NWO funding for seven consortia from the Creative Industry - KIEM

20 February 2019

NWO awarded funding to seven projects in the programme Creative Industry - Knowledge Innovation Mapping (KIEM). The projects contribute to the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda 2018-2021 of CLICKNL and to the knowledge base of the creative industry. With a KIEM grant of €15,000 researchers can set up a collaboration between knowledge institutes and private parties.

The following consortia have received funding (listed in alphabetical order of the main applicant's surname):

Reproductopia: a knowledge base for design fiction and dialogue
Dr J.F.H. Kupper (VU Amsterdam)

Next Nature Network and VU Amsterdam will investigate the impact of artificial reproductive technology on our societal interaction with reproduction, relationships and intimacy by means of the design fiction and dialogue project ‘Reproductopia’. The central question is: how would we like to shape our reproductive future?

Consortium partner: Next Nature Network

Mapping the Ecologies of the Energy Transition Debate in the Dutch Digital Public Space
Dr M.E.V. Esteve-Del Valle (University of Groningen); co-applicant Franco Ruzzenenti (University of Groningen)
This project maps the debate on energy transition in the Dutch digital public space. We will examine who has authority in the debate and thus uncover the dynamics of the participating networks. In doing so, we will obtain data on the way in which public opinion about energy transition develops.

Consortium partners: EMMA; Duidt

Documenting Performance and Digital Art.
The tension between professional and audience documentation and its integration in museum archives.

Dr A. Dekker (University of Amsterdam)

Infinite transience: performances and digital art are notoriously difficult for museums to manage. Despite their ‘straightforward’ presentation, these art forms are a challenge for museums to document and archive. This project presents a number of guidelines for compiling documentation and ways of integrating it in collection archives.

Consortium partners: LIMA Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Dangerous Games: Deploying Game Design to Combat Drug-related Threats to Health and Public Order
Professor R.C. Veltkamp (Utrecht University); co-applicant Dr S.C.J. Bakkes (Utrecht University)

High stakes: Gaming in the battle against drugs and their threat to health and public order. This project brings together various scientific perspectives and practical experiences to develop a methodology for developing applied games. Our test case is the threat to individual health and public order through drug use. Games will enable us to motivate out-of-the-box thinking and to come up with new campaigns.

Consortium partners: Stichting Farmaceutisch Erfgoed/ Nationaal Farmaceutisch Museum (NFM); Mainline Foundation.

Interviews in Conservation Research
Dr S. Stigter (University of Amsterdam)

Interviews in Conservation Research: What happened to Rembrandt’s Night Watch, Appel’s wall painting in the Stedelijk Museum and Mendini’s chest of drawers? Interviews provide information, but it is often difficult to make oral sources accessible. This project seeks to achieve an overarching, dynamic system for responsible storage and sustainable reuse to maintain and enrich our cultural heritage.

Consortium partners: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam; Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands

Communicating user-centred design to non-design professionals
Dr J.I. van Kuijk (Delft University of Technology); co-applicants: Professor P.J. Stappers (Delft University of Technology), Dr A.P.O.S. Vermeeren (Delft University of Technology)

Making everyone usage oriented. How do you make user-friendly products, services, IT systems and policy proposals? There is an enormous amount of knowledge about this, but it is often locked away in designers’ heads and in scientific articles. This project will therefore systematically review the findings which will enable everyone to work in a more user-friendly manner.

Consortium partners: Koninklijke Philips NV, Van Berlo, mbstudio, Océ, Happen, Sharp Panda B.V., TomTom, Fabrique B.V., Q42 B.V., Maven Publishing.

Communicating Complexity: Understanding Port-City Regions
Professor C.M. Hein (Delft University of Technology)
Communicating about complexity. The KIEM project will produce a film about port-city relations for a wider audience in conjunction with decision makers in Naples, Rotterdam and Dunkirk. The film is based on interviews with significant players and aims to explain evolving port-city relations and develop shared values for contemporary transitions.
Consortium partners: Ollie Palmer, Learning Center Halle au Sucres, Central Tyrrhenian Sea Port System, RETE Port-city association, AIVP (Association Internationale Villes & Ports)

Source: NWO