Dr. Caroline Nevejan
Dr. Caroline Nevejan is a researcher and designer who has been involved with the emerging network society and digital culture since the 1980's. Nevejan is a regular presenter at national and international fora. She is an advisor to national and European policy makers.
As of April 2017 dr. Caroline Nevejan has been appointed Chief Science Officer of the city of Amsterdam. The Chief Science Officer orchestrates research between the municipality of Amsterdam and the different scientific, academic and artistic universities in the city. With a small team she makes sure that civil servants and researchers can find each other and invent different new ways of working together.
Nevejan is a research fellow with the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research where she supervises 5 PhD candidates. Next to these 2 positions dr. Nevejan is a research fellow with the Amsterdam Institute for Advnced Matropolitan Solutions where she is the principal investigator of the City Rhythm study, which identifies and analyses rhythms in physical neighbourhoods and in the data about these neighbourhoods in 6 cities of the Netherlands (Den Haag, Rottredam, Amsterdam, Zaanstad, Zoetermeer en Helmond).
Before dr. Nevejan was associate professor with the Participatory Systems Initiative at Delft University of Technology. This relatively new group is part of the section Systems Engineering in the department of Multi Actor Systems at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. Nevejan's interdisciplinary research focuses on witnessed presence as a fundamental communication structure that defines how trust is built or breaks down. To this end she developed the YUTPA framework, which supports the analyses and design of trust in social, organisational and business contexts. Methodologically Nevejan focuses on artistic research and research though design.
From March 2016 to September 2017 Caroline Nevejan is chair of the Centre of Investigative Journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she was curator of the Logan symposium in 2014 and 2016. The Logan Symposium aims to build alliances against surveillance, secrecy and censorship and brings together an impressive network of investigative journalists and technological hacktivists. From the summer of 2015 to the spring of 2017 Caroline Nevejan is member of the supervisory board of Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. This institute, archive and museum presents and inspires Dutch architecture and (new media) design. Between 2007 and 2014 Caroline Nevejan was crown member of the Dutch Council for Culture and the Arts (cultuur.nl) and member of the supervisory board of the Foundation for Democracy and Media (www.stdem.org)
Between 2004 and 2006 Caroline Nevejan was connected to the Amsterdam School for Communication Research of the University of Amsterdam (ASCOR) realizing the dissertation "Presence and the design of Trust" with Professor Cees Hamelink and Professor Sally Wyatt. Originally she studied social sciences with a focus on the methodology of research in the communications domain.
In 1999 Caroline Nevejan joined the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, the University for professional education of Amsterdam. With teachers, students and other co-workers she directed the educational design process of this large institution. Doing consultancy, hosting networks, doing research and making sites and creating special events OrO functions as a catalyst in organizational and educational process. (www.teacherslab.hva.nl, www.q-conference.hva.nl). Between 2001 and 2005 Nevejan was director of research and development of the University of Professional Education of Amsterdam (NL). This research group (OrO) had the task to work with teachers and students to design and to redesign learning environments in the fast changing world of higher education. (www.oro.hva).
In 1994 Nevejan co-founded the Society for Old and New Media. The Waag Society, as it is known today, is an independent media lab and a knowledge center with a specific interest in the future of the public domain. Among many projects that Caroline Nevejan initiated at the Waag are The Reading Table for Old and New Media, which won the Rotterdam Design Prize 1997, Demi Dubbel, a curriculum game for 10 year olds, Internet in the Sky, a research project with Europe Online about the future of the internet, and Brandon, the first virtual piece of art acquired by the Guggenheim museum in New York. Working on these and similar projects she developed a cultural perspective on education. (www.waag.org)
Since 1988 she has been thoroughly involved in designing digital culture. For 11 years Nevejan was a staff member of Paradiso, the musical venue of long-standing international reputation. There she organized international conferences, which addressed a variety of issues regarding the developing network society. These events (Galactic Hacker Party, Seropositive Ball, Next 5 Minutes on tactical media, Press Now and more) have resulted in networks that are still expanding today. (www.paradiso.nl). Between 1993 and 2005, Caroline Nevean was deeply connected to the Doors of Perception Foundation, which orchestrated an impressive network of designers, philosophers, large multinational technology companies, artists, start ups, activists and more, who were all concerned with the emerging network society. (www.doorsofperception.com). Between 1995 and 2009 Caroline Nevejan was research associate and lab director at Performing Arts Labs (UK). Here she focused on new potential of digital culture for the performing arts. (www.pallabs.org).