Third Symposium for Professional Doctorate Arts + Creative in Breda


We are delighted to invite you to the third symposium of the Professional Doctorate Programme of the Arts + Creative domain, which will take place in Breda on Friday, June 14th, 2024, at BUas Breda University of Applied Sciences.

This year’s Professional Doctorate symposium explores auto-ethnography as a method in artistic and design research. Through presentations and discussions, participants investigate how personal experiences intersect with broader philosophical, social, and cultural questions. The symposium aims to unearth the political and historical dimensions within individual narratives, fostering a deeper understanding of self-representation and scholarly engagement in contemporary contexts.

You are welcome to join us for lunch at 12:00 and at 13:00, the symposium will start with a keynote on auto-ethnography in artistic research. This will be followed by three short lectures after which several break out sessions with our PD-candidates will take place.


  • 12:00 – 13:00: Lunch and walk-in for the symposium
  • 13:00 – 13:10: Welcome by Jorrit Snijder – President of the Executive Board BUas
  • 13:10 – 14:00: Presentation of new PD research projects
  • 14:00 – 14:10: Introduction on types of auto-ethnography in artistic and design research by Liesbet van Zoonen
  • 14:10 – 15:10: Lectures by:
  • (1) Yin Yin Wong is a multidisciplinary artist and educator working across a range of media including film, sculpture, drawing and site specific installation.
  • (2) Quincy Gario is a PhD researcher, artist, poet and activist currently working on a research project on colonial heritage in Dutch-Caribbean context.
  • (3) Juan Pablo Pacheco Bejarano is an artist, writer and educator whose work explores water ecologies and their relations with technical, historical, and mythological infrastructures.
  • Followed by a Q&A
  • Break
  • 15:30 – 16:30: Break out sessions
  • 16:30 – 16:45: Feedback and summary break out sessions
  • 16:45 Drinks


Please, RSVP by Sunday, June 9th 2024 to confirm your attendance via this LINK.

If you have already registered, no further action is needed.

You are encouraged to share this invitation with other interested parties inside and outside your organisation.


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UAS PD Arts + Creative is a joint effort by Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam University of the Arts, ArtEZ University of the Arts, Avans University of Applied Sciences, Breda University of Applied Sciences, Codarts Rotterdam, Design Academy Eindhoven, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, University of the Arts The Hague, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

Published: 15 April 2024