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NWO awards Smart Culture grants to Ann-Sophie Lehmann and Tamara Witschge

18 September 2019

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded Smart Culture grants to Prof. Dr Ann-Sophie Lehmann's project Curious Hands, and to Prof. Dr Tamara Witschge's Another thing you can do with documentaries.

Curious Hands

We think not with our minds alone, but also with our hands. Making makes hands smart, and smart hands in turn stimulate intellect, creativity, social cohesion, and sustainable thinking. But how exactly are hands taught through making? Curious hands researches making in practice and develops educational methods for curious hands.

The project will take place in collaboration with the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen.

Another thing you can do with documentaries

What societal role do documentary makers strive for, and how do they employ new recording and presentation technologies like Virtual Reality, 360-degree cameras and drones? Together with our partners, we conduct action research: we co-produce a documentary about the open city. We research changing working methods in how documentary makers represent complex societal issues.

This project will take place in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, VersPers Publishers, foundation WORM, and MU artspace Eindhoven.

Source: NWO

Last modified:18 September 2019 4.29 p.m.

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