The Master Institute encourages and supports students in their research and learning trajectories. We encourage a learning that transforms frames of reference -sets of fixed assumptions and expectations- to make students more inclusive, open, reflective, and emotionally able to change. The interdisciplinary is encouraged in the programme. Growth and discovery often happens when different practices and types of knowledge challenge us. Our learning community is intercultural; students from different backgrounds bring different perspectives on political and artistic positions. We embrace plurality. The Institute offers a lively environment for research in the specific fields of the programmes and in research groups initiated by tutors and research professors. Self-steering and self-organization are key. We are committed to allow students to grow into professionals that are able to shape their practice intentionally, strategically and ethically.
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The Master Institute is located in the south of the Netherlands in the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Situated in the heart of Europe and European art and design, the institute offers a broad perspective on theory and practice and allows for a lively international exchange. Our modern, 24/7 facilities and open studio concept create a fertile environment in which a rich, multidisciplinary practice can grow.
Armen Avanessian & Suhail Malik eds., The Time Complex. Post Contemporary (NAME Publications, 2016)