The ATD Lectorate focuses on creative practice research in performance that has an impact on education, the working field and society in the four thematic areas of social justice and inclusion; climate crisis; care and wellbeing; and ways of knowing and not-knowing.
It includes research groups in Embodied Knowledge, Creative Producing, and Health, as well as the THIRD program, which supports the development of artistic research in the 3rd cycle. Through its partnerships and projects, the Lectorate aims to be “locally rooted and globally connected” and to centre knowledges coming from the global South and non-European traditions.
The ATD wants to embed research at the heart of the curriculum so that students graduate with the tools they need to thrive as artists doing lifelong research that is connected to its social context.
Care Wellbeing Grief + Loss
Manieren van Weten en Niet-Weten
Social justice and inclusion
Ways of Knowing and Not-Knowing