Virtual and Mixed Reality Applications- Project “VR for Diversity”

VR for Diversity- Shifting Perspectives through interactive Virtual Reality

VR holds great potential for cultural events and institutions, like museums or festivals. The aim of this project is to understand how related VR installations, by combining storytelling and presence experiences, might instigate reflection and attitude change, and affect users’ view on diversity. We will conduct related experiments, but also develop and attractive VR experience that can be presented by our industry partners at festivals and other cultural gatherings.

Funded by:


Principal Investigator: Mirjam Vosmeer, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
VU consortium: Tilo Hartmann, Miguel Barreda

Research partners:
• Hogeschool van Amsterdam
• Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
• Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Business partners:
• WeMakeVR
• IJsfontein
• &Samhoud media
• UC 360
• The Virtual Dutchmen
• Submarine Channel

Network partners:
• VR Days Europe (VR conference)
• Bostheater (VR regie)
• Net als in de Film (VR scenario)
• VR Base (VR Hub@Marineterrein)

Professional associations:
• Interactieve Producenten Nederland
• Federatie Dutch Creative Industries
• ARDIN (Association for Interactive Digital Narratives)