Kristopher Holland

Kristopher J Holland , PhD

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Aronoff Center

4280B

DAAP School of Art - 0016

Professional Summary

Dr. Kristopher Holland is an associate professor of Art and Design Education and Fine arts at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. He received his M.A. from New York University, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy and Art Education from Indiana University.
 
He is the Co-Director of the Strange Tools Research Lab at the Digital Futures research collaborative located in the University of Cincinnati. This research lab combines artistic and philosophical inquiry to create new tools to engage with multi-disciplinary problems. He is also the Director of the Graduate program in Art & Design Education and the Director of the Visual Arts & Design Education State Licensure for the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. He Previously was the director of Art and Publications for the Žižekian Institute for Research, Inquiry, and Pedagogy. He also is involved with the biannual (pre-covid) Berlin Summer Studio Arts Inquiry program in collaboration with the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin.
 
As a visiting professor at the Karl Franzens University’s Institut für Kunstgeschichte in Graz Austria he has taught courses on a range of subjects including: Joseph Beuys, The Vienna Secession, Baroque Art and Knowledge, Artful Science, Philosophy of Technology, The Black Radical Tradition, Photography and Video Art, Object Orientated Ontology, and Political Theory as Art Production.
 
Dr. Holland is a practicing artist and philosopher whose current research interests are: strange tools, philosophical inquiry methodologies, arts-based research, art & design teacher education, deconstruction, contemporary art, and critical theory. His conceptual art work The Habermas Machine was cited in James Rolling Jr.’s Arts-Based Research: A Primer, published in 2013 and was exhibited in 2015. He has recently given guest lectures at the School of Visual Arts in New York on strange tools and philosophy without text, and New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development on the topic of Jean Baudrillard and Radical Education which corresponds with his recently published co-authored book: Jean Baudrillard and Radical Education Theory: Turning Right to Go Left.
 
His peer-reviewed publications can be found in: The Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy [Revue de la philosophie française et de langue française], Adaptive Behavior, Visual Arts Research Journal, The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, Studies in Art Education, and the International Journal of Žižek Studies. By combining the fields of philosophy, art, and education, his work seeks to spark agency for students in the creative fields for social change and educative innovation.

Education

Ph.D: Indiana University Bloomington, IN, 2011 (Art Education & Philosophy of Education)

Masters of Arts: New York University 2003 (Art Education)

N/A: University of Potsdam Berlin,Germany, 2000 (German Cultural Studies)

Bachelor of Arts: State University of New York Geneseo, NY, 2000 (Art Studio)

Research and Practice Interests

Dr. Holland is a practicing artist and philosopher whose current research interests are: strange tools, philosophical inquiry methodologies, arts-based research, art & design teacher education, deconstruction, contemporary art, and critical theory. His conceptual art work The Habermas Machine was cited in James Rolling Jr.’s Arts-Based Research: A Primer, published in 2013 and was exhibited in 2015. He has recently given guest lectures at the School of Visual Arts in New York on strange tools and philosophy without text, and New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development on the topic of Jean Baudrillard and Radical Education which corresponds with his recently published co-authored book: Jean Baudrillard and Radical Education Theory: Turning Right to Go Left.

Positions and Work Experience

2011 -2016 Assistant Professor, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati

2011 -To Present Art & Design K-12 Licensure Director, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati

2006 -2011 Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Bloomington,IN

2018 -To Present Guest Professor, Institute for Art History | Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Karl-Franzens-University , University of Graz, Austria

2021 -To Present Graduate Director of Art & Design Education , College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati

2017 -To Present Associate Professor, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati

Research Support

Grant: #2211575 Investigators:Holland, Kristopher 07-01-2021 -06-30-2022 Ohio Arts Council Summer Institute for Educators: Digital Futures in Creative Education Role:PI 0.00 Hold Level:Ohio, State of

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Holland, K. & Kline, K (2021. ) Jean Baudrillard and Radical Education Theory: Turning Right to Go Left .

Feiten, E., Holland, K., Chemero, A., (2022. ) Scalar Symmetries and Strange Tools: Learning Analytics and Embodied Design as Techno-Cultural Confluence .International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, ,

Holland, K. (2022. ) Realms Without Totality: Lyotard’s Post, Rancièresque, and the Strange Tools of Paralogy .Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, ,

Feiten, E., Holland, K., Chemero, A. (2021. ) Doing philosophy with a water-lance: art and the future of embodied cognition .Adaptive Behavior, , 29 (1 ) ,

Feiten, E., Holland, K., Chemero, A (2020. ) Worlds Apart? Reassessing von Uexküll’s Umwelt in Embodied Cognition with Canguilhem, Merleau-Ponty, and Deleuze .Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy - Revue de la philosophie française et de langue française, , XXVIII (1 ) ,

Published Books

Holland, K. & Kline, K (2021. ) Jean Baudrillard and Radical Education Theory: Turning Right to Go Left .Boston , Brill-Sense Publishers

Book Chapter

Meera R., Strang, C., Vilinsky, I, Holland, K. (2022 ) Intersections of Neuroscience and Art Therapy Foundations in Art Therapy .

Holland, K (2022 ) Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Botanique: Undergoing Nature as a Pedagogy of Resistance to the Anthropocene Hothouse Archives IV .

Contact Information

kristopher.holland@uc.edu