How can we create a future that is another kind of world, one we would like to live in? At St. Joost School of Art & Design and the Master Institute of Visual Cultures, students are empowered to contribute to changing the complex and interconnected world that we live in.
We have initiated detrimental and dangerous changes to the delicate balance of earth’s ecology through the capitalist extraction of resources, toxic waste dumping and unmitigated carbon emissions freely flowing into our atmosphere, with catastrophic consequences for all life in our natural world. Our systems of governance and thinking are geared to the short term, with relinquished moral and ethical responsibility for the long-term protection and care of our planet. There is an urgent requisite for changes of governance, economy and education to curb the dangerous threat to our common future, both social and environmental. Our economy, consumption habits, continued colonization, governance and distribution of wealth and the practice of democracy need to transform if we are to honour our responsibility as the care takers of this beautiful world for future generations to come.
Master Institute of Visual Cultures Graduates:
- Mohammad Abou Chair, The story of an olive tree in a whirlpool - Situated Design Graduate 2022
- Pauline Berger, Herd/Arting - Visual Arts & Post Contemporary Practice Graduate 2022
- Michaela Davidova, Constructed Wetlands & Deconstructed Borders - Ecology Futures Graduate 2022
St. Joost School of Art & Design Graduates:
- Stijn Terpstra, Through the Opera Glass - Photography, Film & Digital Graduate 2022
- Loes Coolen, A Quiet Life - Photography, Film & Digital Graduate 2022
To learn more about the graduates' work, visit nowshow.nl (BA) and thecurrent.is (MA).