Solidarity Walk 0.1 : Future Situations of Knowledge Production

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2020


PlaceCzech Republic
Period18 - 21 August 2020


A collective, overlapping, entangled presentation by a group of Hong Kong based PhD researchers.
Circumstances, Contexts, Situations, Environments, Surroundings, and so on, are influencing a research process. Since the empirical fieldwork of Karin Knorr-Cetina on laboratory studies, the theoretical writings of Donna Haraway on science and nature, especially her situated knowledge contribution and Adele Clarkes theory-method package of Situational Analysis, the scientific world we live in seems not anymore consisting of one objectivity. More realities popping up, and the question is how to make these truths visible?

Due to the current political and health situation in Hong Kong and China, my research is deeply influenced and adjusted according to the current situation.

My investigation focus on how artistic and curatorial discourses in the art spaces of Shenzhen are enfolding. According to my PhD schedule, I should be deep into my empirical studies. But I am not. Now, 2020, through the COVID-19 Pandemic, field trips are impossible, boarders are closed.
The current model of my research is led by adaptation to the situation. The significant impact on my research needs to address these impacts actively.

Current researchers and colleagues face the same difficulties: A group of researchers collectively grouped and are facing new ways of knowledge shaping in times of a need for confident student-led crisis management to be able to be part of an honest and open academic system.

This paper calls for an openly formulated research process and a rethinking for future spaces of knowledge production.

Research Area(s)

  • situational knowledge production

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Solidarity Walk 0.1: Future Situations of Knowledge Production. / Kaiser, Christine Maria.
2020. Paper presented at EASST/4S 2020 CONFERENCE PRAGUE, Prague, Czech Republic.

Research output: Conference PapersRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (without host publication)peer-review