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‘Bit by bit, or not at all’ is approved as an NWA Art Route Small Project

‘Bit by bit, or not at all’, a three-part project proposed to the Small Projects grant scheme at the NWA (art route), has been granted funding by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).

In April 2022 an online meeting with potential collaborators was hosted by new art route figurehead Michel van Dartel and an external advisor. The three sub-projects were selected after this meeting. The aim of ‘Bit by bit, or not at all’ is to demonstrate the value of ‘art as an alternative form of knowledge production’ for shaping a sustainable future in the face of the climate crisis. The central project institution is Caradt at Avans, and the coordinators of the three sub-projects are ArtEZ University of the Arts, Leiden University, and Gerrit Rietveld Academy.

Michel van Dartel, Research Professor in Caradt’s Situated Art and Design research group, is lead applicant on ‘Bit by bit, or not at all’, and also the new figurehead at the NWA’s art route.

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For project updates, follow the hashtags #BitByBit and #RouteKunstNWA on social media.

Image caption: Working visit Polyphonic Landscapes, Amstelpark December 2022

‘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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