THE RESEARCH COOPERATIVE
The Research Cooperative is the platform from which research activities at ESACM are organized. It welcomes researchers in residence who develop, create and share their practices, methods and tools with students, teachers and all ESACM teams.
It is made up primarily of researchers recruited on call, as well as researchers associated with the support of DSRA, teachers who participate in and contribute to research activities through affinity of content and/or the implementation of introductory research projects, and students brought in to work with researchers.
A group of facilitators drawn from the research community and the school’s staff support and streamline the Cooperative’s activities (organization, support, financing, communication, provision of resources, etc.).
Created in 2012, the Research Cooperative is part of the landscape of 3rd cycle art research programs run by art and design colleges since 2010. It initially took the form of research programs focusing on two areas of common interest for teachers and researchers.
The Cooperative’s content has gradually evolved away from these two initial axes, and new questions and new ways of looking at art research have emerged, thanks to the contributions of the researchers who have joined and succeeded each other since the Cooperative was founded.
The Cooperative currently brings together researchers and projects based on affects and situated experiences, which attempt to make minoritarian knowledge and experiences visible, to bring together embodied, transdisciplinary and non-hegemonic practices.
The field of possibilities
The Cooperative is founded on a link between individual practice and collective research. Conducting research while listening to the research of others leads to work processes that are diversified by the poro-sities of each individual and renewed by the cohabitation of different years.
Participating in the Cooperative requires researchers to strike a balance between research and the running of the Cooperative itself, which includes the following possibilities :
- Conduct personal research while listening to the research of others
- Contribute to the Cooperative’s management autonomy
- Initiate experiments and moments of collective fabrication
- Initiate invitations
- Create or join research teams
- Embark on a 3rd cycle to prepare for a DSRA
- Be accompanied⋅es and supported⋅es by ÉSACM
- Communicate your research to the school community
- Take part in the school’s educational activities based on affinities of content
- Participate in the dissemination of research outside the school