Kris Rutten

     Kris Rutten


What is your main driver for doing research?

To develop a better understanding of what it implies to approach the human being as a ’symbol-using animal'.

Why do you believe that strengthening mental health is so important?

Because of its undeniable impact on an individual level and for society at large. 

How could research change the world?

By critically scrutinizing what it implies to change the world.

With whom outside academia did you already collaborate and achieved important results?

With Iedereen Leest (the Flemish Reading Association) and with De Krook - the new public library in Ghent and centre for culture, knowledge and innovation.



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