Benjamin Jörissen

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Jörissen

Chair Holder

UNESCO-Chair in Arts and Culture in Education

Bismarckstraße 1a
91054 Erlangen

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Jörissen is Full Professor of Education with a focus on Culture and Aesthetics and Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair in Arts and Culture in Education at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany). The Chair’s research aims to contribute to an understanding of the role of aesthetic, arts, and cultural education in a transforming and diverse world. Fields of work include the development of an educational aesthetic and media theory, empirical research in postdigital culture including several research projects on digitalization in arts education, as well as UNESCO-related and postcolonial perspectives. Jörissen, amongst others, is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, member of the UNESCO UNITWIN Network Arts Education Research for Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development, as well as a member of the German Council for Arts and Cultural Education (Rat für Kulturelle Bildung).