What do we gain?
The Object Research Lab is a cross-disciplinary/exchange project, the first phase of which runs until January, 2010 in Amsterdam, and aims to chart the contemporary thought and approaches about objects. Finding these contact points and moments of exchange could translate in a kind of “visual research” which could be made applicable to artistic practice and design. The ORL seeks to formulate the necessary questions which bring about a dialogue between the disciplines of social science, technology, philosophy and visual art. The conversations, texts and materials brought about contribute to a growing vocabulary which may then be applied to creative processes – broadening understanding of the ‘generous constraints’ contextualising the relationships between humans and objects.