Maastricht Experimental Research In and through the Arts Network

MERIAN invites established artists and academics to engage in collaborative research in between making and thinking.

MERIAN Maastricht

MERIAN is a space for collaborative research in between making and thinking. PhD candidates engage in innovative styles of research, utilizing the powers and fragilities of artistic and scientific practices. Their research addresses urgent matters of societal concern apparent in the Meuse-Rhine Euregion. This collaboration between Maastricht University, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and the Jan van Eyck Academie – department of Research & Education, builds on existing expertise from the research, arts and higher education networks in Maastricht.

MERIAN currently has two candidates: Marlies Vermeulen and Antye Guenther. Vermeulen’s research focuses on the place of place in daily life and on maps and secondly the consequences of using maps as research instruments, and Guenther’s research focuses on biopolitics of neuroscientific imagery and imaginaries. For more information about the individual research, please visit our Research section.

Latest news

2 June 2022 in News

Partners of the Maastricht Experimental Research in and through the Arts Network (MERIAN) have signed the collaboration agreement

On 24 May 2022, MERIAN hosted a launch event at the Jan van Eyck Academie to mark the official start of the network as well as for the partners to…
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21 February 2022 in News

MERIAN in the Press – Observant

MERIAN was featured in an article on UM's independent newspaper Observant.For the article, Maurice Timmermans from Observant, spoke with members of the steering committee as well as with PhD candidate Marlies…
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14 December 2021 in News, Research

Antye Guenther releases Supercomputer vinyl publication

The supercomputer vinyl publication THE BEHEADING OF THE FRUIT FLY (How will I know if you are truly a sentient being?) is released and out at last! Many thanks to…
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