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Outputs for ArtScience range from peer-reviewed publications (e.g., in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research, arts scholarship and related fields), to blog posts, exhibitions, interpretation texts, talks, panel discussions, openings, hackathons, mentoring sessions.

Kuchner U., Nasser, M., Steyaert P., Maranan D., et al. Biomodd: The integration of art into transdisciplinary research practices.” GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science & Society: 2023, 32/1, 144 – 153. In this invited article, we present the SEAD collective’s Biomodd project—a hybrid ArtScience creation revolving around sustainability themes ecology, humanity, technology, and technological waste. It aimed to ignite interdisciplinary experimentation and critical conversations in audiences and 100 members of the public. Our conceptual model examines how hybrid artistic practices can benefit sustainability research. We investigate the generation and evolution of ideas and the impact of online participation on the co-creation. 

Kuchner U., “Near the Origin” in A|Cerca del Origen. Fronteras Inexistentes. 2022. Natalia Rivera, Daniela Brill et al (Eds). Bogotá: Suratomica Publishing House. This invited book chapter serves as the opening text for “A | Circa del Origen” that brings together creative and academic texts, records, and ideas of artists and scientists connected during a Suratómica residency at the CERN laboratories in 2019. The text, situated in the intersection of art theory, philosophy, and artistic research, speaks of transdisciplinary answers as origins for understandings, collaborative approaches to comprehending our (inaccessible) cosmic origins and translation of artistic intention into tangible impact.

Kuchner U.”The Value of ArtScience: improving the balance in collaboration practices between artists and scientists can impact knowledge production.” Writing Visual Culture, 2021, Vol 10, ISSN: 2049-7180This article gives a conceptual analysis of ArtScience collaborations, explores reasons for the common disparity between anticipation and outcome, and offers solutions. Combining insights from the academic debate into inter- and transdisciplinarity and my experience, I found that a guided integration of the disciplines and a dedicated space is vital for bias detection and to gain the necessary familiarity of the other discipline.