Many of us, as part of our portfolio of research interests, engage with issues of art and aesthetics. We have a specific focus on everyday and popular cultures, and within this our engagements range from the use and interpretation of art objects in research, to considerations of how aesthetic sensibilities (seeing, feeling, sensing) emerge in and through societal, cultural and (geo)political structures.
A persistent concern for group members is the interplay between discursive and beyond-discursive analytical framings, and visual and material cultures. A focus on art and aesthetics, thus, provides a common intellectual space to address these concerns, and to seek connections between our disciplinary groupings.
Current research projects which engage with this theme include:
Other research themes within this research group include:
People working in this thematic area include: