Dear AACORN Members,
We warmly invite you to submit contributions to the Stream "Curating Realities for Group Creativity", for the August 2014 Art of Management Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.
In this stream, we explore the ways in which contexts for creative activity are cultivated within groups and organizations, and consider these acts as acts of mediating, or curating. In the wider sense that the term has recently adopted, curating denotes a relational work of producing connections between artifacts from various sources and people with different backgrounds, a generative process of assembling materials and actors, which seeks to reorganize meaning and (aesthetic) experience. The notion of “curating realities” refers to generative acts that make possible new conceptions of the conditions or materials with which groups and organizations work, and create multiple potentialities for future activity.
We look at examples of these acts in the fields of design and of arts and culture in its broadest sense, from professional arts to creative industries to DIY-culture. We particularly welcome examples that go beyond mechanical efforts to implement creativity in favor of efforts to organize for creativity, and will prioritize activities that enable us to converse with arts practitioners and arts managers. We invite researchers as well as members of performing arts ensembles, company directors, and arts project managers to participate in the track; researchers and practitioners may choose to partner together in participation. We welcome empirical investigations, theoretical work, dialogues with practitioners, and demonstrations of how generative acts open spaces for emergent responses within groups.
As we imagine the stream, papers and presentations might draw on examples from the following:
• communities working in creative ways with urban regeneration
• arts ensembles and design groups working with creativity as social processes
• arts and design practitioners engaging mediators in work processes
• companies and socio-economic organizations working with problem solving as collective creative processes
Please see attached call for a more detailed description.
Deadline for submission of 500 word abstract is December 5, 2013.
Please submit to conveners: Shannon Hessel ([log in to unmask]) and Søren Friis Møller ([log in to unmask]). CC: Per Darmer ([log in to unmask])
Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to seeing you next summer!
Søren Friis Møller and Shannon Hessel
Venlig hilsen | Kind Regards
Shannon Hessel (Shannon O'Donnell)
Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy
Copenhagen Business School
Porcelænshaven 18B, DK-2000 Frederiksberg, Danmark
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