Articles by: Miguel Bruns Alonso

Miguel Bruns Alonso is Associate Professor in the Future Everyday Group of the Department of Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology. He investigates the aesthetics and emotional expressivity of interactive products with programmable material qualities (interactive materiality), with a focus on haptic and shape-changing interfaces. He teaches courses relating to creativity, designing form, aesthetics of interaction and interactive form/materiality and how this affects perception and behaviour. Miguel holds a PhD on affective tangible interaction and an M.Sc. in Industrial Design Engineering from TU Delft and was a visiting researcher and lecturer at Aarhus University, Taiwan Tech, and Stanford University. 

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.