About this series
Creativity in general and the arts in particular are increasingly recognized as drivers of cultural, economic, political, social, and scientific innovation and development. In Art and Research, some of the principal questions to be explored by the ARIS project, are outlined: • Could and should Artists be Researchers? • How are the systems of the Arts and the Sciences connected and /or disconnected? • What is the position and status of the Arts in defining the terms “progress” and “development”? The Springer ARIS series explores - at the macro, meso and micro levels and in terms of qualitative as well as quantitative studies - theories, policies and practices about the contributions of artistic research and innovations towards defining new forms of knowledge, knowledge production as well as knowledge diffusion, absorption and use. Artistic research, artistic innovations and arts-based innovations have been major transformers as well as disruptors of the ways in which societies, economies, and political systems perform. Ramifications here refer to the epistemic socio-economic, socio-political and socio-technical base and aesthetic considerations on the one hand, as well as to strategies, policies, and practices on the other, including sustainable enterprise excellence considerations in the context of knowledge economies, societies and democracies. The series features research monographs, edited volumes, proceedings, Briefs, and textbooks, and may also include handbooks and reference works, and in-print as well on-line rich media encapsulations of ideas and insights, representing cutting-edge research and the synthesis of a body of work in the field.