Anne Nigten appointed quartermaster Center of Expertise Art Education

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The Executive Board of the Amsterdam School of the Arts (AHK) has appointed Anne Nigten as quartermaster for the new multidisciplinary Center of Expertise in Art Education. Anne Nigten is a highly experienced researcher and creative entrepreneur, specialized in art science. Within the AHK, she will pave the way for a new Center of Expertise Art Education, a dynamic, experimental research network in which pupils, young people, students and teachers, (art) institutions, schools and companies work together.

The Center of Expertise in Arts Education
A Center of Expertise will be set up on the Marineterrein with the aim of innovating the arts education field around interdisciplinary themes. The Center wants to make a demonstrable contribution to the acceleration of the answering of educational issues around the themes of art, science and technology and social engagement. The core of the Center will be formed by the Arts Education lectorate, the Education lectors platform at the intersection of art, science and technology, the AHK master's degree in art education and ArtechLAB.

Anne Nigten
Anne Nigten is a creative entrepreneur and researcher. She is the initiator and director of The Patching Zone, a transdisciplinary media laboratory. In the recent summer semester she was visiting professor at the Art & Design University Linz, Interface Cultures Master Program (AT). In recent years she has been a guest researcher and lecturer at HKU, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and Hanze University of Applied Sciences. Prior to this, she was director of V2_Lab, the aRt & D department of V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media in Rotterdam. She is a consultant for various educational and cultural organizations in the Netherlands and abroad, and has organized various symposia, workshops and events on art, technology and sustainability. She is a board member of ISEA international, an international non-profit organization promoting interdisciplinary academic discourse in the arts, science and technology. Anne Nigten holds a PhD from Smartlab, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (UK), and regularly publishes on (social) innovation as a result of collaboration between art, design, technology and science.

Bert Verveld, chairman of the Executive Board, about the appointment of Anne Nigten: “The AHK has the ambition to set up a center of expertise with partners from education, the arts, sciences and business. Anne Nigten will help the two art education professors to further shape this, based on what has already been achieved. She has an impressive track record in art science, social issues and research. We believe that with her knowledge, skills and personality she will be of great value to the AHK in the process leading to the establishment of this Center of Expertise. ”

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