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Sensory Network

Andrea Smitten

Affiliation: UM

Expertise: Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist and Qualified Teacher


Aristofanis Soulikias

Affiliation: Concordia University

Expertise: Architecture, Film Animation, Drawing, Film Editing, Conservation of historic buildings


Arthur Willemse

Affiliation: Faculty of Law, Maastricht University

Expertise: My academic expertise is in contemporary European thought, Philosophical Theology, Political and Legal Philosophy, and Philosophy & Literature. I am Ambassador for the Sensed-Based Learning-Comenius project with the Law Faculty.


Barbara Strating

Affiliation: Curator of Art Maastricht University

Expertise: Barbara Strating works as a curator of art and public programming at the UM and works as an advisor for museums on accessibility for people with disabilities by including all senses in mediating art.


Camille Bellet

Affiliation: University of Manchester

Expertise: I am a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in Humanities and Social Science at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) at the University of Manchester. I have a background in veterinary medicine and have an interest in interdisciplinary research on our relationships with cows, pigs, and chickens and how to account for non-human animals’ sensory experiences in knowledge production on health and well-being. Using ethnographic and historical methods, my current research investigates the notion of ‘smart animal health’ and how digital sensing technologies reorganise cow healthcare in farming.


Caro Verbeek

Affiliation: Professor of sensory history at Vrije Universiteit and Curator at Kunstmuseum

Expertise: Sensory education expert (developed several courses on and through the senses including ‘Knowing by Sensing’ at VU, ‘the other senses’ at KABK, the ‘multisensory gaze’ at Rijksmuseum and ‘Big questions in the senses’ at AUC Founder and advisor of ‘Odeuropa’ Curator olfactory Mondrian and De Stijl (especially musical and kinaesthetic aspects) Olfactory tours Rhythm tours Olfactory reconstructions / olfactory heritage Founder of the first Dutch Scent Culture Program (Odorama at Mediamatic) PhD in olfactory museology and olfactory Futurism MA in olfactory art MA in tactile art Experienced Moderator


Costas Papadopoulos

Affiliation: Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

Expertise: Costas' research spans the development of virtual worlds to interpret societies of the past, to the application of computational imaging to analyse material culture, to the use of (digital) ethnographic methods to evaluate digital pedagogy and interactive


Deborah Lupton

Affiliation: University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Expertise: I have a background in sociology, media studies and cultural studies and have researched a range of topics, investigating the sociocultural aspects of health and medicine, the body, and digital cultures.


Dr William Tullett

Affiliation: University of York

Expertise: William Tullett is Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of York, a member of the Odeuropa project and the author of Smell in Eighteenth-Century England (2019) and Smell and the Past: Noses, Archives, Narratives (2023). The latter argues for the use of smelling in research, teaching, and engagement.


Germaine Sijstermans

Affiliation: Marres, Intro in Situ

Expertise: I'm a composer, clarinetist, installation artist, concert programmer, and music/art educator. I take an interest in the sensory and phenomenological experience of art, life and the world. These themes are both central to my artistic practice and work as an educator.


Hans Van Regenmortel

Affiliation: Musica Impulse Centre

Expertise: I am fascinated by musicality as a universal phenomenon and music as 'the prototype of the arts'. What do they teach us about what it means to be human? How can we relate to each other? How can we relate to the world? Can we understand our need for aesthetic experiences - as shaped within the arts - as the cultural form of our earliest interactions? These are the core elements that fuel my practice.


Harald Heinrichs

Affiliation: Leuphana University Lüneburg

Expertise: I am a sociologist working in the field of sustainability science with a specific focus on sustainability, politics and society. Over the past ten years I have experimented in teaching, research and transfer with sensory and arts-based approaches in order


Hester Bonnie Bulthuis

Affiliation: HBB

Expertise: Performance artist and teacher in (movement) theatre.


Ike Kamphof

Affiliation: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Maastricht University

Expertise: My research focuses on embodied ways of relating through mediating technologies in elderly care and nature conservation. I have expertise in the training of (post)phenomenology and (virtual)ethnography as sense based methodologies, and experience in co-op


Margherita Soldati

Affiliation: artist

Expertise: Margherita (Italy/the Netherlands, 1991) is an artist with a strong curiosity for tactile perception at the intersection of art and sensory well-being. She researches and translates stories and emotions through unconventional ways of using materials - creating three-dimensional patterns and surfaces. In a society that relies mainly on sight, she wants to make it possible to ‘see’ with other senses: in her practice, tactility is the medium through which she communicates and in her works, she often explores the tactile perception to create a more intimate and interactive relationship between the space, the work and the visitors.