The Maastricht Experimental Research in and through the Arts Network (MERIAN) has launched her website: www.merianmaastricht.nl
MERIAN is an environment in which selected PhD candidates from all artistic and academic disciplines can pursue Maastricht-style artistic research. They engage in innovative styles of research, utilizing the powers and fragilities of artistic and scientific practices. MERIAN is a collaboration between arts education at Zuyd Hogeschool, Maastricht University and the Jan van Eyck Academie.
The new website, www.merianmaastricht.nl, provides further information on the MERIAN network, the different partner institutes as well as news and events related to artistic research and art and science collaborations. Also, look here to find out more about the different research projects within MERIAN, including the research by its current PhD candidates, can find further information.
Future projects for the website include a space of reflection on collaboration between art and academia, as well as what it means to use the name of Maria Sybilla Merian. Two students from UCM, Olivia Garfitt Christensen and Alice Jourdain are currently following an applied research internship within MERIAN exploring what the sociopolitical implications of having MERIAN as an arts education institution name are. Their findings will be shared on the website.
For further information about MERIAN, please visit www.merianmaastricht.nl