Loitering with Intent

Loitering with Intent was held 5th to 7th March and brought together Stockholm University of the Arts and the Society for Artistic Research to explore formats for sharing knowledge that emerge from artistic research practices.

Loitering with Intent inaugurated Uniarts’ new premises at Linnégatan 87 in central Stockholm. This distinctive building was the centre of the three-day event spanning three floors. The days was framed through the artist collective Poste Restante and offered the participants a variety of presentation formats, including performances and exhibitions of research projects, installations focusing on the readings of JAR, workshops analysing contributions, reviewing the reviews, and reflecting on how the networks forming in Artistic Research (AR) could work for the community. There was speed dating about getting on, in and with research.

Loitering with Intent foregrounded performative modes of exposing practice as research and the importance of face-to-face discussion between all present about how and why artists do research. We looked at how an art driven research education could work and introduced the first SAR Salon. Artists presented their research projects, and reflected on their experiences. Loitering with Intent thus understands itself as a Feast of Research, seeking to celebrate the fragile balance between sensory, situated and spoken forms of knowledge.


Society for Artistic Research and Association Européenne des Conservatoires.


Download the programme here (pdf)