Knowledge, Art and Change in Response to Human Crisis Graduate School, Gadjah Mada University, 26-27 October 2016 The connections between Knowledge, Art and Change may seem self-evident. Many assume that knowledge and art are forces for change in and of themselves and, indeed, any revolutionary changes throughout the history of humankind have been driven by scientific inventions. Human creativity in the arts often inspires knowledge and thus leads to changes in the social and economic order. Dance, song music instrument and even culinary, for example, reflect unique ways of the life of many communities. But the relationships among knowledge, art, and change are often ambiguous in origin or direction. On one side, knowledge and art can become the subjects or driving forces for changes in the ways human societies produce or consume food, establish security, solve limitations in movement, and reestablish boundaries as well as patterns of relationship between “ourselves” and “others.”On the other, knowledge and art may also be produced as instruments to maintain the status quo or prevent undesired changes as much as the means to promote desired transformation. Despite this seemingly natural connection, gaps between the world of knowledge and art on one side and the practical world on the other side are often unclear. Policies are often not informed by credible research findings; scholars and artists often do not define the relevance of their work to practical demands. We convene this conference in the conviction that creative cooperation across fields, disciplines, and contexts can lead to new insights for all. This conference invites papers which demonstrate (potential) contributions towards the objective of change in its broader scope including alleviating poverty, conserving the environment, resolving conflict, eliminating diseases, and building a more just and equal society. We are looking for studies in social and scientific disciplines which offer insight into what it is that allows knowledge and art to affect(and effect) change in diverse contexts, explore the contestation between knowledge and the policy making and development sectors, and show what can be done to bridge the gaps between them. We invite papers which address aspects of the dialectical relationship between knowledge and art and change.