Dr. Anne Nigten is the founder and managing director of the trans-disciplinary medialaboratory 'The Patching Zone' as well as professor Popular culture, Sustainability and Innovation at the Minerva Academie, Hanze University Groningen(NL). Prior to this, she was the manager of the V2_Lab, the aRt&D department of the V2_ institute for the unstable media in Rotterdam and project manager at the Society of Media artists in Amsterdam.
Nigten is frequently invited speaker and guest lecturer, her presentations focus on practice lead research and development in the trans-disciplinary field from the perspective of the arts. She is an advisor and board member for several art organizations in The Netherlands and Europe. Anne Nigten received her doctoral degree at the University of the Arts London(GB) and regularly publishes about (social) innovation that derives from collaboration between art, technology and science.
A selection of Nigten's current and recent advisory and jury work:
Guest advisor for Creative Industry policymakers in the province of Gelderland, The Netherlands (2012)
Chair of the end-user Committee CATCH, research for cultural heritage institutes, NWO, the Netherlands (2010 - present)
Guest advisor for Kunstfactor, on new media for the leisure art sector (2011)
Masterclass leader, art in public space commission for CBK Groningen
Guest lecturer Community Art, Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU) theatre faculty, The Netherlands (2011)
Board member Cultural centre Imagine-IC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2011 - present)
Jury member ISEA 2010, 2011
External supervisor PhD thesis, Mirella Misi, Federal University of Bahia-Brazil,dept. Performing Arts (2008-2010)