You are cordially invited to celebrate the launch of the edited collection: ‘Studio Studies: Operations, Topologies, Displacements’ edited by Ignacio Farías (Munich Center for Technology in Society) and Alex Wilkie (Goldsmiths, Design Department).
Studio Studies is being launched over two events, the first (at Goldsmiths) with a focus on the social sciences and the second (at the V&A) with a focus on the arts and design.
18th February 2016 | 4pm – 6pm
Book launch at Goldsmiths
Room 137A Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths, University of London
- Introduction: Alex Wilkie
- Studio operations: Ignacio Farías & Mirja Busch
- Afterword: Professor Mike Michael
- Discussion: chaired by Isaac Marrero Guillamon
Followed by a drinks reception.
Supported by the Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process
19th February 2016 | 6:30pm
Book launch at the Design Culture Salon
Clore 55, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
About the book:
Studio Studies is an agenda setting volume that presents a set of empirical case studies that explore and examine the studio as a key setting for aesthetic and material production. As such, Studio Studies responds to three contemporary concerns in social and cultural thought: first, how to account for the situated nature of creative and cultural production; second, the challenge of reimagining creativity as a socio-materially distributed practice rather than the cognitive privilege of the individual; and finally, to unravel the parallels, contrasts and interconnections between studios and other sites of cultural-aesthetic and technoscientific production, notably laboratories. By enquiring into the operations, topologies and displacements that shape and format studios, this volume aims to demarcate a novel and important object of analysis for empirical social and cultural research as well to develop new conceptual repertoires to unpack the multiple ways studio processes shape our everyday lives.