The ArtEZ Graduate School is an experimental, dedisciplined, and collaborative collective shaped by knowledge and research that examines the forms, formats, and function of design and arts practices. We are driven by fundamental questions related to societal, economic, political, environmental or scientific challenges.
We see it as our task to ask and reframe tough questions, by confronting, provoking and rethinking the current state of the society. We are critical and creative. Through Artistic Research we want to offer new perspectives on the major challenges of our society that can give rise to alternative future scenarios and action perspectives.
Our research, our way of thinking and doing can create chaos and confusion by unexpected experiments, radically different future visions and creative interventions. At the same time, we mobilize the seemingly immobile, and imagine and create the seemingly unimaginable – a permanent flow of new and diverse thinking.
The Graduate School views itself as the catalyst and contributes to the development of the student - who then acts as a Change Agent in society.
We have a high level of ambition. We want to contribute to inclusive and resilient future societies through our research. This ambition is integrated into the MA/BA programs.
To support this high level of ambition, a brilliant team of scientists has been set up, all of whom work as an agent of change: Prof. dr. Nishant Shah (Dean), Prof. dr. Danielle Bruggeman, Prof. dr. Jeroen Lutters, Prof. dr. Peter Sonderen, Prof. dr. Jeroen van den Eijnde and Prof. Artur Jaschke. In addition, we have a large number of senior fellow researchers.
SHOW DON’T TELL
On the 30th of November we show the power of Artistic Research. In this case, we show what Artistic Research can contribute to the issues of Food. What are the technological and ethical questions of abundance, how can we feed the world in 2050? How do we get from more to different food? From animal protein to plant-based protein?
Food is the main theme and Artistic Research is the vehicle to offer new perspectives on the major challenges within this theme that may give rise to alternative future scenarios and action perspectives.