Dr. Anne Nigten (NL) is initiator and managing director of The Patching Zone.
Anne Nigten is interim professor Smart & Inclusive Society, research center Creating 010, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Prior to this she was professor Popular culture, Sustainability and Innovation at the Minerva Academie, Hanze University Groningen (NL) and the director of the V2_Lab, the aRt&D department of the V2_ institute for the unstable media in Rotterdam and project manager at the Society of Media artists in Amsterdam.
Nigten is a frequently invited speaker and guest lecturer. Her presentations focus on practice lead research and development in the trans-disciplinary field from the perspective of the arts. She is an advisor and board member for several art organizations in The Netherlands and Europe. Anne Nigten received her doctoral degree at the University of the Arts London (GB) and regularly publishes about (social) innovation that derives from collaboration between art, technology and science.