20.06.24, 18:00 – 20.06.24, 19:00

Kitchen Session with ‘Lost in Conversation: Inviting Tacit Knowledge into Interdisciplinary Collaboration’

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“In the face of complex, real-world problems, interdisciplinarity has become increasingly important in fostering innovation. Collaborating across disciplines opens up the potential for new ways of understanding and knowing while negotiating differences. However, these productive tensions and collaborative processes are predominantly facilitated by methods that aim to develop a common language and favor words and diagrams over expressions of tacit or embodied knowledge. At the same time, the arts – through engaging with material, space, and body, are disciplines that advocate for the development and expression of tacit knowledge. To invite these forms of artistic knowing into the transformative conversation of the interdisciplinary process, there need to be practices for creating openings to tacit knowledge. The question driving this lab is: How can expressions of tacit knowledge gained from the arts become part of the transformative dialogues and methodological practices in interdisciplinary collaboration?”

Mariam Rafehi, (she/her) is a practice-based researcher and interdisciplinary designer exploring experiential media, embodied interactions, and critical/speculative design practices.