Jan van Boeckel dr

As of June 2020 dr Jan van Boeckel took up his position as professor Art & Sustainability at Research Centre Art & Sustainability. He started his career as a cultural anthropologist, but Jan, as artisteducator, increasingly focused on his own artistic practice and on the pedagogy of art education. He also has ample experience in research projects on the cutting edge of art and sustainability, specializing in art-based environmental education. In 2013, he received his Doctor of Arts in arts education at Aalto University, Helsinki. In the past years he has been working in several Northern countries – among which Iceland, Sweden, Estonia and Finland. Now, at Hanze UAS at Groningen,he researches how art can help us face the great challenges of our time, of which the ecological crisis arguably is the most pressing.

Want to learn more on Earthbound, the research program of research group Art & Sustainability?
Here is the link to the publication I would still plant my apple tree, published on the occasion of the inauguration of Jan van Boeckel as Professor of Art & Sustainability at Hanze UAS on May 10th, 2021.

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