Artistic director Jan Boelen appointed rector at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design

In the autumn of 2019, artistic director Jan Boelen will leave Z33, the House for Contemporary Art in Hasselt. He will take up a new post as rector at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG Karlsruhe). Petra Olschowski, German Secretary of State for the Ministry of Science, Research and Art announced the name of the new rector of the HfG Karlsruhe. Jan Boelen, artistic director of Z33, will take up the position this autumn, following in the footsteps of philosopher Peter Sloterdijk, among others. With his extensive international experience in the design and art world, he will give an important impulse to the university’s further development. The move from Z33 to Karlsruhe is a logical next step in Jan Boelen’s professional career. In the same spirit as A School of Schools, the theme of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennale, HfG champions the critical

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