Natalie Loveless is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory at the University of Alberta, situated in Treaty Six Territory, where she directs the U of A Research-Creation and Social Justice CoLABoratory and co-leads the Faculty of Arts’ Signature Area in Research-Creation (SPAR²C). Her recent books How to Make Art at the End of the World: A Manifesto for Research-Creation and Knowings and Knots: Methodologies and Ecologies in Research-Creation examine debates surrounding research-creation and its institutionalization, paying particular attention to what it means—and why it matters—to make and teach art research-creationally in the North American university today. Forthcoming books include Responding to Site: The Performance Work of Marilyn Arsem and The Routledge Companion to Performance Art. During the 2018-19 academic year, Loveless was in residence as a visiting scholar in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC) at Concordia University in Montreal, working on a new book and curatorial project, Sensing the Anthropocene: Aesthetic Attunement in an age of Urgency and a new collaborative interdisciplinary curatorial project, Speculative Energy Futures, as part of the Just Powers initiative funded by the Future Energy Systems Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF).
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Imaginations is a multilingual, open-access journal of international visual cultural studies. It is published twice yearly and is double-blind peer-reviewed. As a knowledge democracy project, Imaginations is free to submit to and free to read. Founded at the University of Alberta in 2010, the journal is funded by the federal granting agency of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).