Project Participants

Artistic practice and systems change



The purpose of this PhD project will be to realise a set of new activities and projects in relation to Primer, a platform for artistic and organizational development, housed in the context of Aquaporin, a global biotechnology company.The main objective is to explore and consolidate the purposes, functions and activities of an art-based research and development department, both as integral to and autonomous from Aquaporin. The main deliveries are Primer, the platform, and a thesis.The core questions explored are:What might be the roles, functions and activities of an art-based research and development department,housed in a research-driven technology company?What might result if we renew relations between artistic, scientific, technological and business practices?What does impact look like to unfolding cultural interventions in technology development? The question is not how we achieve a specific set of impacts, but what are the emerging impacts?


Private (National)


Novo Nordisk Fonden

Collaborative partners:

Aquaporin A/S, Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Billedkunstskolerne



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