Decoloniality of Knowing and Being: Artistic Research Through Collaborative Craft Practice

Author: Nithikul Nimkulrat

book chapter, 2021

This chapter examines collaborative craft practice as a way of approaching a research problem and driving the artistic research process and its role in the decoloniality of knowing and being. Artistic research encompasses other disparities in the process and output relationship that can present challenges to non-arts researchers and university systems seeking to understand this research within their own scaffolds of reference for the research process. The author’s artistic research in which she collaborated with mathematicians is exemplified to illuminate how arts-based methods can foster pluralism, lower disciplinary hierarchies and increase multivocality, thus situating artistic research in a decolonial context.

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Suggested Citation: Nimkulrat, N. (2021). Decoloniality of Knowing and Being: Artistic Research through Collaborative Craft Practice. In T. Seppälä, M. Sarantou, & S. Miettinen (eds.). Decolonising Participatory Research through Arts-Based Methods (pp. 185–197). London, UK: Routledge.