Boo van der Vlist

Boo van der Vlist studied Fine Arts at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. After completing both bachelors in 2013 she continued her “double degree” ambitions by studying the master programme Policy and Governance Studies at the University of Amsterdam, from which she graduated Cum Laude and the temporary master programme “System D Academy” at the Sandberg Institute. After completing both programmes in 2016, Boo has been running her own artistic research practice with a focus on socially committed projects. In addition she is currently staff member at the Rotterdam Arts and Sciences Lab (RASL) as coordinator of the Double Degree at the Erasmus University College and research member for Comenius. She also tutors at Erasmus University College (Humanities Department) and at the Social Practice of the Willem de Kooning Academy.

Why do you work for RASL?

Bringing Art & Science together has been part of my educational career and artistic research practice. I am very happy that I can be part of RASL, making it easier for students to pursue and combine their academic and artistic talents. Within RASL I want to continue exploring how these disciplines question and complement each other in research and education and do this together with inspiring colleagues and students!