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Groundwork for Ground Works

As early groundwork for Ground Works, a2ru invited submissions of interdisciplinary projects--especially those crossing science, engineering, art, and design--to its 2015 conference. Six of those projects were selected, presented, and given guided critique sessions that were meant to establish an understanding of the review of such projects. This process, and all six projects, played a seminal role in shaping the platform and helping to define the a2ru transdisciplinary space.

When the Ground Works platform was created, A2RU partner and Ground Works co-founder Kevin Hamilton assembled the materials for CENAS (one of those six projects) and crafted an exemplar of the type of arts-integrative, interdisciplinary work the platform seeks. This exemplar is now included on the Ground Works Journal page.

While the other five projects have not been similarly shaped into the Ground Works online format, we encourage readers to view these extraordinary arts-integrative projects via the following links….


Publication Date:
November 10, 2020