The Transdisciplinary Aesthetics Foundation (TAF) was established in September 2014 to explore, cultivate, and sustain transdisciplinary research in aesthetics (critical thinking about art, culture, design, nature, and beyond) and to educate the general public as well as members of the academic community and art world about the importance and relevance of this research. The emphasis is on “transdisciplinary” aesthetics because, although aesthetics is part of philosophy, it is also practiced in many other disciplines, in the arts, and in the public (e.g., in the law). Just as art is no longer confined to the museum, even while museums have grown in architectural scale and cultural significance, aesthetics has expanded beyond philosophy and has recuperated its broader ties to sensation or sensibility integrated into everyday life, politics, and society at large.

Activities of the Foundation may include: organizing or financially supporting symposia, exhibitions, or the like devoted to transdisciplinary aesthetics; publishing (in print, online, or otherwise) some of the results of the symposia, exhibitions, or the like; or financially supporting students, artists, researchers, or the like participating in the above activities in transdisciplinary aesthetics.

TAF is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3)[tax-exempt], private foundation.

For more information about the past and upcoming Questioning Symposium series, please click on the SYMPOSIA, PROGRAMS, or VIDEOS tabs.