MOVING LAB BEYOND THE BORDERS. RESEARCH NOTES A PROPOS THE FREEDOMBUS INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECT
The paper presents the methodology and the results of the educational and artistic research project FreedomBus conducted in Poland and Germany in 2016. The paper attempts to investigate the project as an educational action and also as a quest for the European Identity (as opposed to unconditional tribute to the united Europe). It seeks to understand the common creation and experience while reaching solutions individually as a way to pass on ideas and values. It is an inquiry into the art as a public enterprise and the artist identity in this context. The FreedomBus project was observed by a team of sociologists called Moving.Lab, who employed ethno- and auto-ethnographic methods to analyze the participation and the artistic output of the participants from several European countries who traveled through central Europe sketching and exhibiting their works instantly created in sketchbooks and boxes provided by the project organizers. The paper is meant as an experimental commentary on the otherwise hermetic yet vibrant art project.