Such an approach is not only labor-intensive, it also often leads the researcher into formerly unknown territories. For the work of disentangling, of unthreading and re-threading requires regular excursions from one’s own disciplinary dwelling. The latter must be opened for other approaches if one wants to get acquainted with the particularities of new territories and the unforeseen relations between them. Cultural research then becomes a practice of skillfully exploring thresholds. Guided by concrete political, epistemological, ethical etc. problems, Weigel’s research is therefore constitutively un-disciplinary.
Katrin Solhdju is a Senior Researcher of the Belgian Fonds national de la recherche scientifique (FNRS) and a Professor at the Department for Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Mons. Her work largely takes problematic situations in contemporary medical research and clinical practice as its starting point. Exploring the entanglements between knowledge, ethical, and political regimes present in these situations allows her to cultivate a particular attention for the multiple injustices inherent to (hi)stories of disqualification and to their multilayered, and often violent consequences.
The work of Margarete Vöhringer, a professor of the Materiality of Knowledge, is centered on the entanglement of aesthetics and knowledge. She explores artistic research practices on the one hand, and the materiality and aesthetics of the sciences on the other. She is particularly interested in those practices of knowledge production that circulate between the arts and the sciences, and that often times leave material traces beyond the written.