The aim of Disruptive Processes at the #3 Research Pavilion was to create progressions that make societal, communal and artistic collaboration possible. Our attitude is to do research in order to form a genuine meeting place that enables sharing. In other words, we address collaborative creation of knowledge that can alter and change – be disruptive in the world.
Research is linked to an over-arching issue of methods, results and impact, and we as artists and researchers should be specifically aware of what processes we intend to influence with our work. Therefor Disruptive Processes emphasised experience and perception as a foundation of knowledge creation.
Disruptive Processes built upon the method of collaboration, and was organized in workshops that enabled collective un/learning processes. These workshops were developed to have a common ground and to support emancipation. Artistic goals are not separated from the lives we are leading. Therefore, the borders between intimacy, privacy and collective become active and influential. It is this liminal state that enables a study of alliances and the impact of collaboration.
Our contribution was to show that collaborative methods produce not only knowledge but also emancipatory capacities. Our inquiry was based on the principal research question: “What is collective authorship?” The subordinated research questions were: “How can research be jointly improvised? and “What are the corporeal differences between participating and collaborating?” Disruptive Processes aimed at expanding collaborational discussions and challenge reciprocal leadership.
Disruptive Processes materialised itself with the collaborational spatial work entitled Temporary Agora facilitated by Anni Laakso. This work was an on-going collective construction of a sculptural space that developed during a process of constructing together and it enhanced the skills of material negotiation. Further workshops were Wording – Collaborative Writing in Public Space facilitated by Lena Séraphin, Sensory Experiences in Urban Space facilitated by Ajauksia ,
Where did art go?/ get lost! facilitated by akcg and Feminist Gathering facilitated by Jaana Kokko.
The title Disruptive Processes is inspired by the publication Disruptive Laughter initiated by Ulrika Gomm.