Enrol now for the Create Space Minor
February – June 2020 at the Create Space Studio in Nijmegen
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A radical new approach to research
The Create Space Minor is an educational platform for a new and creative science that invites curious and creative students (BA & MA from ArtEZ & Radboud University) who aim to look beyond their traditional disciplines and engage with society.
Create Space offers you the space and opportunity to research, prototype and share your vision on possible futures. This will be driven by your own fundamental questions related to the societal, environmental or scientific challenges of our generation. Create Space has a biographical approach to research, which means that Create Space offers you a deeply personal learning experience. But by being part of a team, you will also learn to collaborate and you will be challenged to develop a new creative language that can be shared with not only people from within either university, but also with partners from outside the universities.
WHERE AND WHEN?
February 2020 – June 2020
Create Space Studio Nijmegen
3 minutes from Nijmegen Central Station
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Work in a transdisciplinary studio with artists and scientists from various disciplines, such as musicians, biologists, theatre makers, mathematicians, dancers, philosophers, linguists, geopoliticians and designers.
Embark together on an investigative process that combines theoretical knowledge and practice-based know-how in a collaborative research project.
Develop your research skills and generate a new creative language to prototype new possible futures.
You will work for a full semester (15 ECT) in an independent research studio outside of the RU and ArtEZ campuses. The minor will start with a full-time incentive week during which you will form a research group around fundamental questions you brought to the studio. After the incentive week, you will work part-time and start to research, create, and prototype new possible futures. During the minor, you will be guided by Leading Learners (experienced researchers from ArtEZ and the RU). These leading learners will visit the studio to share their work and experience, and to work with you on your research. In the full-time final week of the minor, all groups share their vision on possible futures with a broad audience of students, leading learners, the boards, but also the societal partners or other guests the participants wish to invite.
10th – 14th February
everyday from 09:30 – 17:00
At the Create Space Studio
17th of February – 5th of June
(16 weeks, part-time)
Collaborative sessions will be scheduled during the incentive week.
8th – 13th of June
Times to be announced
Presentation on Friday the 13th
About Create Space
We live in liquid and uncertain times. Our climate is changing, brain-computer interfaces will gain a significant impact on our lives in the next decades, and even our decision-making tools are in flux. At the same time, we find ourselves working in traditional research and education structures. Where artists and scientists work in different universities, and the knowledge they create is not equally valued.
In order to research the wicked problems our society faces today, we need to go from the differentiated sciences and arts to understanding the world as a whole. Create Space is an educational platform for a new and creative science that looks at research as a creative process, and arts as an equally valued way of knowledge building. Create Space gives its participants the possibility to prototype and research new possible futures, driven by personal and fundamental questions related to the all societal, environmental or scientific challenges of our generation. Participants are challenged to develop a new creative language that allows them to articulate and share possible futures with people from their universities, but also with societal partners. We aim to have an impact beyond our own studio with the research done at Create Space.
In March 2019, they organised the Create Space Spring School. An incentive week in a shared space outside of the RU and ArtEZ where students and teachers from both universities came together to create the programme for the Create Space Minor. This programme was further developed into the full 15 EC minor that will have its first run from February 2020 till June 2020.
Professor of the Professorship Art education as Critical Tactics (AeCT) at ArtEZ - Art Based Research and Learning
Professor Applied Philosophy – Ethics & Political Philosophy
Edwin van Meerkerk
Associate professor Radboud Institute for Culture and History - arts education and cultural policy, utopian and dystopian fiction.
Professor culture & history – Tourism, travel & text
Assistant Professor culture & history – relations between sound, physicality emotion and cognition. Double bass player.
Assistant Professor Radboudumc – Care-innovator, philosopher & neuro-biologists
Professor of Theory in the Arts, art historian and aesthetician. Fields of interest: The role of theory and research in the arts, New Materialism, relation between arts and sciences, concepts of time (in relation to the Arts), Non-urban art.
João da Silva
Senior research fellow at ArtEZ Graduate School. Fields of interest: Expanded Choreography, Improvisation, Embodiment, Artivism, and Process Philosophy.
PhD-candidate molecular physics - spectroscopy of cold molecules
Visual Artist and head of the iMAE Masters at ArtEZ. His work highlights the intrinsic connectivity between artistic thinking and conflict transformation..
Graphic design studio of Anne-Marie Geurink and Annelou van Griensven. Storytelling, Design Research, Design Methodology.
Jeroen van den Eijnde
Dr. Jeroen van den Eijnde was trained as product designer at ArtEZ University of the Arts and as design historian at Leiden University. He is specialized in theory and research in Dutch design education. In his current position as professor Product Design & Interior Architecture he initiates and coordinates different research and innovation projects for the ArtEZ research centre Future Makers which aims for sustainable and circular design.
Permanent Leading Learners (coaches)
Musictheatre maker, singer and teacher at the Musictheatre department of ArtEZ
Candidate "Innovation as learning" Radboud UMC
Tamara van Woezik
MA & MSc – Expert on learning theories