Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal

Art/Research International is a forum dedicated to exploring and advancing art as and/or within the research process across disciplines and internationally. It offers a space for art/research practitioners: to draw on working examples to discuss challenges, best practices, ethical quandaries, and new directions  for the practice of bringing art and research processes together; to discuss and explore methodological ambitions and theoretical or philosophical underpinnings and issues of art/research practices; and to provide insights and critiques of art/research projects of other art/research practitioners - to showcase, support, and comment on the practical work taking place ‘in the field.’



Announcing a Special Issue on Poetry and Social Justice


Art/Research International is pleased to welcome guest editors Dr. Sandra L. Faulkner, Bowling Green State University, and Dr. Sheila Squillante, Chatham University. They are currently seeking proposals for this special issue on Poetry and Social Justice, for publication in January/February 2018.

Posted: 2017-01-12 More...

First Issue Now Available!


Co-editors in Chief, Diane Conrad and Patricia Leavy, are happy to announce the launch of the first issue of Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal. Vol 1 No 1 is openly accessible on the Open Journal Systems at the following link: (or by clicking "Current" in the menu above).

We thank the authors and our volunteer editorial team for making this issue possible and welcome submissions for our next issue.

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Posted: 2016-07-17

Conceiving Brand through Logo Design


Thank you to Pauline Sameshima for designing the logo for Art/Research International and for sharing your process (below).

In designing the ARI logo, I had the humbling honour of working with a brilliant and generous team and I am grateful for the opportunity. Here I share a little of my thinking in the logo design process.

First, a journal "brand" must be conceived. The brand is not the logo, but what the logo promises—the attributes of some of the things the journal can offer. The brand is the journal's unique selling feature. The logo should be a reminder of these attributes. I was fortunate to know the work of the co-editors and examples of logos they liked helped me to see that they valued connectivity and overlap.

I chose to use a turning wheel because it represents a dynamic team facilitating forward-thinking research in perpetual motion. The sum is greater than the parts. The wheel is interdisciplinary, unconventional, and part of the symbolic global. There is a peace sign in the logo representing support of social justice issues. The Venus symbol (circle substituted with iconic triangle dress) recalls feminist philosophies and sociology outlooks. The logo also alludes to Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian man’s widespread arms and legs to symbolize inclusion, harmony, and aesthetics in the journal’s brand.

     ~ Pauline Sameshima

Posted: 2016-07-14
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