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Lee, I.P. van der on Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:59:46 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-nl] Rotterdam University of Applied Science appoints Nana Adusei-Poku

Rotterdam University of Applied Science appoints Nana Adusei-Poku as Research Professor on Cultural Diversity in the arts
The core mission for Adusei-Poku is to conduct practice-oriented research on ‘cultural diversity’ and its impact on international arts and creative work. Her particular intersectional focus is cultural diversity as it is manifest in the demographics of international cities like Rotterdam in its relation to contemporary arts. Intersectional research means to consider various factors such as race, gender, sexuality, class or religion among others. In her research she also looks at the specific context depending ways these categories influence ex- and inclusion and access to specific art fields and practices, and individual economic success. Adusei-Poku will contribute her respective expertise and research to the modernization of art and design education and help students compete on an international level.
By appointing Adusei-Poku as a research professor, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences underlines its engagement for renewal in the city of Rotterdam, and aims to improve activating the innovative potential of the city's demographic diversity.
Networking with the arts sector, renewing curricula
Adusei-Poku will closely collaborate with local and international arts initiatives. She has already begun a collaboration with the Witte de With center of contemporary art in Rotterdam. At Willem de Kooning Academy, she will help initiate cross-discplinary projects and contribute her expertise to its ongoing curricular reform.
An international researcher
Nana Adusei-Poku was a doctoral student at Humboldt University, Berlin, researching the concept of “post-black” in relation to contemporary Black artists. She obtained degrees in African studies and gender studies at Humboldt University, in media and communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Ghana, Legon; the London School of Economics and Columbia University, New York. She is an award winning teacher and has conducted courses in Visual Cultures, Postcolonial, Gender and Queer Theory at Humboldt University Berlin and also teaches at the Zurich University of the Arts.
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Nana Adusei-Poku
Cell phone: 06 - 3179 7404
E-Mail: n.a.s.adusei.-poku {AT} hr.nl
For more information on publications see: http://www.nana-adusei-poku.com/biography-publications/
Rotterdam University of Applied Science
Rotterdam University is one of the major Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. Currently almost 30,000 students are working on their professional future at our university.

The university is divided into eleven schools, offering more than 80 graduate and undergraduate programmes in seven fields: art, technology, media and information technology, health, behaviour and society, engineering, education, and of course, business.
A major factor of our success is staying closely tuned in to the pulse of the city of Rotterdam. We also have a vast international network of partner universities as well as corporate relations.
Together with our partners we can offer our students the global outlook they need to thrive. Over 40 different nationalities are represented amongst our student population; the ideal environment to prepare for an international career. Website: http://www.hogeschoolrotterdam.nl/onderzoek/kenniscentra/creating-010

Adusei-Poku’s professorship is part of Creating 010, a centre of expertise for practice-oriented research on – and in support of – artists, designers and media/IT specialists in the Rotterdam region. Creating 010 focuses on new, cross-disciplinary developments and in the creative sector where art, design, technology and other work disciplines converge. It is closely affiliated to the Willem de Kooning Academy including Piet Zwart Institute, and the Institute for Media and Information Technology of Rotterdam University op Applied Sciences. It fosters new networks between artists/designers and partners from other work and knowledge disciplines. Creating 010's projects are focused on the Rotterdam region, but its network and research is strongly international.
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