke more thoughtful and creative responses to wha... Read More about Aesthetics and ethics of working in public art: a summary..

Proceedings of the 1st Working in public seminar: aesthetics and ethics of working in public. (2007)
Presentation / Conference
ON THE EDGE RESEARCH. 2007. Proceedings of the 1st Working in public seminar: aesthetics and ethics of working in public, 27-28 March 2007, Aberdeen, UK [online]. Available from: https://ontheedgeresearch.org/seminar-1

The seminar drew discussion through a range of questions: How we might determine what is art and what is not art? When and where is it appropriate for the artist to speak for others? When art is camouflaged in every day activity, how might we underst... Read More about Proceedings of the 1st Working in public seminar: aesthetics and ethics of working in public..