5 Works

Vibrant Ecologies of Research

Aaron Knochel
What are the elements necessary to create a vibrant ecology of research where art and design inquiry may flourish alongside, within, and out of social and physical science research that is so deeply embedded within the fiber of research-oriented universities? In this special collection of Ground Works, the project work and commentaries explore vibrant ecologies of research deepening our understanding of the institutional, social, and epistemological systems that effectively weave arts-based inquiry into the scholarly...

Just-in-time Ecology of Interdisciplinarity

Lauren Stetz, Karen Keifer-Boyd & Michele Mekel
The Pennsylvania State University Viral Imaginations: COVID-19 project is a curated, online, publicly-accessible gallery and archive of Pennsylvanians’ creative expressions in response to their first-person, lived coronavirus pandemic realities. Constructing a safe and empowering space for sharing experiences across strata of race, ethnicity, language, age, socioeconomic status, education, and ability, the archive provides a platform for the preservation of unique and diverse narratives. Designed as a highly interdisciplinary endeavor, Viral Imaginations brings together specialists from...

Representations of the Working Class in Trump-Era Advertising

Matthew P. McAllister
This essay argues that in the early- to mid-Trump era – starting with his active campaign for the US Presidency in 2015 and through his subsequent administration pre-Covid through February 2020 – working-class bodies were used in advertising to both contest and enact prominent values and ideological tensions that became prominent during Trump’s reign. Advertising used class-based representations in several ways: to critique Trump and his policies; to depict working-class hardships under Trump; and, conversely,...

Ecologies of Transdisciplinary Research

Paul Shrivastava, Laszlo Zsolnai, David Wasieleski & Philippe Mairesse
We are scholars of economics, business , and sustainability. For the past two decades we have been doing transdisciplinary work individually and jointly. In this essay we share some key lessons that we have learned about the ecologies of transdisciplinary work. We consider transdisciplinarity to be qualitatively different from interdisciplinarity or multidisciplinarity in several crucial ways. Transdisciplinary work takes its problems from the real world and not disciplinary gaps in knowledge or combining disciplines for...

Becoming Desirably Strange: A Dialogue Between Aaron Knochel and Roger Malina

Aaron Knochel & Roger Malina
A dialogue that developed over several months between guest editor Aaron Knochel and Leonardo Executive Editor Roger Malina regarding the special collection Vibrant Ecologies of Research. The writing started as a transcript from a live conversation which was then extended and annotated asynchronously.

Registration Year

  • 2022
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Resource Types

  • Journal Article
    5

Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania State University
    5
  • Corvinus University of Budapest
    1
  • Duquesne University
    1
  • The University of Texas at Dallas
    1