1. PhDArts

    PhDArts offers an international, high-level doctorate in art and design. The PhDArts research trajectory consists of two elements: individual research and participation in the doctoral study programme. An appropriate team of supervisors is sought for each doctoral student. The doctoral study programme, which consists of lectures, seminars, trainings, and workshops, is an essential part of the research environment in which the student undertakes his or her research.

  2. Dissertations

    1. All dissertations

    An archive of dissertations and artistic outcomes of PhD projects and interviews with PhDArts doctors.

  3. News

    1. All news
      1. Kickoff Critical Making research project
      2. The newly launched NWO funded research project ‘Bridging art, design and technology through Critical Making’ aims to interrogate Critical Making by experimentally applying it to a broad range of artistic practices. 

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      1. Public Defense Writing Performance
      2. On 24 October 2017 the public defense by visual artist Lilo Nein of the research project entitled WRITING PERFORMANCE takes place in two stages. On 24 October at 11.30 Nein will publicly elucidate her artistic work in the exhibition WRITING PERFORMANCE EXHIBITION 3 at the Gallery of the Royal Academy of Art The Hague. At 15.00 Nein will defend her dissertation in the Senate Chamber of Leiden University. She thereby obtains the doctoral degree.

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      1. Critical Making Project
      2. The Dutch research council NWO has awarded a grant to a consortium headed by Prof. Dr. Janneke Wesseling (Leiden University) as main applicant and Dr. Florian Cramer (Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences) as co-applicant for their project ‘Bridging art, design and technology through Critical Making’. Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, Waag Society in Amsterdam and West Den Haag are involved as consortium partners. 

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  4. Programme

      1. PhDArts Fall Programme 2017
      2. 21 September – 8 December 2017
      3. This semester, the PhDArts doctoral study programme will consist of lectures and workshops by PhDArts staff and invited guests, as well as presentations by doctoral students of their individual research projects. Among the guest speakers are: Erik Viskil, researcher, writer and advisor to cultural institutions; Scott Lash, professor of sociology and cultural studies at Goldsmiths, University, of London; Frans-Willem Korsten, professor in Literature and Society at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and associate professor in Film and Literary Studies at Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.
        Only for PhDArts students.

      4. Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL)
  5. Individual projects

    1. All individual projects
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      2. Hack night. Self-driving toy car I & II
      3. 23 November – 14 December 2017
      4. Anja Groten hosts a workshop series around the development of the self driving car together with her collective Hackers & Design and Waag Society.

      5. NL, Amsterdam
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      2. Ebifananyi
      3. 27 October 2017 – 18 February 2018
      4. In a large exihibition at FOMU Andrea Stultiens exhibits all the photography collections and visual material upon which the eight publications entitled ‘Ebifananyi’ are based. The publications form the core of her PhD.

      5. FOMU, Antwerp (BE)
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  6. Admission

    The yearly application deadlines for PhDArts are 1 April and 1 October. Accepted applicants can join the programme in September or January of each year.

  7. Contact

    PhDArts c/o Suzanne Knip-Mooij
    Prinsessegracht 4
    2514 AN Den Haag
    The Netherlands
    Phone: +31 (0)70 315 47 55
    Email: info@phdarts.eu


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