Intercultural Exchange

The interventions and intraventions of practice-based research

Authored by: Adrienne Boulton-Funke , Rita L. Irwin , Natalie LeBlanc , Heidi May

The Routledge International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research

Print publication date:  January  2016
Online publication date:  January  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138909939
eBook ISBN: 9781315693699
Adobe ISBN: 9781317437260

10.4324/9781315693699.ch23

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Abstract

In this chapter we discuss how a pedagogical intervention became a site for intense engagement among faculty members, graduate teaching and research assistants, and visiting artists. This engagement acted as a site for intercultural exchange where we questioned assumptions about art and education, with the intention of disrupting and examining these assumptions before positing potentialities for what art and education could become and how it might move in such directions. The intervention led to ongoing processes of intravention—those self-reflexive practices that purposefully make connections between and among research projects. The intercultural nature of our work is evident in our diverse cultural, educational, philosophical, and artistic backgrounds situated within our varied histories and socio-cultural contexts.

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