Department of Search
Zero Footprint Campus was initiated by the Department of Search, an organisation founded by artists – a department of search as well as a department for search. This new artists’ organisation was founded at the Utrecht Science Park after a one-year study by Dutch artist Melle Smets and Cynthia Hathaway, a designer working in the Netherlands. This new department links artists to the scientific practice of the Utrecht Science Park, it offers them the space for their study and experiments, and it commissions them with developing and presenting new work. The Department of Search offers the participating artists and scientists an opportunity to meet each other, enter into new relations, start new partnerships and gain other insights.
National and international artists have been invited to do artistic research at Utrecht Science Park (USP) during the academic year. You can follow their experiments on this website and at the Department of Search-barn next to the Educatorium (Genevelaan/Leuvenlaan, USP).