Dr Anneke Coppoolse has worked at the crossroads of research and creative practice for more than a decade—in Amsterdam, the Asian Region, and beyond. Her professional experience spans the corporate and advertising worlds, and the non-profit sector, where she worked as a project manager, graphic designer, and art director. During her years in the industry, she also collaborated on a number of photography and video projects, which led her across the globe and allowed her to work with people of diverse backgrounds. Anneke now teaches in the BA(Hons) in Communication Design programme, before which she worked as a researcher in the Information Design Lab at PolyU Design and taught media and cultural subjects at other institutions in Hong Kong. Her PhD research focused on the visuality of waste, and navigated questions of aesthetics and lived experience—academically and curatorially. Her current research follows similar engagement with the materiality and visuality of modern life and modern cities—specifically in the contexts of art and design history, heritage preservation, and rejection and abandonment—as it explores modes of archiving, curation, and digitisation.
2 Years at PolyU Design