AuthorClark, Sarah E
Bennett, Scott E K
Dimmitt, Mark A
Johnson, Benjamin M
Johnson, Maria R
Wilder, Benjamin T
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Sch Nat Resources & Environm
Univ Arizona, Genet Core
Univ Arizona, Desert Lab Tumamoc Hill
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PublisherOXFORD UNIV PRESS
CitationSarah E Clark, Eric Magrane, Thomas Baumgartner, Scott E K Bennett, Michael Bogan, Taylor Edwards, Mark A Dimmitt, Heather Green, Charles Hedgcock, Benjamin M Johnson, Maria R Johnson, Kathleen Velo, Benjamin T Wilder, 6&6: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Art–Science Collaboration, BioScience, Volume 70, Issue 9, September 2020, Pages 821–829, https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biaa076
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AbstractDespite an historical connection between the arts and sciences, in the past century, the two disciplines have been greatly siloed. However, there is a renewed interest in collaboration across the arts and sciences to support conservation practice by understanding and communicating complex environmental, social, and cultural challenges in novel ways. 6&6 was created as a transdisciplinary art-science initiative to promote a deeper appreciation of the Sonoran Desert. Six artists and six scientists were paired to create work that explored conservation issues in the Sonoran Desert and the Gulf of California. In-depth interviews were conducted with the artists and scientists throughout the 4-year initiative to understand the impact of 6&6 on their personal and professional behaviors and outlook. The findings from this case study reveal the role that intensive, place-based, and transdisciplinary art-science programs can play in shaping narratives to better communicate the patterns and processes of nature and human-environment interactions.
Note12 month embargo; published 29 July 2020
VersionFinal accepted manuscript
SponsorsUniversity of Arizona