Prefiguration study for an art & society research and development space (2017-2019)
We carried out a study comprising a field survey as well as exploratory interviews, the perspective being analysis of cross sectorial and transdisciplinary practices. Many actor.trice.s were called upon, identified via their atypical work histories or project.
This study had several objectives:
- assembling an overview of what is currently going on in projects termed "innovative";
- understanding the effects of societal changes on artistic and cultural spaces;
- better identifying the interrogations and needs of actor.trice.s, and thus;
- proposing new, further grounded support methods.
We focused our attention on identifying what breaks away from the usual modes of operation and production. We wanted to understand how certain situations favored a renewal of practices more than others. To do this, we retraced the development phases of the projects as of their creation, in order to appreciate where they were at, and what they were heading.