APRIA Journal

APRIA Journal is a digital, open-access and peer-reviewed journal that examines art and interventions of the arts in relation to science and society, promoting dialogue on themes that are critical and urgent to the futures we will live in.  

APRIA Journal addresses a national and international field of artists and arts-based researchers from across all disciplines. 

The first issue of APRIA Journal, Searching for the New Luxury?, was released in 2019 with the launch of the digital publishing platform, APRIA.  

An initiative of ArtEZ Press, ArtEZ studium generale and ArtEZ University of the Arts, APRIA Journal and Platform was the result of a collective desire to share valuable knowledge and insights from within the Institute.  

APRIA Journal is published approximately twice yearly. Issues are focused on specific themes and may vary in size. Each issue features an extensive editorial that contextualises the (urgency of the) theme and introduces all contributions to the issue.   

APRIA Journal publishes both theoretical and artistic research—expositions of practice as research. Contributors can therefore make a submission using traditional scholarly formats (theoretical approaches, case studies and essay formats). Or authors can opt for artistic formats—for example, with artists’ writings, historical documentation, interviews, performance texts, image essays, films, podcasts, or other formats in consultation with the editors of the issue. 

APRIA Journal is a digital publication that can be read online or downloaded as a printable version in pdf.    
For a full list of topics and issues published by APRIA Journal, see below. 

Advisory Board  

APRIA Journal has an international Advisory Board with members who bring expertise in the field of art research from various disciplines.  

The Advisory Board assesses if the journal issues fit the scope of APRIA Journal according to its statement and guidelines. The board members also give feedback and advice on plans for future journal issues.  

For more information about the APRIA Journal Advisory Board members, click here.   

Peer review and submissions  

All research expositions, scholarly or artistic, undergo a double-blind peer-review process.  
The editors of each issue are responsible for electing peer-reviewers from within their field or discipline. For more information, click here

APRIA regularly accepts proposals for journal issues. If you would like to make a proposal, a checklist for editors and the special issue proposal form are available here. For authors, details about how to make a submission are available here

Publishing policy  

APRIA Journal is open-access. ArtEZ University of the Arts is committed to the principle that sharing knowledge freely promotes the advancement of the exchange of knowledge between researchers and students, and that this contributes to social debate.   

All peer-reviewed contributions are assigned a DOI number, which can be found at the top right of the contribution page.  

APRIA Journal is also hosted on Ingenta Connect. Ingenta Connect from Ingenta is the world’s largest resource for scholarly publications.  

All contributions published in APRIA Journal are digitally archived at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in the Netherlands, and ArtEZ Mediatheek.   

ISSN: 2589-9007  


List of publications 

Issue #0, Searching for the New Luxury? Fashion Colloquium 2018 revisited. Edited by Daniëlle Bruggeman.  

Issue #1, Questioning Food: FOOD – RESEARCH – ART – DESIGN. Edited by Catelijne de Muijnck and Peter Sonderen.  

Issue #2, Time Matters. Edited by Peter Sonderen, Sharon Stewart and Joep Christenhusz.  

Issue #3, Urgent Publishing. Edited by Miriam Rasch and Nishant Shah.  

Issue #4, Feminist by Design. Edited by Mariana Fossatti, Tigist Shewarega Hussen and Namita Aavriti Malhotra. 



Feminist by Design

Feminist by Design

Feminist By Design is ambitious in its title and aims. The journal showcases research journeys, findings and feminist intentions, bringing together a diverse group of researchers from around the world who were part of the Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN). FIRN focusses ‘on the making of a feminist internet as critical to bring[ing] about transformation in gendered structures of power that exist online and onground.’ As part of that work, its members ‘undertake data-driven research… to drive change in policy and law and in discourse around internet rights,’ with the broader objective that women, gender diverse and queer people are considered in discussions around internet policy.

Time Matters

Time Matters

This issue of APRIA, Time Matters, was compiled and edited by the ArtEZ Theory in the Arts professorship. All of these reviewed artistic (research) and academic contributions were created and written specially in response to the four-part seminar Time Matters (2019-2020). The aim of the publication and the seminar is to inquire into the changing concepts of time in the arts and other epistemic fields collectively, and to explore and test alternative – past, present and future-oriented – temporalities.

Questioning Food

Questioning Food

Questioning Food. FOOD - RESEARCH - ART - DESIGN inquires about the relationship between (research in) the arts and food. Following the Food Friction conference, organised by ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, in November 2018, ArtEZ professorships continue to investigate their curiosity about food matters here. This issue addresses the question fo how art and design research can open up other foodscapes by offering alternative roads towards food, laying bare how food takes (its) place in the arts, and questioning our material, spatial and digital relationships with food.