This topic makes me flashback to the topic from a previous semester about research in art and design.
‘Research into art and design’ is something I usually do before creating something. But when I heard about ‘research through art and design’, this is a new thing for me. According to the Allison index of research in art and design, research through art and design is about materials research, development work [for example, customizing a piece of technology, do something no one had considered before and communicating the result] and action research [where a research diary tells in a step by step way of a practical experiment and resulting report aims to contextualize it].
why is it important to do research? Without “research” design may still exist, but we don’t always know how or what to create if we don’t do the exploration.
Public making is different because it has the relationship between the art and public or audience, what the art is saying and what is the aim of that art. the scope of public making is bigger than others art form.