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Head of the Department of Arts and Culture Studie




Amanda Brandellero is Head of the Department of Arts and Culture Studies, at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her current research focuses on making and crafts in post-industrial settings, exploring their contribution to more sustainable and just urban economies (see her recent article Making sustainability transitions in collaborative spaces of making: Exploring opportunities and limitations in Turin, published in Cities). With a background in economic geography and cultural sociology, Amanda has researched the embeddedness of cultural and creative industries in place, attending to questions of diversity and globalisation. She explores these questions in her Dutch Research Council project ‘Crafting Future Urban Economies’ and as PI in the New European Bauhaus Lighthouse Demonstrator Cultuur&Campus project. Amanda holds an MSc and BA from the London School of Economics, a PhD from the University of Amsterdam, and she has worked in Brussels as representative of London’s local authorities on European affairs. Amanda is one of the founding members of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Port City Futures research programme. 


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