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Ruth Phillips


R.E. Phillips MEd
+31 71 527 2727

Shailoh Philips
Polymash media artist | researcher | activist | educator
Junior researcher in the Critical Making project

Originally trained in Anthropology, Philosophy and Cultural Analysis (University of Amsterdam, Humboldt University), Phillips has spent the past decade working in the field of digital media and design education, as well as cultivating a collaborative studio practice of cross-media projects and tinkering with electronics. She works along the interstices between digital/analogue, making/thinking, art/engineering, theory/practice, building interdisciplinary bridges. Her practice revolves around fostering playful forms of resistance and seeking out pressure points to act in the face of social inequalities and unfolding ecological disasters. In 2017, Phillips graduated from the MA Education in Arts and Design (Piet Zwart Institute). She currently teaches Hacking and Digital Crafts at Willem de Kooning Academy, and in the Design, Curating and Writing Master at the Design Academy Eindhoven. In the context of the Critical Making project, she investigates the limits and potential of criticality through pedagogical experiments in the Fabulous School of Octopy.


  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Academie der Kunsten

Work address

P.J. Veth
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden


  • Studio Babel atelier voor onderzoek, onderwijs en artistic practice
  • Stichting Studio Yalla program manager artist in residence for statushouders, co-founder and secretary
  • COC Amsterdam voorlichter seksuele diversiteit en gender identiteit / Coordinator LHBT en Vluchtelingen

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