Urban Paradoxes research combines questions on artistic form renewal, sector change, collaboration and on what works (methodology) in building a future-oriented, participatory and inclusive cultural sector. Currently, a prominent research question at Urban Paradoxes is: (How) does the concept of ‘cultural democracy’ offer us tools to truly move forward on the issues of cultural participation and diversity in cultural policy and in the publicly funded arts sector?
Trienekens worked at universities in Tilburg, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Manchester and London between 1999 and 2007. From 2007 to 2011 she was professor of applied science in ‘Citizenship and Cultural Dynamics’ at the Amsterdam University of Applied Science (HvA). Since 2011, she is fulltime committed to Urban Paradoxes.
To speed up the search process, as most of the work is Dutch, below the links to Urban Paradoxes publications in English.