An agenda for creative practice in the new mobilities paradigm

Barry, Kaya and Southern, Jen and Baxter, Tess and Blondin, Suzy and Booker, Clare and Bowstead, Janet and Butler, Carly and Dillon, Roderick and Ferguson, Nickolas and Filipska, Gudrun and Hieslmair, Michael and Hunt, Lucy and Ianchenko, Aleksandra and Johnson, Pia and Keane, Jondi and Koszolko, Martin K. and Qualmann, Clare and Rumsby, Charlie and Sales Oliveria, Caterina and Schleser, Max and Sodero, Stephanie and Soliz, Aryana and Wilson, Louise Ann and Wood, Heidi and Zinganel, Michael (2023) An agenda for creative practice in the new mobilities paradigm. Mobilities, 18 (3). pp. 349-373. ISSN 1745-0101

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Creative practices have made a standing contribution to mobilities research. We write this article as a collective of 25 scholars and practitioners to make a provocation: to further position creative mobilities research as a fundamental contribution and component in this field. The article explores how creative forms of research—whether in the form of artworks, exhibitions, performances, collaborations, and more—has been a foundational part of shaping the new mobilities paradigm, and continues to influence its methodological, epistemological, and ontological concerns. We tour through the interwoven history of art and mobilities research, outlining five central contributions that creativity brings. Through short vignettes of each author’s creative practice, we discuss how creativity has been key to the evolution and emergence of how mobilities research has expanded to global audiences of scholars, practitioners, and communities. The article concludes by highlighting the potency of the arts for lively and transdisciplinary pathways for future mobilities research in the uncertainties that lay ahead.

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