About Us

Centre of Applied Research for Art, Design and Technology

Innovation is often deemed a sign of progress and is the approach with which we tend to tackle the challenges of our time. However, innovation is not necessarily a good thing. Caradt deploys art, design and technology to explore possibilities in seeking a sustainable future. If an innovative solution does not make a sustainable contribution, we will not implement it. Attention to ethical practices is paramount. Caradt therefore invests, perhaps more heavily than other expertise centres, in research into these ethical issues and, through each of its research groups, aims to participate in and contribute to current discourse on major societal problems and the collective quest for new models for living. The starting point for this is our collective mission statement, shared by all research groups: to critically challenge ‘the natural order’ of things.