Transdisciplinary Aesthetics Foundation

25 Sutton Place South, New York, New York 10022
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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.