ARIAS was established as a research platform by five higher education institutions in Amsterdam based on the conviction that merging academic and artistic research by unlocking new perspectives, can contribute to important 21st-century research questions about issues like digitalization, technologization, and internationalization.
Artistic research offers insights and interventions for an increasingly complex society in which large-scale processes of digitalization, technologiszation and internationalization shape social issues that require different forms of knowledge, which cannot only be acquired through traditional academic research. Through experimental approaches, artistic research contributes to these issues in a unique way; artistic research can, for example, accentuate issues, raise different research questions, provide sensory insights and sketch speculative visions of the future. Arias provides a platform for researchers within the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences who are especially interested in exploring new research methods and procedures.
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