Public Research starts from the premise that society is a research community. Public Research is fundamentally interdisciplinary, as it conducts research with heterogenous and phenomenon-specific communities. In each case, it is not the maters of fact of scientists, nor the maters of interest of industry, but rather the maters of concern of citizens that are articulated through collaborative research.
The Public Research method takes society as the starting point for creative and artistic research and proposes the social world of citizens, and the resulting issues at the center. That every citizen is a potential co-researcher, has consequences for the approach and outcomes and gives it a distinctive position compared to academic and commercial research.