During this annual event, the lectorates of Caradt’s research groups present their research. The day-long programme of lectures and workshops is organised for students of St. Joost School of Art, Design & Technology and the Communication & Multimedia Design programme at Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda and Den Bosch. Studium Generale has been organised by Caradt since 2017. The programme is structured in such a way that students are introduced to the research that is carried out at Caradt in an active and investigative way.
Edition 2017: Into the Wild
During the first edition in 2017, entitled Into the Wild, students together with artists, designers and tutors explored how the context of an academy both imposes limitations and offers opportunities to give meaning to the world outside the academy walls. In interdisciplinary groups, students went on field research or learned from professionals about how they work ‘in the wild’.
Edition 2018: The Defiant Maker
In 2018, during the second edition The Defiant Maker, we explored the question of how defiant designers could be more than hip decorators or clever ‘solution monkeys’. And how defiant artists can play a significant role outside their familiar realm of cultural presentation platforms.
Edition 2019: Out of Order
During the third edition of Studium Generale in 2019, Out of Order, the order of things was critically challenged by speakers and workshop leaders. By critically questioning the ‘natural order’ of things, in what ways do / can art and design play an important role in the development of society?