The Philosophy & Professional Practice research group contributes to an intellectual climate in which students, lecturers, researchers, employees and administrators feel challenged to coordinate their thoughts and actions. This may be through organising debates on current topics or by jointly reading classical and contemporary philosophical texts, learning to formulate questions or problems, developing theory or concepts or writing and articulating a well-argued vision and then discussing and debating on other visions.
The research conducted by the research group centres around three themes:
- Philosophy of people and culture
- Philosophical reflection on time, rhythm and other forms of arrangement
- Philosophy, gender and biomedical sciences
Bert van den Bergh
Alex Zakkas is a lecturer in the Communication & Multimedia Design program (Faculty of IT & Design) and a researcher in the Philosophy and Professional Practice Research Group. His work examines the role of technology in contemporary culture and education through critical theory and reflective experimentation. Alex has a MSc in Industrial Design Engineering from TU Delft and a BA in Fine Arts / Unstable Media from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Besides teaching and doing research in The Hague University of Applied Sciences, he is active in the wider field of digital culture as a designer and artist.