Students’ Stories: Guido Scholten on the prints of the Master of the Amsterdam Cabinet

Written by Guido Scholten Next to working as a student assistant at the VU Art & Culture department, and to being a student in the MA specialization ‘Kunst, Markt, en Connaisseurship’, in the past months I did an internship at the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History in The Hague.During this internship I was… Read More Students’ Stories: Guido Scholten on the prints of the Master of the Amsterdam Cabinet

A profound historical understanding of design – a tribute to Marjan Groot

Written by Javier Gimeno-Martinez Design is easily connected to modernity with canonical histories of design starting with the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. However, more recent accounts question this starting point. They reckon the divide between design and the decorative arts as artificial and relativize the importance of the Industrial Revolution in the conceptualization… Read More A profound historical understanding of design – a tribute to Marjan Groot

Tips for Binge-Watching During a National Lockdown

This text by Maja Klaassens was written for Sven Lütticken’s MA seminar Art Criticism, for which students normally write a series of exhibition reviews. The Corona Crisis necessitated a rethink, and in this short essay, Maja reflects on culture, criticism and political mobilization under Covid-19 and beyond. Tips for Binge-Watching During a National Lockdown Written… Read More Tips for Binge-Watching During a National Lockdown

Nooit gebouwd Den Haag: een verzameling mooie prenten

Geschreven door Kaj van Boheemen Je legt net een laatste hand aan een tekening van een nieuw ontwerp, wanneer je gebeld wordt door je opdrachtgever: de investeerder heeft zich teruggetrokken en het project kan, helaas, niet doorgaan. Als architect is het een bekend tafereel. Meters schetsrol verdwijnen in de lade en de zorgvuldig bijgehouden projectmap… Read More Nooit gebouwd Den Haag: een verzameling mooie prenten

The future as deep history – What cultural heritage and nuclear waste have in common

Written by Marilena Mela The idea for this blog came during a visit to the facilities of COVRA, the Dutch radioactive waste management company, organized by the Environmental Humanities Centre of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam [1].  (Picture: the author) What do the practices of heritage management and nuclear waste management have in common? Why does a heavily… Read More The future as deep history – What cultural heritage and nuclear waste have in common

Students’ Stories: Tamara Klopper on an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Bags Amsterdam

Written by Tamara Klopper As a Master’s student Arts & Culture, specialization Design Cultures, I am completing a research project on an upcoming exhibition at The Museum of Bags Amsterdam. This small museum houses in a historical canal house originally built as a residence. That is why you experience a personal atmosphere when walking around… Read More Students’ Stories: Tamara Klopper on an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Bags Amsterdam

Students’ Stories: Laura Köpping on the exhibition Cabinet of Wonder

Written by Laura Köpping, student MKDA This past summer I had the pleasure of doing an internship in the department of Academic Heritage of the VU library. Under the guidance of Liselotte Neervoort I collaborated with other students, artists and curators on making the exhibition Cabinet of Wonder. The aim of the exhibition is to… Read More Students’ Stories: Laura Köpping on the exhibition Cabinet of Wonder

RE-source Collective shows ‘design research’

Festive Opening of the exhibition RE-SOURCE during the Dutch Design Week (19-27 October 2019) in Eindhoven, written by prof. dr. Ginette Verstraete During Dutch Design Week RE-source, the winner of the Dutch Design Award 2019, will show an interactive installation on urban waste streams. RE-source is a NWO-SIA collaboration between Design Academy Eindhoven / Lectoraat… Read More RE-source Collective shows ‘design research’