Significantly advanced from presentations delivered at the Body of Knowledge 2019 conference, each article in this special guest edited idea journal issue focusses on the interdisciplinary intersections, connections and findings across research practices that involve art and theories of cognition. In particular, articles emphasise how spatial art and design research approaches have enabled the articulation of a complex understanding of environments, spaces and experiences, which may also involve the spatial distribution of cultural, organisational and conceptual structures and relationships, as well as the surrounding design features. 

Contributions explore: 

How do art and spatial practices increase the potential for knowledge transfer and celebrate diverse forms of embodied expertise? 
How do the examination of cultures of practice, Indigenous knowledges and cultural practices offer perspectives on inclusion, diversity, neurodiversity, disability and social justice issues? 
How the art and spatial practices may contribute to research perspectives from contemporary cognitive neuroscience and the philosophy of mind? 
The dynamic between an organism and its surroundings for example: How does art and design shift the way knowledge and thinking processes are acquired, extended and distributed? 
How art and design practices demonstrate the ways different forms of acquiring and producing knowledge intersect? 


Published: 01.12.2020

Enacting Bodies of Knowledge

Jondi Keane, Rea Dennis, Meghan Kelly


Sympathetic World-making: Drawing-out Ecological-Empathy

Pia Ednie-Brown, Beth George, Michael Chapman, Kate Mullen


Embodiment of Values

Jane Bartier, Malcolm Gardiner, Shelley Hannigan, Stewart Mathison


Seeing Not Looking

Anne Wilson