Under Construction

I’m a critical media practitioner/researcher/educator*. I have given myself a little break from extensive storytelling, but here’s a quick run-through of the things I currently dedicate my time to. If you want to know more, do get in touch

I’m editing the Critical Maker’s Reader (working title) together with Letizia Chiappini, which will be published by the Institute of Network Cultures late 2019. I work with students on related practices and topics in the interdisciplinary undergraduate semester course Makers Lab: Making as Research at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, which I developed with Shirley Niemans.

I’m co-founder of The Body Recovery Unit, an arts-based feminist research group that works with healthcare practitioners, activists and community groups in London to look at the ways in which logics and demands of data-driven health care reform impact the body, everyday practices and relationships on UK maternity wards.

I recently joined Hackers & Designers: an initiative that attempts to break down the barriers between the two fields by enforcing a common vocabulary through education, hacks and collaboration.

And lastly and fondly: I’m involved in a variety of projects with my close colleagues and collaborators (who also work with me on the projects mentioned above!) at my work home: the Visual Methodologies Collective at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. A research group headed by dr. Sabine Niederer, that is dedicated to the study and production of visual materials and formats for applied and collaborative research.

See you around, I’m sure.

Loes

*Hard facts about me here.
**The image: a manifesto written and designed by students of the Makers Lab (2018)