Centre for Applied Research of the Faculty on Digital Media & Creative Industries

Sabine Niederer Appointed Programme Manager for ARIAS

1 Jan 2021 17:40

Sabine Niederer, professor of the Visual Methodologies Collective is the new ARIAS programme manager from 01 January 2021. She is appointed for one day a week, along side her lecturer position at the AUAS.

“Since the foundation of ARIAS I have been actively involved and very enthusiastic about the platform and the activities that are being undertaken to shape the collaboration. I look forward to being able to give further direction to this in a new role in the new year. ” (Niederer, 2020).

As a professor of the Visual Methodologies Collective , her specialised perspectives on visual research approaches to the study of contemporary issues fit together nicely with the ARIAS way of thinking. Her background in art history, new media research, and curation of exhibitions, publications, and events on digital culture bring value to the role. She has been an active participant of ARIAS since its inception, and recently presented her research on ‘climate future imaginaries’ in the AI & Arts programme held at the Sandberg Insituut in Feb 20’, and Butchers Tears Nov 20’.

ARIAS: Platform for Research Through the Arts and Sciences encourages scientific and artistic research to meet in collaborative projects. This hybrid form of research nurtures transdisciplinary collaborations and experimentation with innovative methodologies, and co-develops the supportive structures needed for such hybrid forms of research that make alternative perspectives on today’s complex issues possible.

The ARIAS umbrella theme: In the Art of Listening to the Matter, focuses on three (though not limited to) areas of common interests across the universities and their researchers. Which are, health and care enequities, artificial intelligence and listening and issues surrounding knowledge circulation. ARIAS brings together small meetings and working groups in these areas. The umbrella theme offers a framework for researchers joining these working groups to think about how to direct their attention in research differently, for example, through a more sustainable lens.

Frank Kresin, Dean of FDMCI writers: “ARIAS brings art and science together in an exciting and very relevant way. Sabine has a heart for both; enormous motivation and a strong ability to connect. This makes her the perfect person to take ARIAS to the next phase.”

ARIAS was founded in 2016 by Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), University of Amsterdam (UvA), Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK), VU Amsterdam (VU), and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (GRA). The research groups involved from the AUAS include, Visual Methodologies Collective, Institute of Network Cultures, Play and Civic Media and Fashion Research and Technology.

For more information, visit the ARIAS website or contact Sabine Niederer directly.

*Sandberg Insituut in februari 2020, en Butchers Tears November 2020*