The co-production of knowledge incorporates the process of co-creation – that is, the crossings between Arts + Sciences – as a multidirectional dialogue between artists and artisans, scientists, cultural managers, decision makers, educational communities and communities in general. This interdisciplinary integration implies a constant communication between knowledge beyond disciplinary frameworks by incorporating experiences, visions, desires, dreams, popular wisdom and diverse ways of understanding knowledge and our relationship with it and with our environment.
Thus, the Arts + Sciences unit in SECOS is presented both as an area of academic research for the co-production of knowledge and as a more concrete interface for linking with society through co-creation.
The co-creation activities are materialized in Arts + Science workshops, contemporary scientific illustration, muralism, residencies for contemporary artists and artisans, spaces for experimentation in new media, co-creation activities with schools, and instances of collaboration with other entities such as the Biennial Concepción, Art & Science.
In the spirit of all co-creation activities is the multidirectional dialogue, focusing on the realities of each community and territory in which SECOS investigates, experimenting, co-creating and learning in community. Several of the activities with which we started this space, articulate and give continuity to initiatives that SECOS researchers have worked for years, allowing longitudinal research of the impact of Arts + Science initiatives in society.