How can artist-scientist collaboration be of value to science and technology organizations? This innovative book is one of the first to address this question and the emerging field of art-science collaboration through an organizational and managerial lens.

With extensive experience collaborating with and advising institutions to develop artist in residency programs, the author highlights how art-science collaboration is such a powerful opportunity for forward-thinking consultants, managers and institutions. Using real-life examples alongside cutting edge research, this book presents a number of cases where these interactions have fostered creativity and led to heightened innovation and value for organizations. As well as creating a blueprint for successful partnerships it provides insights into the managerial and practical issues when creating art-science programs. Invaluable to scholars and practitioners interested in the potential of art-science collaboration, the reader will be shown how to take an innovative approach to creativity in their organization or research, and the ways in which art-science collaborations can mutually benefit artists, scientists and companies alike.

Praise & Reviews

„Whether you’re an experienced scholar or just starting a project, there’s no better reading than this book to understand the value of artscience collaborations.“
Dr. Andrea Bandelli in his book review, published in Spokes #51: (Link, PDF)

„It is one of the first books that I know of which focusses on contemporary examples of art-science collaborations, describing the projects and their success. The author focuses on the opportunities that such collaborations offer not only to the artist but also to the scientists.“
Nina Horstmann, in book recommendations on art and science on the Hybrid Platform Berlin University of the Arts and the Technische Universität Berlin in the heart of the Campus Charlottenburg, Berlin. (Link)

„Insightful book about artscience collaborations by Claudia Schnugg, researcher and advocate of artscience collaboration, and a producer and curator of residency programs.“
Caterina Benincasa, Polyhedra. (Link)

Artists and scientists are increasingly integrating their skills and techniques to produce projects and products that are redefining both disciplines, but until now there has been no analysis of how such collaborations work, what differentiates failures from success, or how institutional contexts mediate success.   An essential read for anyone interested in cross- or transdisciplinary ventures more generally, Claudia Schnugg has written the book about artist-scientist collaborations that everyone has been waiting for!
Prof. Dr. Bob Root-Bernstein, Professor of Physiology, Michigan State University, author of Discovering and co-author of Sparks of Genius

Little is known still about the point where art, technology and science collide. Yet large companies are trying to involve themselves heavily in this space. In this book Claudia gives a better view into the world of art and science collaborations through case studies and projects that she either followed or was an integral part of herself. This gives a very deep and thorough insight into what it takes to be involved in this field, or to help it grow. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the innovations that will shape the future of technology; blending art, tech and science in ways that don’t exist yet.
Anouk Wipprecht, FashionTech Artist, HiTech Fashion Designer and experienced artist-in-residence working in collaboration with multinational companies, NGOs and cultural organizations

It is a great pleasure to read this book, precisely because of the classic and important theme of the social sciences and of the organizational studies that is discussed there, namely the separation of art and science that has become normal and habitual with modernist thinking. Claudia Schnugg opens a discussion on this that is rooted in empirical research and that allows us to become better aware of how to “bring the collaboration of artscience to life”.
Prof. Dr. Antonio Strati, Senior professor, RUCOLA, University of Trento, Italy, and i3-CRG, École polytechnique, France, author of Organizational Aesthetics, co-author of Learning and Knowing in Practice-based Studies.

Unlike other books which have focused on „ArtSci“ as the creative practice where artists are inspired by science to create critical artworks, this book focuses instead on collaborative projects between artists and scientists, many of which have resulted in major scientific breakthroughs and discoveries. Schnugg focuses on the values created by work which breaks down knowledge barriers between disparate fields, with new insights and new languages emerging from open and horizontal collaborative environments. Through compelling case studies, she demonstrates the central role of ArtScience in informing both rigorous artistic practice and applied scientific research, with major implications on the study of philosophy, psychology, social studies and educational practice. A must read for anyone interested in creating a bigger societal impact using applied transdisciplinary knowledge.
Michela Magas, Founder & Director of Music Tech Fest, European Woman Innovator of the Year 2017 for creating an innovation ecosystem which bridges art and science

Timely and timeless, broad and deep, surprising and surprisingly useful…I think these dualities best capture my reading of “Creating ArtScience Collaboration”. And as icing on the cake, it is a genuine pleasure to read. This is a book where the usual becomes refreshingly unusual. Whereas Art and Science stereotypically live in opposite universes, Dr. Schnugg convincingly and provocatively shows us how well they can dance and play together. Highly recommended!
Prof. Dr. Daved Barry, Reh Family Endowed Chaired Professor, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Clarkson University, USA

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Palgrave Macmillan

Bibliographic Information:
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright: 2019
Number of Pages: XXII, 247
Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-04549-4
eBook ISBN 978-3-030-04549-4
Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-04548-7