The Arts Research Collaboratory facilitates innovative interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences, bringing together Ryerson Arts faculty as Fellows to form a team of member researchers. Collaboration within the ARC and with external consortia transcends disciplinary boundaries, enabling multidimensional research into selected critical themes.
Research conducted in the Arts Research Collaboratory is loosely united by a thematic focus on embodiment and mobility. Using interdisciplinary analytical frameworks, the Fellows of the ARC investigate cultural artifacts, linguistics, and media as diverse points of entry into issues of cognition, physicality, identity, cultural circulation, and processes of meaning-making.
Inquiries into embodied mobility are rich and varied. How do various forms of human interaction embody innate cognitive structures? How do presumably disembodied historical documents enable the exploration of daily public life? How can we investigate "the documentary self"? How does the positioning of subcultures within mainstream discourses embody the sociopolitical experience of life within those subcultural spheres?
Jamin Pelkey and Stephanie Walsh Matthews explore issues of cognition, culture, linguistics, chiasmus, and phenomenology in their approach to creating a grammar of embodied symmetry.
A Rehearsal Space for First-Time Presenters
Presentation workshops will be hosted between 10am and 12pm, Saturday May 27 through Wednesday May 31.
Researchers are invited to work quietly in the space until 2pm.
Coffee and light snacks will be provided for first-time presenters in attendance.
Please contact Ali Aird at email@example.com with inquiries.