|Research domain Research in the Arts
Researcher/Lector: Henk Borgdorff
Henk Borgdorff is Professor in Research in the Arts at the University of the Arts, The Hague. From 1 September 2010 he combines this position with a Visiting Professorship at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
In both positions he will focus on the political and theoretical rationale of ‘artistic research’. In this emerging research field the practice of the arts (creating, designing, composing, performing) is central to the research process and art practices and products (images, compositions, installations, performances etc.) form partly the outcome of the research.
In The Hague Borgdorff is one of the project leaders of the project ‘The Artistic Research Catalogue’. In this project – funded by SIA-RAAK - 19 national and international partners (among them Van Abbemuseum, Rietveld Academy and Royal College of Art, London) are building a digital platform for the world wide documentation, exposition and distribution of research by artists.
On behalf of The Hague he supports the international Society for Artistic research - co-founded by him in Mach 2010; he will work as editor of the Journal for Artistic Research; and he will chair the ‘Validation’ working group of the Erasmus academic network SHARE (tba), aiming to strengthen the third cycle in arts education in Europe. Borgdorff is a member of the Strategic Working Group on Research of the The Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (HBO-raad).
Henk Borgdorff will occasionally give seminars in the doctoral programmes DocArtes (music) and PhDArts (fine arts and design) and in the master programme Artistic Research.