Puhlkari by Kira Bhumber. Photographer: Andrew Howell. Used with permission

Ground Works is a platform for exemplary arts-inclusive research projects and reflection on the processes that drive interdisciplinary collaboration.

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Video from Webinar "Publishing Art Online" Now Available

Check out the video of a2ru's Feb 26 webinar, "Publishing Art Online: An Editor's-Eye View." Kevin Hamilton moderates this conversation among editors from *a2ru Groun...

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February 11, 2021

Ground Works Seeks Submissions

a2ru Ground Works is now accepting project submissions on a rolling basis. We welcome submissions that integrate research and practice in the fine, performing, and applied arts and design with othe...

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November 19, 2020

Video from First Ground Works Live Event Is Now Available

Ground Works held its first live event as a virtual session in the a2ru national conference on October 28, 2020. In this session, entitled "Dear Arts Integration Community: A Letter of Inquiry from...

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November 16, 2020

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Featured Articles

Choreografish: an arts-based, virtual reality, anxiety intervention for autism

Choreografish is a participatory research project leveraging virtual reality, arts engagement, and design to collaborate with young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The research team was motivated by a combination of observations: that some people with ASD experience social anxiety and...

Choreografish: an arts-based, virtual reality, anxiety intervention for autism

Eric Handman, Roger Altizer, Cheryl Wright, and Greg Bayles
Cultural Engagements in Nutrition, Arts and Sciences (CENAS)

Borrowing the Spanish word for “dinner,” CENAS is a transdisciplinary working group of scholars and artists developing, implementing and evaluating innovative approaches to healthy eating at the individual and community level, with arts practices at its center. Since 2012, CENAS has been involve...

Cultural Engagements in Nutrition, Arts and Sciences (CENAS)

Tamara Underiner, Stephani Etheridge Woodson, Robert Karimi, and Seline Szkupinski Quiroga
Judaica: An Embodied Laboratory for Songwork

“Judaica: An Embodied Laboratory for Songwork” was a two-year research project that explored the construction of identity through the act of singing. The heart of the project was a six-month laboratory period in which the three of us worked closely together, on a full-time basis, as skilled perfo...

Judaica: An Embodied Laboratory for Songwork

Ben Spatz, Nazlıhan Eda Erçin, and Agnieszka Mendel
Space Noise by Maite Iribarren, inspired by Coronal Mass Ejections. Photographer: Maite Iribarren. Used with permission

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Recent Commentaries

Reviewing “Choreografish” for Ground Works

Author commentary by Eric Handman on Choreografish: an arts-based, virtual reality, anxiety intervention for autism

I’m reminded of choreographer Sean Curran once telling me in a rehearsal as he cut and reorganized sections of choreography, “It’s not what you do with the pencil that counts, it’s what you do with the eraser!”

A Reflection on 'Machines that Dream'

Author commentary by Benjamin David Robert Bogart on Machines That Dream

My aim is not merely to make use of knowledge in cognitive neuroscience, but to contribute through the generative capacity of artistic practice. However, the work remains in limbo, unpublished in disciplinary contexts and merely summarized in interdisciplinary journals.