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Centre[4] Art and Research

When art and social science come together, what becomes possible? Centre[3] for Artistic and Social Practice is working in collaboration with the Community Research Platform (CRP) to develop Centre[4] Art and Research. The creation of Centre[4] is meant to facilitate meaningful and equitable collaborations between artists and researchers in the Hamilton community, to highlight and facilitate art and research, and to develop accessible resources and sustainable infrastructure to support these activities.

This initiative is led by Cathy Paton, postdoctoral fellow, and supported by a working group comprised of representatives from McMaster and Centre [3] including Colina Maxwell (Social Practice Director, C[3]), Sarah Sproule (Social Practice Coordinator, Centre [3]), Alexe Bernier (PhD Candidate and CRP intern), Chris Sinding (Acting Director, CRP), and Leora Sas van der Linden (CRP Manager).

A unique and fundamental aspect of Centre[4] is that the work and motivations are centered in the community, creating space for artists, artful practices, and researchers to meaningfully shape research activities. Through maintaining a strong collaborative relationship between Centre [3] and McMaster’s CRP, Centre[4] will strive to intentionally center artist presence, input and practice in community research.