Articles by: Hanka van der Voet

Hanka van der Voet works as a researcher, writer, publisher and educator in the field of fashion. Her main focus is fashion media and fashion language, and the power structures involved. Van der Voet is founder and editor-in-chief of the magazine Press & Fold | Notes on making and doing fashion, where she collaboratively explores alternative fashion forms and narratives. The magazine provides a platform for critical fashion practitioners who actively seek out the cracks and fissures in the current fashion system to propose new opportunities for making and doing fashion. She is also a founding member of Warehouse, a collective consisting of Elisa van Joolen, Femke de Vries and Hanka van der Voet, which aims to provide a platform for critical fashion practitioners through organising expert meetings, reading groups and exhibitions among other things. Van der Voet is senior lecturer on the M.A. Fashion Strategy at ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, and a researcher at the ArtEZ Fashion Professorship.

Redefining Oikos. Where Do We Feel at Home?

Redefining Oikos. Where Do We Feel at Home?

In issuing this Open Call, APRIA wanted contributors to reflect on questions such as: ‘What or who determines what home is?’ and ‘What does it mean to be at home?’ Seven contributions from ArtEZ students and staff were selected, a variety of artistic research in form and content. The researchers delve into the complex meaning of oikos, re-examining concepts of home and the tension between safe and harmful spaces in times of crisis.

Just Leaving and Other Ways of Saying Goodbye

Just Leaving and Other Ways of Saying Goodbye

This series of articles has covered engagement. But what about disengagement? In other words, once a commitment has been made and a practice has been conducted, how does an artist ‘quit’ it? This article looks at some key considerations that make moral evaluation of engaged practices possible. In thinking through these evaluations, we come across a set of methods of disengagement that rethink the relation engaged practices have to ethical judgement.