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Introducing Michel van Dartel as the new figurehead at Route Kunst

Image: Michiel Walrave

Janneke Wesseling, who will soon retire, recently resigned from her duties as figurehead at Route Kunst. She was wholeheartedly supported by the Route Kunst steering committee in the proposal of Michel van Dartel as her successor.

Van Dartel is director of V2_Lab, a platform for art and media technology in Rotterdam, and lecturer at Avans Centre of Applied Research for Art, Design and Technology.

‘I experience the confidence that the route instills in me as an enormous stimulus, also for the work that I do as a director and lecturer’ says Van Dartel.

In this articlearrow he explains more about his work and his ambitions for Route Kunst.


Image: Michiel Walrave

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NWO offers an online workshop, ‘Creative Concepts’, on 17 February

The ‘Creative Concepts’ workshop is organized on the occasion of the publication of Critical Concepts for the Creative Humanities by Iris van der Tuin and Nanna Verhoeff. The workshop is offered by NWO and will be held on 17 February 2022 2-5.15 pm.

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Situated Design Methods

This research project focuses on innovation in the design education of the New Design & Attitudes programme of St. Joost Academy of Art & Design. 

Presentatie ontwerpresultaten wijk Boschveld in ’s-Hertogenbosch. © Cindy van Ree
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‘People are the product of their relationships with their environment. It’s important to understand how technological developments influence these relationships.’

Michel van Dartel is Research Professor Situated Art and Design at the Avans Centre of Applied Research for Art, Design and Technology (Caradt) and Director of V2_Lab for the Unstable Media.

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Research Group: Situated Art and Design

Living in cities developed around data and acting within the inscrutable structure of our techno-society demands art and design that can help understand how we relate to these rapidly changing surroundings and to reflect on that relationship. The research group Situated Art and Design responds to this exigency by fostering a situated turn in art and design through a diverse portfolio of interdisciplinary research projects in partnership with academic and cultural partners, as well as with government and industry.

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