Call for applications 2017–18 and Agents in the Anthropocene Symposium

Symposium: January 27–28, 2017
Application deadlines: March 1 and May 15

Piet Zwart Institute
Master Education in Arts
P.O. Box 1272
3000 BG Rotterdam
The Netherlands


Symposium Agents in the Anthropocene 
The Master of Education in Arts warmly welcomes you to the symposium Agents in the Anthropocene: Trans/disciplinary Practices in Art and Design Education Today, which takes place at the end of January 2017. With this symposium we intend to explore the role of the art and design fields as active agents within the discourse about the so-called “Anthropocene.” Special focus will be given to the notion of trans-disciplinary research—with its cross-pollination of art, science, design, media, ecology and different cultural disciplines—arising as part of the (critical) discussion about the Anthropocene.

Confirmed keynote speakers include: T.J. Demos (Professor History of Art and Visual Culture, UCLA, Santa Cruz; founding Director of the Center for Creative Ecologies); Alistair Fuad-Luke (educator, writer, activist, and Professor of Design Research at the Faculty of Design and Art, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano); Frauke Huber & Uwe H. Martin (artists, part of the collaborative art and research project World of Matter); and the artists Joshua Portway & Lise Autogena, among many others. In addition to keynote presentations, the symposium will include open call presentations (of exemplary practices and research from students, tutors, artists, designers, scientists, collectives and the like) and participatory brainstorming sessions.

Admission is free, but due to the limited number of available seats (80), registration is necessary. To register and for detailed information about the programme, please visit the symposium website.

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Open house
On Saturday February 11, the Piet Zwart Institute will organise its annual open house. See our website for more information about the location and time.

General information and contact
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