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Your Proposal Does not Fit in Our Editorial Line: constructing a dissident researcher
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8752-5712
2015 (English)In: Transvaluation: Making the World Matter. International Symposium Searching for Alternative Making of Values Through and In Research, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2015Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this article I discuss the possibility of and the necessity for dissident researchers in academia. I investigate the strategies of interruption as methods of engaging with the institution through artistic research and approaches. Art as a dissensual activity turns artistic research into a dissident research that can serve to question academic consensus rather than conforming to its established structure.

In order to construct a dissident researcher, I go through three short architectural narrations of three places: a prison (as discipline), a school of architecture (as artistic research) and a library (as dominant discourse). These three narrations are combined with three formulae: amateur, fiction, misperformance or disloyalty; each acts as certain characteristics of dissidence that are pertinent to an ongoing micro-project explained here. Together, these aim to raise the question: How does perceiving artistic research as dissident research modify conventional evaluation systems and set up new evaluating strategies based on politics of dissidence. 

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Gothenburg, Sweden, 2015.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-108300OAI: diva2:852198
Transvaluation: May 21-22, 2015, Department of Architecture, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Available from: 2015-09-08 Created: 2015-09-08 Last updated: 2016-03-10Bibliographically approved

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