This article reflects stories between us, four academics working in the fields of crafts and dance education. The unexpected encounters of our worlds and thoughts have given birth to these shared lines of inquiry. We fumble towards collaborative and embodied practices within academia. Drawing from some of the principles and ideas of the late 20th century French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, our collaboration has moved us to consider the indeterminate and continually shifting, nomadic process of not-knowing in the midst of sometimes striated academic (writing and presenting) practices. We have approached this process by putting into play simultaneously our multiple experiences, accounts, stories on be(com)ing academics in crafts and dance education. These fold in and back on one another and ripple into diverse (theoretical) discourses as well as (scholarly and artistic) practices. This, we believe, disrupts the comfortable, taken-for-granted (striated) academic spaces of reading, thinking, and knowing.
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