Campus de les Arts presents the online publication of the proceedings of the conference “Indisciplines”, which was held in Barcelona from 28-30 November 2019. The publication, entitled INDISCIPLINES: Proceedings of the Conference on Research in Arts Practice, has been coordinated by Jeffrey Swartz and edited by the University of Barcelona – Campus de les Arts.
During the three days of the conference, scholars and creators from some ten countries presented thirty conferences in ten sessions. More than 150 people, among academics, creators and academic and cultural managers attended the sessions, held in the Historical Building of the UB and the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC).
Some of the sessions had a performative, musical or exhibition-like format, in line with the proposal of the conference to approach the concept and sense of research based on creative practices. The publication includes an institutional presentation and a theoretical introduction in the three languages.
In his Introduction, the president of the scientific committee and lecturer at ESMUC, Ruben López-Cano, reviews the recent period of consolidation of studies and support structures for artistic research. According to López-Cano, “artistic research does not limit its aims to the study of creative processes. Under its umbrella, novel discussions on certain undertreated subjects have taken place on techniques, aesthetics and poetics, as well as the ethical, social and political dimensions of art”.
Exposició de peces Baschet, Universitat de Barcelona, 2017.