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Ecology Futures


Locally grounded international community in the south of the Netherlands
2 year, Full-time interdisciplinary research pathway
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Ecology Futures


This highly ambitious and versatile Masters programme is in a stage of development and growth, where there is an emphasis on interdisciplinarity and collaboration within our existing courses. Design practice and theory are co-taught, encouraging dialogue in relation to current social issues and civic urgencies that are relevant today, where the role of design is valued as a key tool for social change. We are committed to supporting ambitious and diverse context specific and situated research approaches.

The master's programme Ecology Futures focusses on how art and design can help define and change the narrative around today's anthropocentric worldview. Through artistic research rooted in scientific methodologies, students will be challenged to develop their own position, both theoretical and practical. Linked to the new Material Incubator lab space, students will be encouraged to explore and engage with the biological world as a way to express concepts, directly incorporating living matter into their work. Together we will envision all kinds of different ecological futures, developing critical work about our position as humans in relation to all other living and non-living entities, aiming to achieve a radical shift in perception on society today. The programmed is led by core tutor, Xandra van der Eijk. 

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Xandra van der Eijk

Xandra van der Eijk

Core tutor in Ecology Futures

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Programme Overview


Programme Specification

Duration of study: 24 months (4 semesters)
Mode of study: Full time
Award: Master of Fine Art and Design
Credits: 120
Awarding institution: Avans University of Applied Sciences
Board of studies: St. Joost School of Fine Art and Desig

Admissions


Admissions

We invite a broad range of visual artists and designers with future and bio-based ambitions to explore and develop their research and practice that engages with a radical shift in society.

The programme is open to Bachelor graduates and practicing professionals in art and design, and in some cases applicants from other disciplines and backgrounds. Admission requirements include a portfolio, artistic statement and research proposal.

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