To mark their ten-year anniversary, PhDArts organises a two-day conference and festival. PhDArts is an international doctorate programme in art and design, a collaboration between Leiden University Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague. The conference will comprise artistic presentations by researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines enrolled at 3rd level educational institutions across the country, as well as two keynote lectures on the topic of the conference, a concert, and artistic presentations by PhD candidates and alumni. With this conference, PhDArts aims to address ways to consolidate, sustain and nourish a research culture in the arts on a national level.
Marlies Vermeulen and Veerle Spronck represent the ‘Maastricht-style’ of artistic research. In their presentation ‘Tuning In, Mapping Out’, they will map the central characteristics of the typical Maastricht way of artistic-research-in-the-making, on the basis of their two research projects that are currently ongoing at the Research Centre Arts, Autonomy and the Public Sphere (Zuyd), and the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (UM). In her research, Marlies Vermeulen develops a new discipline called ‘cartopology’ that combines knowledges from architecture, anthropology and cartography. Veerle Spronck is part of a multi-disciplinary research team that examines and experiments symphonic orchestras and their audiences.
To attend this PhDArts Conference, you can register by filling out a form at the conference website. Due to limited seating, registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
About Marlies Vermeulen
Marlies Vermeulen is co-founder of the spatial-anthropological practice Dear Hunter in which she produces alternative maps and atlases through qualitative fieldwork. In her PhD, she reflects on her practice distilling a new discipline called ‘cartopology’ in collaboration with the Lectoraat Autonomie en Openbaarheid in de Kunsten at Hogeschool Zuyd, Maastricht University, and RWTH Aachen. Simultaneously, Marlies teaches ‘cartopology’ at the faculty of architecture of different universities.
About Veerle Spronck
Veerle Spronck works as PhD researcher in the NWO/SIA project Artful Participation: Doing Artistic Research with Symphonic Audiences, which is a collaboration between Maastricht University, Lectoraat Autonomie en Openbaarheid in de Kunsten at Hogeschool Zuyd and the South Netherlands Philharmonic. She conducts ethnographic research in the everyday practices of four symphonic orchestras in the Netherlands.
Image: ‘Score without Parts (40 drawings by Thoreau): Twelve Haiku’ (1978), John Cage