University of Gothenburg

Jan Boelen: A school of schools

Talk 22/11 12:00-13:00

Venue: HDK

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Lunchtime Talk
Wednesday 22nd, 12:00
Language: English

Jan Boelen has been invited as a guest of the Iaspis, Swedish Arts Grants visiting experts programme and will give a lunchtime lecture on the role of education and research with cultural spaces and his forthcoming role as curator of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial.

Jan Boelen is the current artistic director of Z33 House for Contemporary Art in Hasselt, Belgium, artistic director of Atelier LUMA, an experimental laboratory for design in Arles, France, and curator of the forthcoming 4th Istanbul Design Biennial (22 Sep–4 Nov 2018) in Istanbul, Turkey. He also holds the position of the head of the Master department Social Design at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Under Jan’s directorship the Z33 House for Contemporary Art has become a unique laboratory for experiment and innovation with cutting-edge exhibitions of contemporary art and design. With Z33 Research, design and art research studios established in 2013, Jan has transformed Z33 from exhibition-based to a research and education based institution.



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