We would like to invite you to contribute to our first call for volteface.online - a contributor-led online forum dedicated to research methodologies of transdisciplinary practice. Based on the notion of the ouroboros; the lemniscate form of research-forming-research on an endless feedback loop, able to generate offshoots and wanderings. As the term volte-face suggests, to alter opinion, turning not necessarily away from something but rather toward what can be imagined, highlights the reflexivity and ever-shifting ideas of what a contributor-led curriculum can envision.


We are interested in the workings of your practice/approach and would very much like for you to consider submitting content for our first volume. We see your contributions taking any form (text/image/object/sound/moving-image/process that shows your approach, thinking and/or methodologies/questions) reflecting your response to the current theme.


Vol.1 is themeless. We see it as a starting point in order to generate responses and findings of disparate pairings. To be without a theme for Vol.1, volteface.online aims for this response/approach to prompt vulnerable and reflective redirections that are non-linear and non-hierarchical in their connections. Additionally, we hope for the content generated in Vol.1 to lead to volumes 2, 3, 4 and so forth.


Each volume’s set of responses will be housed on the website until the next themed volume is released, dovetailing into a knowledge pool that enables and shares varied knowledge sets. The cyclical nature of meaning-making is what generates both the content and the methodology of volteface.online  - something to craft, activate and shape over time, looking at the values/systems/cultural economy of knowledge production and exchange.

We look forward to your questions and interest in submitting.

We’d love for you to be involved.



volteface.online is a contributor-led online forum dedicated to research methodologies of transdisciplinary practice from varied knowledge sets and locales. Founded and edited by Johannesburg-based researchers,

Robyn Nesbitt and Sara-Aimee Verity.