Sebastian Olma Professor | Avans University of Applied Sciences
Sebastian Olma is an Amsterdam-based author, critic, and sometime consultant with a critical view on creative industries policies. He is Professor of Autonomy at CARADT (Centre of Applied Research for Art, Design & Technology) at Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda/Den Bosch, The Netherlands. Trained in a variety of social sciences and humanities at universities in Germany, the US, and Great Britain, he holds a PhD in cultural sociology from Goldsmiths, University of London. He’s held research positions at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the University of Amsterdam and is an advisor to the Dutch Council for Culture. His recent books include In Defence of Serendipity: For a Radical Politics of Innovation (Repeater 2016) and Art and Autonomy: Past, Present, Future (V2_ 2018).