While focusing on the question “what is mutual benefit”, this workshop seeks to combine the perspectives of artists, researchers, and artist-researchers participating in collaborations and residencies to:

  1. reflect on benefits or deficiencies in what we are currently doing
  2. discuss the unexpected benefits and/or challenges learned through collaborations
  3. generate resources for the DIS community to effectively structure and evaluate its methods of collaboration with artists.

We encourage people and groups who have participated in or are organizing art-DIS collaborations to submit 2-4 page short papers that include the following:

  • a description of the specific collaboration model that the authors have participated in, are developing, or would like to develop;
  • a personality statement describing their identification as an artist/research and their role in the collaboration they will present;
  • and a diagram that attempts to represent the factors and relationships that determine “mutual benefit” in their collaboration. You can find an example on the about page.

While we prefer participants to join in person, we will offer support for virtual attendance.

Important Dates

This one-day workshop will take place in person and virtually on July 11, 2023 at DIS 2023

Submit by May 30

Use this form to upload your submission by May 30, 2023. We aim to review submissions and provide you with a notice of acceptance before June 15, 2023. If you have any questions or concerns please email unstabledesignlab@gmail.com

A Note about Attendance Costs

We realize that workshops affiliated with conferences require costs that are not feasible for everyone, especially those outside of academia. We hope to offer a form of participation in this workshop to support those who are not paid registrants. We have included a space on our submission form for you to indicate your interest in this option, but we also encourage you to reach out to us directly if you’d like to discuss participation options via unstabledesignlab@gmail.com.