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Relational Transdisciplinarity and Artistic/Academic Knowledge Production

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Fendler, Ute ; Gruber, Valerie V. V. ; Ndi, Gilbert Shang:
Relational Transdisciplinarity and Artistic/Academic Knowledge Production.
Event: Annual Conference of the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence “Africa*n Relations : Modalities Reflected” , 14.-17. Jul. 2021 , Bayreuth, Deutschland , online.
(Conference item: Conference , Speech )

Project information

Project title:
Project's official title
Project's id
Moral Geographies of Re-Existence: Socio-cultural Practices and Visions of a Good Life in Afro-descendant Communities in Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) and Cartagena de Indias (Colombia)
EXC 2052/1 – 390713894

Project financing: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
This roundtable is the outcome of research conducted within the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany's Excellence Strategy – EXC 2052/1 – 390713894.

Abstract in another language

Whereas the multiple entanglements between Africa and its Latin American diasporas can hardly be squeezed into the boundaries established by the academic field, transdisciplinary cooperation between academics and artists offers a fruitful way out of disciplinary bottlenecks. In this roundtable, we will share insights into modalities of relating and translating that enable and restrain transdisciplinary knowledge production. As a first result of the Participatory Action Research programme carried out at the intersection of the Cluster projects “Moral Geographies of Re-Existence” and “Black Atlantic Revisited”, we will launch a video performance created by the artists Diego Araúja (Brazil), Lobadys Pérez (Colombia) and Matchume Zango (Mozambique). Taking a cue from the transdisciplinary video, we will jointly reflect on processes, products and pitfalls of border-crossing knowledge creation. In this vein, we aim at stimulating debates on innovative modes of doing research in ways that enhance in-depth and multi-perspectival analyses. Our contribution adds to discussions on knowledge transfer and dissemination with a view to widening the audience and raising the social impact of social sciences, humanities and the arts. Ultimately, multiple relations between Africa and its diasporas require multiple modes of knowledge production, reflection and diffusion in order to overcome historical and disciplinary strictures.

Further data

Item Type: Conference item (Speech)
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Research Institutions > Collaborative Research Centers, Research Unit > EXC 2052 - Africa Multiple: Afrikastudien neu gestalten
Graduate Schools > BIGSAS
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Collaborative Research Centers, Research Unit
Graduate Schools
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
700 Arts and recreation > 700 Arts
900 History and geography
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2021 09:57
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2021 10:07