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ICAT Executive Director participates in a2ru Virtual Roundtable

January 27, 2023


a2ru Hosts Free Virtual
"Artistic Research for Future Challenges" Roundtable at UNESCO's
LearningPlanet Festival

Friday, January 27, 10am EST


  • Aaron Knochel, Professor, Penn State University
  • R. Benjamin Knapp, Director, ICAT, Virginia Tech
  • Raphaële Bidault-Waddington, Futurist, LIID Future Lab
  • Theo Edmonds, Associate Dean/Co-Founder, University of Colorado Denver/Imaginator Academy

For this exploratory round-table at the Learning Planet Festival, a2ru is pleased to invite four art-based researchers who are pursuing pioneering research practice, platforms and strategies to contribute to future research and positive change. Together, they will share their experience, and discuss how to better value and amplify that movement.

Participants in this roundtable are actively exploring and practicing creative integration in the public sector, higher education, and industry.

Visit the Learning PlanetFestival page for the free Zoom link and to learn about other festival events.

The panelists suggest the following resources to read to prepare for Friday's session:

"Creativity Myths: Prevalence and correlates of misconceptions on creativity"

a2ru Ground Works: "Vibrant Ecologies of Research"