political aesthetics . . .
Exploring the social and political place of aesthetics in world politics is core to my research and cuts across many of the other aspects of my research agenda. Political aesthetics refers, essentially, to the co-imbrication of the aesthetic, artistic, and sensual with political decision making processes, intersubjective forms of sense-making relevant to world politics, and beyond. Central to this axe of my research agenda is the collaborative project World Political Compositions, which explores how we make visceral, real, and lived since of world politics through our sensible engagements with the aesthetic qualities of particular phenomena. This effort is especially important to the ongoing development of the field of International Political Design. My work in political aesthetics has been advanced through a series of workshops and is available in numerous publications. I have also collaborated with students, artists, dancers, engineers, and others to expand the reach and meanings of political aesthetics.