The making of media arts involved always for me the organisation of the platform or the project framework in which art making took place or has been distributed. In a similar way as the curating of festivals and other social events are understood as part of a wider artistic practice. Another strand that evolved has been the self-organisation of media networks and research projects. As it all started off with the enthusiasm for independent and self-organised project infrastructure.


From 2013 onwards Jan has been the coordinator of the peer-reviewed Journal: Unlikely – Journal for Creative Arts.
Unlikely is a transdisciplinary journal, which aims to open unexpected spaces for artistic exchange and scholarly conversations across mediums, disciplines and continents. It offers artists working in practice-led research the chance to participate in and explore a range of practical and theoretical contemporary art concerns. An experiment in form, Unlikely engages its audience and contributors in a two-stage process of live event, presenting creative practitioners’ works, followed by peer-reviewed electronic publication. Unlikely works with an international editorial board and a large panel of peer-reviewers.

From 2010 – 2015 Jan was a member of the Centre for Creative Arts, La Trobe University in Melbourne.

In his PhD thesis (title: “From Sound to Waves to Territories“) Jan investigates different aesthetic scenarios of the Anthropocene from a Media Arts and practice-led perspective. For more information please have a look at the website:

Currently Jan is a associated researcher for the areas of new media and new modes of communication at the Athens based NGO Poiein kai Prattein (to create and do) dedicated to the arts, cultural policies and urban planning.

In 2006 he contributed to two mayor studies as well as curated the new media section of the European Culture Capitals & Months-Network travelling exhibition “A Journey throughout the World – 20 Years of Cultural Capitals”. Both studies were conducted by Dr Hatto Fischer. Jan Hendrik focussed on the area of online practices of museums and media projects by the European Cultural Cities:

In 2004 he based his final MFA project on a series of conducted interviews with media practitioners on their relationship to free media, networking and urban culture and used his findings to demonstrate that this differs from the usual approach taken by local authorities wishing to improve the image of the city without heeding the need for a vital communication. 
For more information please see the “neture series“.

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From August 2010 – August 2011 worked Jan Hendrik Brueggemeier for the Development office of the AA in London to help the School shape its academic and cultural projects. As well as he tutored at the interdisciplinary design studio AA Interprofessional Studio.

The Architectural Association and School


The Architecture Association and School is the world’s most renowned international and 
influential school of architecture and learned society. Since 1847, it has pioneered a belief in architecture as
 profession, culture and form of human enquiry and is credited with fostering the creation of 
worldwide leaders of architecture.

 AA School alumni include architectural leaders Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Lord Rogers,
 Will Alsop and many others. Through its unique, year-long, unit based system of teaching,
 direct intervention in cities and its intensively collaborative team based approach to learning,
 the school brings together disconnected worlds, fresh ideas and inspiring insights. The AA
 School is celebrated worldwide as an imaginative setting for architectural culture.

The AA took ownership of HookePark in 2003. It is a sustainable working forest, with award-winning alternative, sustainable structures by leading UK practises (including RIBA Royal Gold Medal-winning architects Frei Otto and Edward Cullinan, an AA Graduate)

The AA Interprofessional Studio (AAIS)


The AA Interprofessional Studio (AAIS), which was launched in January 2009, is creating a new field of activity for the AA. Working on the margins of art, architecture and performance, the AAIS can reach professions, create partnerships and stimulate students that would not usually have the possibility of working with, or within, the AA. AAIS welcomes students from a very broad range of backgrounds and disciplines including artists, filmmakers, scenographers, architects, urban planners, landscape architects, engineers, product designers and graphic designers as well as managers, teachers and communicators. AAIS is run by Theo Lorenz and Dr. Tanja Siems.

related posts:
From Seed to Scene (S2S)
EU Culture project bauhaus lab

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In 2008/9 was Jan Hendrik Brüggemeier the artistic co-director and co-initiator of the EU culture project “bauhaus lab”.

“bauhaus lab” is a international network of interdisciplinary laboratories on new artistic strategies and modes of interdisciplinary co-operations.

In full appreciation of the ideas behind the historical Bauhaus movement and their lasting impact on today’s affairs, the bauhaus lab project wants to further explore the present conditions for an innovative artistic practice across disciplines and national borders:

# where is the working place of the artist today?
# which are the interdisciplinary coalitions to be shared today and why?

With the support of the Culture programme of the European Union (2007- 2013) and on initiative of the Cultural Directorate of the City of Weimar, the bauhaus lab project is a co-operation between the following partners:

In the course of this project and in the frame of the 90th anniversary of the Bauhaus the results of the research are presented to the public in various formats and further collaborative co-operations with external partners will be fostered across Europe and beyond.

Besides the numerous activities of the project partners the contemporary scenography festival Crash!Boom!Bau! at the Theaterhaus Jena forms the flagship of the project co-operations.

The point of departure is the work of the theatre workshop at the Bauhaus school “Bauhaus Bühne” (bauhaus stage), that used to present his work in 1920ies at the city theatre of Jena (todays Theaterhaus Jena and location of the festival).

The festival wants to highlight contemporary scenography as the melting pot assembled out of diverse interdisciplinary artistic trends and drives.

Project website: (archived website)
Crash!Boom!Bau! website: (archived website)

logo design: Helmut Voelter

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From 2005 to 2006 Jan Brueggemeier co-ordinated the Heritage Radio Network.

The HRN was dedicated to cultural journalism and Internet-radio. To promote the rich diversity of European cultural heritage, the website has been set up. It served as syndication platform for the journalistic output of its network members and linking point between the different radio-stations.

Individual articles and interviews, the commonly produced HRN-magazines (online and on-air) as well as a dedicated HRN music stream were published. Working and publication language was English. The website offered to the HRN-editors an online working environment including a content management system for the publication (Typo 3), a WIKI engine for collaborative editorial work and real-time online chats for work co-ordination and discussion.

Following radio-stations participated:

Bulgarian National Radio,
Croatian Radio
Hungarian Radio
Radio Krakow
Radio Lotte Weimar
Slovak Radio
Radio Cesky Rozhlas

The HRN has been initiated by the HERMES project (Interreg III b – CADSES) to promote Cultural Heritage and New Media as factors for sustainable regional development.

Listen to the on-air version of HRN Magazine #1: Are Museums just digging in the past? for Voice of Croatia (FM, AM & satellite):

Project website: (offline)

HRN Magazines: #1 Museums / #2 UNESCO / #3 Cultural Capitals#4 Language & Dialects / #5 Hermes

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Independent Interactive Radio/Chat/Multi-Media Community

Contributors from: Canada, Japan, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, UK, France, Spain, Finland, Scotland, USA and more

From 2001 to 2006 Jan Brueggemeier has been an audio/visual programme maker for DFM.

DFM is a free interactive radio/chat/multi-media community. Its main studio is located in Amsterdam. DFM has been a constant presence on the Dutch and international media scenes since the 1980s.

The programs have been transmitted live via the Internet and have been co-ordinated between various media-stations and platforms simultaneously.

Jan Brueggemeier is currently taking his sabbatical-year(s).

Project website:

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