Can Boyan, PhD in the Arts

This project will approach studio-based art practice as postanthropocentric pedagogical framework that is constituted by a conglomerate of human and non-human entities as entangled co-operators and co-creators. The notion of postanthropocentric pedagogy relates to the inherent knowledge production and new learning practices that are being produced through such immanent entanglements which are not solely human. My aim is to engage with these learning practices by putting an emphasis on the agency of matter as a way to make the materiality and experientiality of learning in studio art practice visible. I want to develop this by weaving reflective writings with visual documentations and schemas of new art works from my studio practice which will lead to publishing a website formatted with a timeline. This will allow me to see how it will influence my own art practice, but more importantly will help in developing a theoretical framework at the nexus of art practice and educational practice that is not exclusively humancentric.

  • Supervisor: dr. Nancy Vansieleghem (KU Leuven / LUCA)
  • Co-supervisor: dr. Joris Vlieghe (KU Leuven)

Research unit: Image

Duration: 2021-2025