Marres Maastricht, is a contemporary art institute with an international reputation. Its focus lies on exploring the senses.
In every discipline we use our senses, often without giving it a second thought. Being aware of how we use our senses and to train our sensory knowledge would be beneficial. But how precisely are the senses part of disciplines or fields of work like law, medical science and practice, business, marketing, arts and culture? What kind of training might strengthen sensory knowledge and how could different disciplines and the arts inform each other here?
In multidisciplinary teams, students will be invited to answer the question: ‘To what extent is sensory knowledge used in my future field of work?’ We will kick-off the project by visiting the art exhibition at Marres. Afterwards the students can start their research by finding relevant articles and interviewing professionals to gain insight in how people use the senses in their field of expertise. This way students get the chance to contribute to Marres’ research regarding art, culture and sensory knowledge. This program gives students the opportunity to look behind the scenes of an art institute, to meet students from other fields with a shared interest in art and to think out-of-the-box and get creative in this non-typical research.
We welcome all students who have an affinity with the arts and wish to broaden their knowledge in unorthodox ways. Organization skills, enthusiasm and an active attitude are required.