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

27 October 2022 in News, Partners

Research centre AOK changes name to: research centre What Art Knows

Research centre for Arts, Autonomy and the Public Sphere (known as AOK) will change its name from October 1st to: research centre What Art Knows. The new name refers to…
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7 September 2022 in News, Research

Veerle Spronck, researcher at MCICM, receives PhD

On 6 June 2022, Veerle Spronck successfully defended her PhD at the Aula of Maastricht University. Spronck’s research was part of the 2017-2021 NWO/SIA funded project ‘Artful Participation’ which was…
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21 June 2022 in Events, News

Ulrike Scholtes receives PhD

Ulrike Scholtes, PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam and our beloved team member of the research centre AOK, defended her PhD successfully on Monday, June 13 at the Agnietenkapel…
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