Over the next several years, researchers, fellows, and guests of the CPT will engage in diverse forms of research-creation centered on techniques that are relevant to addressing the various crises now racking the planet: financial, climactic, spiritual, infrastructural, racial, geopolitical. To facilitate the exchange of ideas and practices, the center will devote an entire calendar year to a single technique (in alphabetical order): Animating (2019), Bordering (2020), Cannibalizing (2021).

Three interconnected nodes of experimental research structure the center’s inquiry: a speaker series that brings scholars, scientists, artists, designers, and activists to present their work to the CPT and ASU community; a fellowship program that supports faculty and graduate student research; and a peer-refereed publication, Techniques Journal, that publishes scholarly, artistic, and creative investigations.