Roos Daemen

In her project Shaped Roos Daemen explores how her childhood in Zambia shaped her interest in anthropological themes as belonging, ethnicity and identity. She dives into the past by placing the images her father made during this time next to anthropological theories about inclusion, belonging and identity.


Shaped, 2020, publication

Suzy Willekens 

In a statement put out by the UN Women Headquarters they made clear that the current pandemic is a serious attack on women's rights. As a reaction I decided to focus on the subject of the current influence of Covid-19 on the possibilities to get an abortion for women in the Netherlands. I talked to different health institutions and organisations active in the field of abortion rights.

In this era we saw the rise of digital platforms, which became even more of a prominent tool for communication during the current pandemic. However the content of these platforms is corrupted by digital marketing strategies, and as a result of this they fail to achieve their objectives of having just a communicative objective function. Instead of using big social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram to get my message across I therefore wanted to create my own independent website. In addition to being only informative this platform also serves as an activation tool. The audience gets the chance to become part of the conversation by downloading a banner, a graphic work in which the link to the MYBODILYAUTONOMY website is incorporated.

My Bodily Autonomy, 2020, online publication


Marjolein aka Joey Tol    


How many female world leaders do you know? How many women do you know in your own life? Chances are, this second number is much higher than your answer to the first question. In fact, there is an equal amount of men and women in the world. Yet, women make up only 7% of the world leaders. However, there are more definitions of leadership. This booklet intends to explore the facets of female leadership, showing the hardships they may have had to endure, but also the mistakes they might have made. Above all, it shows women for what they are: human. I also invite you to add onto the list. Which women in your life do you consider leaders?

Women Leading the World, 2020, publication

Graphic Design

The Exhibition

During the Graphic Design course students take on a visual research project. The subject of investigation often relates to their academic studies. Students are then introduced to graphic design as a way to develop their visual arguments through playful and energetic exercises.

All students in this exhibition developed their own visual vocabulary, which they employed to share, contextualize and critically reflect on their academic work. They learned to distinguish between visual illustrations and visual arguments, and gained awareness of different image distribution infrastructures as well as reproductive techniques. The end results are unique publications, that visually communicate a clear and critical position towards the subject of investigation.


Marthe Prins, Researcher, Graphic Designer & Teacher



Xiaoqing Ji


Seasonal Affective Disorder is a condition that causes depression-like symptoms in seasonal patterns. My work focuses on the role of light in our general well-being and serves as a guide for reshaping our relationship with light by using photography. In Search of Light focuses on one particular element that alleviates symptoms of SAD, namely light. By focusing on a bright aspect, this work explores the different qualities and presences of light and shadow and how they interact with space.

Through the use of photography, I rely on light-induced images. These reflect how different light conditions and the manipulation of those can yield different results. The photographs I have used for this project were partly taken by myself and partly collected from other people. During the selection process, I focused on images that capture a sense of private moment rather than brilliant displays of light. As such, they illustrate how the play with light can take place within our own living space to alleviate symptoms of SAD.

Search of Light, 2020, publication

Avita Maheen

Officially known as “Garo”, the Mandi community of Madhupur district in Bangladesh, prefer to be called Mandi, which means ‘people’. They are one of the few societies in the world who follow a Matrilineal social structure. Having lost it’s written script, the oral literature of the Mandis carry 13 languages, under 3 main language groups, derived from the Tibeto-Burman group of the Sino-Tibetan language family. Songsarek, an ancient animistic belief is in the blessings of the spirits of nature and the universe. The historical culture and tradition of Songsarek majorly lies in the memory and spoken literature of the older members of the community. Rituals and festivities of Songsarek follow the annual agricultural cycle and end in the final celebration of “Wangala”, the final chapter of the harvesting cycle. The life of the Mandis is overshadowed and its culture stays in a continuous tension of finding itself to be lost.

Celebratory Spirits of the Mandis, 2020, publication

Iris Molenaar

Due to the global pandemic, museums are pushed to inhabit online platforms as to still reach the at home audience. Virtual tours, 360º video’s and online collections shed a light on the infinite options in presenting visual material. These digital practises question the conventional definition of a museum exhibition. For this project I have collected images from the daily environment. People had the opportunity to send me pictures of what they thought was worth photographing in their homes. I have taken the position of curator to analyse and categorise the material. The Narrative of Home is explores the nature of museum exhibitions from a digital perspective. Additionally, the project challenges the idea of the traditional narrative.

The Narrative of Home, 2020, publication