Border Encyclopedia is commissioned by the Research Centre for Arts, Autonomy and Public Sphere (Zuyd University). It is an initiative of ITEM (Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility) and executed by the Institute of Cartopology and Dear Hunter.

During the project, various workshops are organised in which (mostly) students take part. An expert meeting halfway the project provides an outside view and helps moving in the right direction. Our gratitude goes out to our advisors, to the experts, to all participating students and to the universities willing to cooperate: Zuyd University (Maastricht/The Netherlands), RWTH Aachen University (Aachen/Germany), Aalto University (Helsinki/Finland) and Fontys University (Venlo/The Netherlands).

Project team

Marlies Vermeulen (Dear Hunter, Institute of Cartopology), Remy Kroese (Dear Hunter)

Advisory team

Ruth Benschop, Ties van de Werff (Zuyd University), Hildegard Schneider (ITEM)

External experts

Henk van Houtum, Vincent Peijnenburg, Leonie Cornips, Carolin Stapenhorst, Andrea Alberto Dutto, Alena Kamenshchikova, Djoeke van Netten, Riccardo Palma, Chiara Occelli (expert meeting), Igor Dekkers (technical assistance), Petra Vroomen (graphic design)


Theo Vantomme, Hannah Bosland, Omid Kheirabadi (Zuyd University/Euregio Meuse-Rhine), Nele Ridderskamp, Kim Tran, Shijia Zhuo, Marie Enders (RWTH Aachen University/Euregio Meuse-Rhine), Marjolein van der Loo, Ya-Yu Tseng, Else Lagerspetz (Aalto University/Euregio HELTAL), Iryna Liskovska, Judith Reijnders, Luise Bæk, Merve Tatli, Niklas Meisel, Shirley Peters, Andrea Jelinek (Fontys University/Euregio Rhein-Maas-Nord)