To Invest and to Form: Artistic Tools in a Socio- logical Research Cover Image

Inwestować i formować: narzędzia artystyczne w badaniu socjologicznym
To Invest and to Form: Artistic Tools in a Socio- logical Research

Author(s): Waldemar Rapior
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: zdrowy rozsądek; współpraca; metody badawcze; metody artystycznecommon sense; cooperation; research methods; artistic methods

Summary/Abstract: Where to search for an agreement? Does the common ground for meeting of art and science exist? My answer is: yes. The common sense is this shared ground. I will present that by looking through the prism of a common sense at art and science, it is possible to recognize scientist’s actions identical to artist’s actions. They both must invest in art or science; they both form a material: an artist in an artistic way, a researcher in a scientific one. However, it is important that the fact of forming the material, even in a different way, is the activity that brings closer the artist and the researcher. I will show by giving examples of the research I conducted that the researcher’s investment in artistic tools allows him/her to deal with different, both theoretical and practical problems. I will finish by emphasizing that a sociologist and a writer are the professions that might learn a lot from each other.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 64-86
  • Page Count: 23