FORUM+ publishes articles and visual essays that stem from original research. The editorial board also welcomes short contributions such as visual essays, podcasts, interviews, reviews and reflective essays. In this way FORUM+ provides a platform for the many ways in which research in the arts is expressed and articulated today.
We are gradually waking up in a world that hasn't felt like our own for quite some time. We can and may take to the streets again; living and experiencing with others. The need for dialogue and engagement is great. This new autumn issue of FORUM+ also reflects this sentiment, as it is bustling with insights, frameworks and examples that encourage reflection on our role in society: from dramaturgy to jewellery design, from photography to multilingual poetry.
What happens when the arts step out of the realm of aesthetics? Our dealings with art, whether in repertoire or creation, sometimes expose societal privileges and injustices. The artists themselves know this, and all too often they are forced to occupy the harsh no man's land between voluntary recalcitrance and involuntary precarity.
What about the relationship between art and political revolution? More questions, and even a few answers, can be found in the new Spring issue of FORUM+.
Even in times of crisis, art cannot take root. The way in which the arts are organised, created and historicised is often a reflection of how we organise ourselves as people. But where are the keys to a sustainable arts landscape? From parafictions and meta-realities to co-creations and business models: discover these new perspectives in the Winter issue of FORUM+.
This issue contains an extensive dossier on research methods in the arts and was produced with the cooperation of guest editor Falk Hübner. Opening up a space for discussion is the driving force behind this dossier. Artist-researchers face the future with inventiveness, individuality, brainpower, dedication and, where necessary, with rebellious vigour.
With contributions by Timmy De Laet, Martin Nachbar, Natalie Gordon, Caroline D'Haese, Jonas Rutgeerts, Anneleen Masschelein, Pascal Delheye, Benedicte Vanwanseele, Frederik Truyen, Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert, Lieze Roels, Nicolas Baeyens, Thomas R. Moore, Eugeen Schreurs, Jan Dewilde, Matthias Heyman, Klaas Tindemans