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Avans’ pioneering PD

Risk Hazekamp, of Caradt’s Biobased Art and Design research group, was one of the first eleven applicants to receive Regieorgaan SIA funding for a new Professional Doctorate programme. Their project is entitled Unlearning Photography: Listening to Cyanobacteria.

Avans conducted a series of enlightening interviews exploring the impact of the new programme on the university. They interviewed Risk to learn more about their project, and Professor Michel van Dartel, of Caradt’s Situated Art and Design research group, to explain the relevance of PD programmes. They also interviewed Jacomine Ravensbergen, Vicevoorzitter College van Bestuur, who offered a broader view of the programme’s impact on Avans as a whole.

A video (in Dutch) briefly and clearly sets out the research and educational benefits of this pioneering Professional Doctorate programme at Avans >

Unlearning Photography: Listening to Cyanobacteria

Risk Hazekamp, researcher from the Biobased Art and Design group has received funding from Regieorgaan SIA for their PD project – Unlearning Photography: Listening to Cyanobacteria.

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‘It is through the “not-knowing” that a stimulating and caring environment can be created to confidently share vulnerability.’

Risk Hazekamp is researcher within the Biobased Art and Design research group and tutor for the Art & Research study programme at St. Joost School of Art & Design. 

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Research Group: Biobased Art and Design

The research group Biobased Art and Design capitalises on the role of artistic practice in unlocking the unique potentials of living organisms for everyday materials and communicating these to a broader public. In doing so, the group aims to instigate and accelerate our widespread understanding, further development and usage of such materials. The group’s research approach encourages tangible interactions with the living organisms, such as algae, fungi, plants and bacteria, to explore and understand their unique qualities and constraints through diverse technical and creative methods taking artists, designers and scientists as equal and active partners in the material creation.

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