Academia, 2007–present

For teaching, Niels Schrader teams up regularly with specialists from different disciplines and cultural backgrounds, such as programmers, architects, musicians, and theoreticians. Recent academic collaborations include Lauren Alexander of Foundland, Kévin Bray, Thomas Buxó, Tycho Hupperets, Maarten Cornel, Roosje Klap and Jorinde Seijdel.

Lauren Alexander and Niels Schrader, in particular, have run together a number of large-scale research and design projects with collaborators outside of the academic environment. Projects include two exhibitions produced in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Finance (2014, 2016), a cartography project re-mapping the EU published on Open! – Platform for Art, Culture and the Public Domain (2014), a project about cryptography from which many of the students’ final works were shown at the MOTI Museum of the Image, Breda (2015), an investigation into the relation of trust and currency in collaboration with the Bitcoin Foundation of the Netherlands (2016), and a joint workshop at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, entitled Political Patterns.

Opening of Declaring Reason at Museum Meermanno, The Hague. Photo by Frank Jansen Temporary Assembly of Borderless States at Waag Society’s Theatrum Anatomicum. Photo by Jeroen van Amelsvoort Publication produced during the Political Patterns workshop by means of risograph printing. Entrance to the Budget Dreams exhibition at the Dutch Ministry of Finance. Photo by Roel Backaert Budget Cuts, winning contribution of 2014 by Tereza Rullerová. Photo by Roel Backaert