The Professorship for Art education as Critical Tactics (AeCT) at ArtEZ University of the Arts, is invested in creating new futures of learning by producing research-driven critical tactics to shape the responsibility, infrastructure, and practice of art and art education in the time of uncertain futures.
This vision is informed by 3 critical provocations to the future of art education in the context of changing forms, formats and functions of learning.
AeCT Professorship takes on 4 missions in the service of this vision:
Dr Jeroen Lutters is a professor of Arts and Cultural Education at ArtEZ. He is also an honorary professor of didactics and content of the art courses at Windesheim University of Applied Arts, visiting professor at No School (Cibap + St Lucas) and guest curator at Museum Jan Cunen. Jeroen Lutters gained a PhD in Art-Based Learning (ABL) as a method under art and culture analyst Mieke Bal. He took part in the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA) and managed successful long-term research projects relating to culture education as D21: school designs in the 21st century (2016) [schoolontwerpen in de 21e eeuw].
Jeroen Lutters is the author of: In de schaduw van het kunstwerk [In the shadow of the artwork]: Art Based Learning in praktijk (Art-Based Learning in practice) (2012) en Sprekende objecten (Speaking objects): studies in Art-Based Learning (2015), Ema: Nude on a Staircase: Studies in Art-Based Learning (2017), The Trade of the Teacher. Visual Thinking with Mieke Bal (2018) and his latest book Cy Twombly's Quattro Stagioni - Studies in Art-Based Learning (ArtEZ Press, 2018) and In the Shadow of the Art Work: Art-Based Learning in Practice (Valiz, 2019).
Jeroen Lutters is the (co-)designer of: the ArtEZ International Research school (AIR), the Master Artist Educator (MAE), the minor Liberal Arts (MLA) and the Art-Based Learning Centre (ABLC). He is a member of various advisory boards, including the Bildung Academie (university education), Hogeschool Archimedes (higher professional education), the Cibap (senior secondary vocational education) and the culture profile schools (primary and secondary education). He is a highly sought after speaker in the area of Art-Based Research and Learning both in the Netherlands and abroad.
Please see the Dutch version for the lecture calendar
The AeCT research group works closely together with an extensive knowledge circle. Véronique Steenmetser manages the AeCT office.
The professorship also comprises a large network of freelance researchers and designers active in various segments and works closely with the Fine Art and Design, Dance, Theatre and Music in Education programmes at ArtEZ University of the Arts. The professorship also works with external local, regional, national partners, as well as international partners specialised in the area of arts and cultural education.