Title Arts-based research in the social and health sciences: Pushing for change with an interdisciplinary global arts-based research initiative
Authors Gerber N., Biffi E., Biondo J., GEMIGNANI, MARCO, Hannes K., Siegesmund R., GEMIGNANI, MARCO
External publication No
Means Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung
Scope Article
Nature Científica
SJR Quartile 2
Area International
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Publication date 01/01/2020
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85085598444
DOI 10.17169/fqs-21.2.3496
Abstract The impact of current trends in technology, digitalization and mass media on our global culture raises questions regarding the responsibility and ethics of research decisions in contemporary social and health sciences. Embedded in the dominant paradigms, these trends subtly affect our worldviews, our valuation of the human condition, and the nature of socio-political discourse. In such critical post normal times (SARDAR, 2009) radical imagination (HAIVEN & KHASNABISH, 2014) and epistemic activism, embracing non-dominant modes of knowledge production in the social and health sciences, becomes a necessity. Arts-based research (ABR) is resonant with the onto-epistemological perspectives and methodologies necessary to challenge and disrupt current unilateral and hegemonic paradigms underlying decaying societal and geo-political constructs. In this article, we advocate for the development of a global network of ABR scholars and stakeholders invoking a radical imaginative philosophy and arts-based research methodologies as an approach to social activism and epistemological change. © 2020, Institut für Qualitative Forschung,Internationale Akademie Berlin gGmbH. All rights reserved.
Keywords Arts-based research; Arts-informed research; Radical imagination; Social activism
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