Thinking through making
Annual Research Council seminar Museum of Cultural History, November 27th 2019. Tim Ingold kommer. Kommer du?
In his book Making. Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture Tim Ingold has argued for the value of thinking and learning about the world through making or creating. Rather than thinking about and understanding the world in terms of describing and representing it he argues for the value of thinking about it through proactive creative engagements with its components. In particular he argues that such an approach tends to breach disciplinary barriers and may thus create common grounds for mutual multidisciplinary benefit between such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, art and architecture. The Museum's Research Council has been charged with trying to make steps towards tearing down or at least breaching the barriers between our diverse disciplines ranging from anthropology, archeology, art history, conservation and chemistry. We thus try to use our annual research council seminars to search for commonalities within this diversity and to stimulate interests in common grounds and mutual benefits from working in a multidisciplinary environment.
For this year’s seminar Professor Tim Ingold has accepted our invitation to be keynote speaker and to share his experiences and perspectives on the methodological and theoretical potentials of thinking through making in a multidisciplinary environment of knowledge production and exhibition making. The rest of the seminar program is still in the making and shall consist of presentations by internal colleagues as well as external scholars giving papers of various lengths on thinking through making and/or challenges and potentials for multidisciplinary understandings of the world, humans or society.
This year’s seminar is a one day event and shall take place in the Museum of Cultural History on November 27th.
Confirmed keynote: Professor Tim Ingold, Emeritus Professor, University of Aberdeen
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