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Extra Intra is a website by the editorial board of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie & Sandberg Instituut. It provides an overview of the academy's various intercurricular platforms, student initiatives & their events.
You can contribute to the calendar by submitting your events to share@rietveldacademie.nl

Upcoming Events
Submit your events to share@rietveldacademie.nl
 
Fri
24 May
2024
Not to exhibit but to...

“Not to exhibit but to...” the inaugural first year showcase of the Studio for Immediate Spaces program, inspired by the ethos of hosting as a counter-discursive practice, will take place at De KasKantine —an off-grid organization of sustainibility and community—Friday 24th of May.

Interlude
Fri
24 May
2024
Our roof out of lego

As kids, we want to reconnect with the primary needs of food, music and dance. In our early days we always wanted to grow up, and the more we grow up the more we feel this nostalgia and want to look back on our childhood.

Art and Research
Fri
24 May
2024
EXHIBITION: I wanna split up.

On the 24th of May, artists and researchers from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the University of Amsterdam are honoured to invite you to our opening of the exhibition and launch of the programme’s publication ‘I Wanna Split Up’.

 
Sat
25 May
2024
Artificial Times @ Het Hem: "It's not that far"

You are kindly invited for a 2-day spiral at Het HEM, organized by Artificial Times, the temporary department on AI and sound making at Sandberg Instituut. There will be performances, trained AI models, pop music, videos, mockumentaries, invisible sculptures, drinks, beverages, juices, cocktails, refreshments and pretty art.

 
Wed
29 May
2024
IMAGINING OTHER WORLDS

Join the students of DesignLab1 for the opening of the captivating exhibition “IMAGINING OTHER WORLDS”, delving into the landscapes of the Oeverlanden.

 
Thu
30 May
2024
AMSTERDAM ART WEEK X RIETVELD: CANOPY

We're proud to present 16 projects of emerging artists at Amsterdam Art Week. All participating artists graduated from the independent and internationally oriented art school in Amsterdam in the years 2021, 2022 and 2023. Together, they present multifaceted art works in various media such as ceramics, glass, photography, sculpture, video, sound work, and performance. The artists will show their work on the 1000 square-meters rooftop of one of the three academy buildings.

Ongoing
 
Sat
25 May
2024
Artificial Times @ Het Hem: "It's not that far"

You are kindly invited for a 2-day spiral at Het HEM, organized by Artificial Times, the temporary department on AI and sound making at Sandberg Instituut. There will be performances, trained AI models, pop music, videos, mockumentaries, invisible sculptures, drinks, beverages, juices, cocktails, refreshments and pretty art.

Art and Research
Fri
24 May
2024
EXHIBITION: I wanna split up.

On the 24th of May, artists and researchers from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the University of Amsterdam are honoured to invite you to our opening of the exhibition and launch of the programme’s publication ‘I Wanna Split Up’.

Eight Cubic Meters
Wed
24 Apr
2024
Yunkyung Kwon & Yunji Song: < Crevice, Aperture, Interstice >

With the development of digital dissemination, it has become easier for people to share their daily lives and expose themselves to social media. Even someone can photograph you or stalk your day easily. In the case of South Korea, digital crime cases, especially targeting women, are increasing rapidly, and the biggest social issue among them is hidden cameras.

Unsettling
Thu
11 Apr
2024
AS IF IN THAT MOMENT THE CITY EMBRACES WOMEN

Six sessions programmed by Arefeh Riahi. Open to the public.

This program is to raise greater critical awareness of the ongoing situation in Iran, and to provoke throughs on this great opportunity to imagine a society otherwise — not only in Iran by across the world. Furthermore, it is to support conversations and reflections on the role of imagination as resistance — imagination as a gesture that cannot be surveilled by state authorities.

Le Bateau
Sat
30 Mar
2024
De Walvis Participatory Worksite - Boat building

Welcome to De Walvis project !!
Every week you can sign for the next one and join us to build a beautiful whale boat at the Buurtwerkplaats Noorderhof

Students4Palestine
Mon
22 Jan
2024
Weekly Assembly

Join the weekly assembly in solidarity with Palestine on Tuesdays from 17:00 at the theory stairs. We will reflect upon the previous semester and visualise how we want to structure our assemblies this semester. All ideas and input is welcome and much appreciated!

Unsettling
Sat
1 Jul
2023
BLACK PRESENCE

For over 300 years, adults and children from various parts of Africa, were abducted and shipped across the Atlantic in inhuman conditions, by mostly Dutch slave traders, to the former Dutch colonies of Suriname and the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten. The indigenous peoples of the numerous Dutch colonies were not spared either. In Asia, enslaved people were traded to areas under the administration of the United East India Company (VOC). For generations, people were born into slavery. They were forced into space labour for their entire lives, serving the Dutch plantation owners.

Past
 
Thu
30 May
2024
AMSTERDAM ART WEEK X RIETVELD: CANOPY

We're proud to present 16 projects of emerging artists at Amsterdam Art Week. All participating artists graduated from the independent and internationally oriented art school in Amsterdam in the years 2021, 2022 and 2023. Together, they present multifaceted art works in various media such as ceramics, glass, photography, sculpture, video, sound work, and performance. The artists will show their work on the 1000 square-meters rooftop of one of the three academy buildings.

Unsettling
Thu
23 May
2024
AS IF IN THAT MOMENT THE CITY EMBRACES WOMEN: presentation/discussion

This project investigates the relationship between speech and action in relation to legal and/or cultural prohibitions on women, life and freedom in the public space. In collaboration with ten artists, a series of sound pieces are produced; a speculative narrative of a public art project, situated in/at specific sites in their respective cities —Tehran’s underground transport system and The Hague’s train/tram stations.

Garden Department
Wed
22 May
2024
Weeding @ the garden

We invite you to come Garden with Wednesday May 22nd from 10h-17h! It’s time to weed the beds so that we can sow carrots, beets and much more in the garden

 
Fri
17 May
2024
The Quilombo is in a Process: flight is organizing towards flight

An archival exhibition and a lecture. Solo graduation exhibition by Musoke Nalwoga.

Radio Aahaa
Thu
16 May
2024
Night Rider #8

Thursday May 16 from 22:00 at Echobox Radio
Keywords: house, fuzzy, spacious, room, echo, familiar
Image: ‘Moon Fish’ by Shaun Tan

Unsettling
Thu
16 May
2024
Screening: IMPASSE

Screening of IMPASSE, a film by Rahmaneh Rabani & Bahman Kiarostami.

Rietveld Sandberg Research
Thu
16 May
2024
Lecture by Tom Vandeputte: On the Concept of Critique

Tom Vandeputte will reflect on the concept of critique and its relation to the idea of an exit from an untenable situation, followed by a discussion with Marija Cetinić.

Student Council
Wed
15 May
2024
Migration of Foods

Come and share in culinary solidarity by cooking and writing manifestos together. In each workshop we will learn about the connections between food, culture and community, as we share meals and conversations together. The recipes and manifestos will be gathered and published in a collective zine.

Students4Palestine
Wed
15 May
2024
Art strike: Nakba-day

JOIN US for collective banner making from 10am on May 15! We protest at 2pm and join the “discussion table” together at 3pm

Student Council
Mon
13 May
2024
Queer Evening, Monday, May 13th

Hello cuties! Join us on the 13th of May from 18.30 for the Queeeeeer Evenings series, at the Sandberg Kitchen, 3rd Floor BC Building.

Library Talks
Fri
10 May
2024
Fading Ecologies /w Chanelle Adams

Coming Friday the Rietveld & Sandberg Library will host a workshop led by Chanelle Adams, in which we will engage multidisciplinary and embodied approaches to research through her work on ecocide, meditation, and ghosts.

BYOB
Fri
10 May
2024
BYOB fair 2024

bring your own book fair is back in town
10th of May 2024
11:00–20:00

Save the date and join us for the fourth edition of the bring your own book fair at Fred. Roeskestraat 96, Amsterdam

Interlude
Fri
10 May
2024
Interlude @ BYOB

COME EARLY, STAY LATE
20+ incredible contributors are participating to our musical melodious page turning public program taking place in the Rietveld gardens on Friday May 10 during BYOB fair 2024
come and listen from 15h onwards :

Cranberry Juice
Fri
10 May
2024
Publication Launch + Workshop

WORKSHOP: participants will be making their own male contraceptive ring! Led by Maxime Labrit, nurse and inventor of Androswatch -a « male » contraceptive device, and Stéphanie Dupin, leader of ENSP (European Network of Shared Contraception).

 
Thu
9 May
2024
The Sixth Island

Join us this coming Thursday for the opening of exhibition ‘The Sixth Island’!

 
Wed
8 May
2024
A Spring Sneeze!

a spring sneeze – an invitation – a exhibition

toitoitoi
Wed
8 May
2024
EDGING THE GROUND, LIKE THE SKIN OF A LOVER

Next toitoitoi workshop _EDGING THE GROUND, LIKE THE SKIN OF A LOVER_ will be led by alex blum!!

formerly known as
Mon
6 May
2024
point and snap

Monday May 6, 4:30 PM at the Rietveld Living Room,
Point and Snap and Bring your drafts
Business as usual, come read ask share try doubt listen drink tea… and *more* !
See u there

Motormond
Thu
25 Apr
2024
I FEEL LIKE MY ANCESTORS HAVE LEFT ME A 1000 VOICE NOTES TO DECIPHER

FEEL LIKE MY ANCESTORS HAVE LEFT ME A 1000 VOICE NOTES TO DECIPHER is a lecture that delves into Samboleap Tol’s artistic practice. Tol’s work is heavily inspired by indigenist animist offering practices from Cambodia and the wider Southeast Asian region. Ancestral veneration practices became important to her as a way to directly connect with her ancestors, whom she feels estranged from due to postcolonial displacement and brutality.

Unsettling
Thu
25 Apr
2024
Screening of "Profession: Documentarist"

In the situation of political, social and economic crisis of post 2009 election in Iran, seven independent woman documentary film makers talk about their personal and professional lives, concerns and challenges in a seven-part autobiographic film.

Student Council
Wed
24 Apr
2024
ORGA'

Orga' is a two-day program at the Rietveld Pavilion that engages with the education and organization of the cultural sector. Materializing from the challenges posed by capitalism, this event results from the urgent need for better studying and working conditions by overcoming precarity and marginalization.

Garden Department
Wed
24 Apr
2024
COME GARDEN WITH US

The Garden needs love and care! We hope you will join us in tending to the Garden, to prepare it for the upcoming warm season.

Unsettling
Tue
23 Apr
2024
De Ateliers x UNSETTLING: Jason Dodge & CAConrad

23 APRIL 2024
17—18:00
location :
de Ateliers, Stadhouderskade 86

Students4Palestine
Tue
23 Apr
2024
Screening: THE WAR WE DON’T SEE (2010) by John Pilger & Alan Lowery

Thought-provoking documentary on war propaganda: how governments manipulate the facts and how most media let them get away with it. WWI, Vietnam War, post-2001 Afghanistan, post-2003 Iraq, Palestine: a historical account of PR, embedded journalism, lies and cover-ups, but also of courageous journalists who disclose the truth. (imdb)

Student Council
Mon
22 Apr
2024
Queer Book Club

Our book club is back! We will be discussing the problems that considering literary subjects as "trauma porn" can create. How can “dark" literature be useful and highlight issues that can easily lead to censorship?

formerly known as
Mon
22 Apr
2024
Ivan Cheng @ FKA

Formerly Known As heartly invites you to our first guest teacher session of this semester: Monday 22.04 we meet as usual at 16:30 in the living room, but this time we will learn with and from Ivan Cheng.

Students4Palestine
Mon
22 Apr
2024
Lecture by Nagieb Khaja

Filmmaker, author and journalist Nagieb Khaja is giving a lecture about covering wars and conflicts the 22nd of April at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, theory stairs 11:00 AM.

Rietveld Sandberg Research
Fri
19 Apr
2024
Climate Imagenaries @ Sea Festival

The Climate Imaginaries at Sea coalition is excited to invite you to our upcoming festival in Amsterdam. An event for artistic and participatory research practices that speculate possible futures in and around water. Join us for an exciting week-long exploration with two exhibitions, an open studio day programme, the launch of the second issue of the Making Waves zine, a closing concert and more.

Student Council
Fri
19 Apr
2024
Sip & Share — Council Café

We want to have tea with you! Every Friday, we invite youth come into our office, for our open office hours; Sip & Share — Council Café.

 
Thu
18 Apr
2024
Public Talk by Artist Sameer Farooq

Studio for Immediate Spaces is thrilled to announce a public talk by artist and Rietveld alumnus Sameer Farooq.

Radio Aahaa
Thu
18 Apr
2024
Night Rider #7

Thursday April 18 from 22:00 at Echobox Radio
Keywords: turbulence, whirlpool, oxygen, rabbit, shadow
Image: Togyu Okumura - Naruto (1984)

Editorial Board
Thu
18 Apr
2024
Extra Intra Reader 3: Swallowed Like a Whole

Thursday 18 April
20:00-22:00
@ San Serriffe, Sint Annenstraat 30

Readings and performances by Pelumi Adejumo, Rots Brouwer and Rick Geene from 20:30

Unsettling
Thu
18 Apr
2024
Identity politics and the woman question

Zoom lecture by Setareh Shohadaei:

18 April 2024
17:00-19:00
Unsettlingbar

Rietveld Sandberg Research
Wed
17 Apr
2024
Art & Spatial Praxis: Plot(ting)

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of the publication of Plot(ting) on April 17th from 14:30 to 19:00, hosted at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Fedlev Building, Room FL101.

Students4Palestine
Tue
16 Apr
2024
Screening: INTRODUCTION TO THE END OF AN ARGUMENT (1990) by Elia Suleiman & Jayce Salloum

This highly kinetic tableaux of uprooted sights and sounds works most earnestly to expose the racial biases concealed in familiar images. Relying on valuable snippets from feature films such as “Exodus”, “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Black Sunday”, “Little Drummer Girl”, and network news shows, the filmmakers have constructed an oddly wry narrative, mimicking the history of Mid East politics. (imdb)

Library Talks
Mon
15 Apr
2024
Bitter Tongues #1

On Monday 15th April at 18.30, Bitter tongue(s) will host our launch evening of Performance and Poetry at the Rietveld and Sandberg Library. For Session #1 We are hosting S*an D. Henry-Smith, Cleo Tsw and Noise diva.
We hope to provoke a fruitful resonance of institutional and social discourse; to question the role of politics and language(s) in our academy — but also in our imaginations. These performances are focussed on channeling voices of resistance. Snacks and drinks will be provided, the program will end at 21.00

formerly known as
Mon
15 Apr
2024
free bible course

Next meeting Monday April 15 see you at 16:30 living room, same as always, everything and everyone welcome, writing try outs, xperiments let’s goooo

Interlude
Fri
12 Apr
2024
noiser x interlude

On Friday April 18 we invite you to “read, listen, do“ a reading and listening session by noisierr with ndmnk solutions.
We will depart from a text fragment from Michael Serres the Parasite in relation to noise.
Do not be afraid, this is the only reading group that does not demand any preparation! Just come by at 4:30

Students4Palestine
Fri
12 Apr
2024
Fundraiser for Palestine

On Friday 12th of April from 12pm onwards the gra.si.students4palestine assembly is organising a Fundraiser for Palestine. All profits generated will go directly to Sara Kanoa and her family to cross Rafah (gofundme).

Motormond
Thu
11 Apr
2024
USES OF THE EROTIC: embodiment, movement & philosophies of liberation

Drawing on Audre Lorde’s timeless essay ‘Uses of the Erotic’ Alexine Gabriela invites you to delve into the erotic. Western knowledge systems, tools of the imperialist and capitalist regime of the West, dissociate us from our bodies which means that we have lost touch with the truths that lie deeply within the body, within the erotic.

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Publications
5 Feb 2024
Editorial Board

Welcoming: toitoitoi & Interlude

Starting in the spring semester of 2024 are the 2 latest research platforms — toitoitoi and Interlude. They deal with performance and listening practices, respectively, and invite you to join them in the coming year:

18 Dec 2023
Editorial Board

TOWARDS NEW SCHOOLS - epistemic shifts in art and design education

'Towards New Schools' is an essay series published by the Editorial Board around recent epistemic shifts in art and design education in Northwestern Europe. Practitioners, researchers and teachers have been invited to reflect on the knowledge systems that shape educational programmes and the power structures they replicate.

18 Dec 2023
Editorial Board

1 open call, 18 proposals, 2 platforms

The editorial board was created in 2019 as a 5 year project part of the Quality Agreements. Its objective is to stimulate extracurricular, experimental and student driven education at the Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut. Set out to facilitate 13 educational platforms during that period through an annual open call, it has now entered what is possibly its last cycle.

11 Dec 2023
Editorial Board

Platforms yearly reflection report

Each year the editorial board publishes a report where the previous cohort of platforms reflect on their experiences. These continous conversations are meant to investigate what self-organised intercurricular education achieves inside of the academy, what challanges organisers and participants face, and what the editorial board can improve in the future.
You will find the reflection report for the academic year 2022-2023 here:

2 Oct 2023
Editorial Board

Last Open Call for Intercurricular Educational Platforms! - Round 5

Do you want to develop experimental education? Do you want to organise a research platform outside the structure of a department? Do you want to team up with students, teachers and workshops specialists from across the academy to explore a particular topic?

25 Sep 2023
Editorial Board

Welcoming: BYOB & Cranberry Juice

In these 2 videos the 2023 platforms introduce themselves & invite new participants:

16 Jun 2023
Editorial Board

1 Open Call, 13 Proposals, 2 Platforms

This was the editorial board’s fourth open call and we are very grateful to the students, tutors, alumni and workshop specialists who applied to run a platform. Thank you for the work and time you put into writing your applications. Each year the proposals pose complex and interesting research questions and exciting content, and this year we were particularly impressed by their professionalism and ambitious nature.

14 May 2023
Editorial Board

Platform event 2023 @ Perdu

Recap: on May 10, four student-led research platforms held their annual public presentation event, at Perdu in Amsterdam.

20 Apr 2023
Editorial Board

Extra Intra Reader #2: A Slight Breath - PDF

Thank you to everyone who came to the publication launch at San Serriffe on March 30 and got a paper copy of the reader!
Since the physical publication is now running low in numbers it has also been made available as a PDF here. Click to download >>

14 Feb 2023
Editorial Board

Open Call for Intercurricular Educational Platforms - Round 4

Do you want to develop experimental education? Do you want to organise a research platform outside the structure of a department? Do you want to team up with students, teachers and workshops specialists from across the academy to explore a particular topic?
The Editorial Board is looking for two new intercurricular platforms to start in September 2023.

6 Feb 2023
Olya Korsun, Anastasija Kiake & Katherina Gorodynska

TO NOSE. FROM NOSE.

Dear Olya,

I’m writing you a letter from my nose, in the sense that I depart and arrive from the nose and to the nose as I nose. My point is that I have traveled far, but I know that the place of my face that is the “I” where my story unfolds and folds in a void of not-knowing is a song of home-coming too as the paradox of leaving and the impossibility to leave within the breathing time walking upon the soils of the earth bordered by law and tongues drawn and woven into streams of images and semantics. We have known each other for a few months now and one of the things that connect us is the impossibility of speech and the perpetual trying, trying, and trying.

16 Dec 2022
Editorial Board

The Editorial Board for Intercurricular Programmes is looking for three new members (3 positions of 10 hours per month) from February 2023

We are looking for:

1 bachelor student
1 master student
1 member of non-teaching staff / workshop specialist

5 Dec 2022
Editorial Board

Quality Agreements, half-time platform reflections

The Quality Agreements is a funding plan which allows student-driven research platforms to run for 5 years. In 2022, now that half of that time has passed, we are sharing 2 anonymous reports with reflections from the platforms that have existed so far. Here, organizers and participants describe the challenges and rewards of running a platform, what they have learned, and what they would like future initiatives to know.

24 Oct 2022
Editorial Board

Welcoming: Bread Oven, Motormond, Material Monopolies & Crip the Curriculum

In these 4 videos the 2022 platforms introduce themselves & invite new participants:

12 Jul 2022
Editorial Board

1 Open Call, 12 Proposals, 4 Platforms, 3 Website Projects

To all of those who responded to our third Open Call we extend a huge thank you. It was a great pleasure to spend time thinking through and discussing your proposals, and we are grateful for the time and attention you took in applying. It is always rewarding to read about what broad and compelling work is being done around the academy, and it gives us a valuable insight in to what topics and urgencies students are currently working and thinking with.

In this round the decision making process was a challenging one, and we had long discussions in order to come to a final selection. We appreciate the commitment and consideration given to the proposed topics and questions, and are happy that they provoked discussion amongst the board members. We always encourage those who were unsuccessful to join our feedback sessions, and, if suitable, to apply again next round, which will be in the Spring of 2023.

15 Jun 2022
Editorial Board

Event: Crossfade: Sonic Somatics

On 18th May 2022, the Editorial Board organised an event at OT301 in collaboration with the Embodied Knowledge Bureau and aux).

These two student-led research platforms used the occasion to share their research around sound and listening practices, and embodied knowledge and cognition, with an audience. The programme included a listening session by aux); a conversation between the founders and participants of EKB where they shared some of the theoretical context and personal backdrop that drove their research; and a deep listening session and workshop with Liane and Micaela Turk, where the audience was led through breath and movement exercises to a soundtrack of deep techno.

24 Mar 2022
Editorial Board

Open Call for Intercurricular Educational Platforms - Round 3

Do you want to develop experimental education? Do you want to organise a research platform outside the structure of a department? Do you want to team up with students, teachers and workshops specialists from across the academy to explore a particular topic? The Editorial Board is looking for four new intercurricular platforms to start in September 2022. Please send your proposal before April 26!

7 Feb 2022
Werker Collective

Weaving Counter-Archives 1: ON ART WORKER RIGHTS

This article presents a sequence of conversation transcripts from the making of Textiles of Resistance: Growing, Weaving, Printing, Archiving, a project initiated by Werker Collective with Gleb Maiboroda & studio bonbon at Sonsbeek 20-24, an art manifestation in Arnhem, the Netherlands, exploring the complex labour relations and inequalities that show who is (un)seen, who is (in)dispensable, who is seemingly worth our applause, and who is fawningly silent.

12 Jan 2022
naira nigrelli & lila bullen-smith

Tools of Relations

the last few years have seen art academies across the netherlands lurch from one crisis to another, suspended in a constant state of crisis-management. the responses have varied across, and within, academies, but a closer look reveals a number of root causes that contribute to the issues rife within our art academies. these issues are difficult to address on a micro, per-academy level, through short-lived instagram accounts, or in moments of rupture and crisis. they need to be addressed through sustained, ongoing efforts - in alliance, together. this is already happening in a myriad of ways, and our project - ‘tools of relation’ - seeks to create a commons of these efforts. to create a living archive of these conversations, actions, interventions, conflicts, resolutions, and alliances.

3 Dec 2021
Editorial Board

Symposium: Disloyal to the Structure - on platforms as experimental art education

On November 30 the Editorial Board of Intercurricular Programmes at Rietveld/Sandberg held a symposium on the urgency of experimental forms of art education and the possibilities they offer in shaping future educational structures, practices and discourses.

23 Sep 2021
Lynn Berger

Context matters: A conversation with Elisa van Joolen and Anouk Beckers

We are so invested, many of us, in the idea of ownership. I came up with this design, so it is mine; I paid for this bag, so I own it. Upon this foundation, capitalism is built: we buy and we sell, we own and disown, and goods circulate from one owner to the next. But what does it mean, really, to own something? Can something ever really be ours? Might there be other ways, besides individual ownership, to relate to objects? And if so, what would that mean for our systems of production and consumption?

21 Sep 2021
Editorial Board

The Editorial Board for Intercurricular Programmes is looking for three members from October 2021

We are looking for:
1 master student
1 member of teaching staff
1 member of non-teaching staff / workshop specialist

22 Jun 2021
Agustina Woodgate, Freja Kir

Platform Alliances #1 Tools

What are the tools for alliances? How do we establish solidarity networks? Can a model of practice and form of governance be considered as a work of art? And what does it mean to publish/make public in a platform framework?

18 Jun 2021
Aimée Theriot-Ramos, Alex Harris, Constanza Castagnet, Luca Soudant, Margaux Koch

Voice, sound, technology and binaries: an audio essay featuring Sasha Geffen

We, a group of five, came together because of a mutual interest in sound. We are interested in how we listen and how sound is being used in its own materiality to foster experimental and border-crossing ways of making and thinking. At the end of 2020, we started a small online reading group where each one of us proposed a book they wanted to read. One of them was Sasha Geffen’s book Glitter up the Dark, which explores the intersections of gender, pop culture, the body, and technology. We reached out to Sasha and asked if they would be interested in collaborating with us. The following audio is composed by a mix of excerpts from their book, Sasha’s own voice, songs, samples, and voices from our friends.

7 Jun 2021
Editorial Board

1 Open Call, 11 Proposals, 3 Reflections, 2 Platforms

We would like to express a wholehearted thank you to those who responded to our second Open Call. We received 11 proposals in all and take great pride and pleasure that so many students, teachers and workshop specialists presented us with diverse and stimulating visions for the future of art education.

With the following reflections we offer you a synopsis of the proposals, an overview of the topics they addressed and aspects of their research that we found to be exciting. The Editorial Board is sincerely grateful to those who applied, and eager to focus on facilitating the two new initiatives we have selected as well as supporting other promising proposals in carrying out a section of their programme.

10 May 2021
Micaela Terk

Embodied Learning Lexicon: B is for Breath

In a culture that persistently lures towards a distrust of what cannot be seen, our physical reality is becoming increasingly invisible. This text reflects on one of the most basic, yet important, factors of our physicality: breath. I will examine the phenomenological and ecological implications of a culture that too often takes breath for granted, and ask: What can a pandemic which targets the lungs teach about a cultural relationship with grief?

19 Apr 2021
Editorial Board

(closed) Open Call: Intercurricular Educational Platforms - round 2

The editorial board invites students, teachers and workshop specialists from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie to team up for two semesters and create an intercurricular educational platform. The Quality Agreements 2019-2024 budget offers the possibility to support new educational platforms in the upcoming years. Three new platforms will start in September 2021, focusing on one of the following topics: ecology, future commons, embodiment, relationality, the future of materialisation, future pedagogy, future art and design economies, technology, future philosophy, future feminisms or future politics.

15 Apr 2021
Naomi Credé

All around me's twisting, twisting

All around me's twisting, twisting draws from past research undertaken by Rosie Haward and Naomi Credé around embodiments of dizziness and giddiness, focusing on the affects, histories and political potential these sensations give rise to. Dizziness or giddiness can alter our spatial, temporal and bodily relation to the world, and result in feelings of disorientation.

10 Dec 2020
Editorial Board

1 Open Call, 21 Proposals, 5 Reflections, 3 Platforms

1. A sincere thank you to everyone who responded to our Open Call!

With these reflections the editorial board wants to express a sincere thank you to everyone who has responded to our Open Call. We have received 21 proposals and feel honored that students, teachers as well as workshop specialists teamed-up and shared their thoughts and ambitions with us. The 21 proposals present a substantial collection of visions for a future of (art) education.

With these reflections we want to present a synopsis, highlight trends and share aspects we have signaled in the 21 proposals, as well as announce the 3 proposals we have selected. The editorial board feels proud and humble and will focus on facilitating these 3 new initiatives, as well as looking for ways to encourage and possibly support the other proposals in another manner.

4 Oct 2020
Editorial Board

(closed) Open Call: Intercurricular Programmes

Future Practices is the title of the multi-year framework from which the editorial board works in the coming years. The framework is in line with discussions previously held by the editorial board: where is the potential of the intercurricular programs in relation to future art and design education? What does studio practice and material research look like in the future and what role do the workshops play in this? How are students prepared for a field that is constantly evolving? How do they want to manifest themselves after their studies? Future practices concerns students and teachers from all departments as well as workshop specialists.

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