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Organizational Aesthetics announces calls for Special Issues on:

Transforming Organisational Performance: engaging personal and organisational change through performative, artful and embodied processes

Performing performance, embodying bodies, and bridging bridges: When workplace and theatre innovate together for organizational sustainability.

Reviewing London College of Communication’s response to the London Design Festival.

and Poetry for Organizing.

Organizational Aesthetics is about how the five senses and artistry inform business, non-profit, and government organizations. We mean for both terms, aesthetics and organizational, to be understood broadly to include a range of topics. Examples are the use of arts-based methods in organizations, theoretical accounts of aesthetic phenomena in organizations such as beautiful (or grotesque) leadership, and the art about/in/behind organizations. In fact, we hope that authors and artists will take us to places we haven’t even begun to describe here. The content of the journal is organized into four sections: Theory, Practice, Art, and Reviews.

Organizational Aesthetics is a publication of The Art of Management and Organization.

Current Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1 (2018)

Practice Article



Pleasure and academia? Really?
Tatiana Chemi

Pages: 21 to 23


“Learning is initiated by interest”
Rannveig Björk Thorkelsdóttir

Pages: 67 to 68



Chicks with Sticks: Becoming a Business School Guerrilla Knitter
Brigitte Biehl and Noelia-Sarah Reynolds

Pages: 1 to 10

Special Topic


Steven S. Taylor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Associate Editors

Ralph Bathurst, Massey University

Brigitte Biehl, SRH Hochschule der populären Künste hdpk

Harriet Shortt, Bristol Business School

Samantha Warren, Cardiff Business School

Martin Wood, University of Leicester Business School