Rietveld Sandberg Research

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Critical InquiryTom 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.

The Philosophy Seminars of the spring-summer semester will focus on George Bataille’s writings on animals and animality.

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Art & Spatial Praxis – Climate Imaginaries at SeaThe 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. Take a look at the programme below and get your free tickets here: eventix.shop/kuaujj4j

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apr '24
Join us for an afternoon with talks, performances, bites and drinks

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.

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Critical Inquiry – Research CaféThis year's research seminar with Tom Vandeputte returns to the question how critique may be understood today. We consider the history of the concept, tracing its key transformations and reinterpretations over the course of the twentieth century, and discuss what it might mean to think of critique as a ‘theoretical practice’. Special attention will be paid to the negativity at stake in critical inquiry, as well as the question how we might understand its inventive and imaginative elements.

The Philosophy Seminars of the spring-summer semester will focus on George Bataille’s writings on animals and animality.

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mar '24
How to prepare for Third Cycle in Artistic Research

TARR – Research CaféWhat follows a Master of Fine Arts when one desires further development in one’s education as artist? How to become aware of what a potential PhD (or equivalent) in the Arts mail entail, and for whom may this represent a suitable trajectory? The session consists of a short introduction to the different possibilities to choose from when pursuing a Third cycle in education in the Arts in the Netherlands (including insights into prospective collaborations with institutions abroad). This entails highlighting the differences between the formal degrees entitled Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Professional Doctorate (PD) and the Rietveld’s own Creator Doctus (CrD).

This three-part program aims to explore anxieties surrounding human-animal relations, as depicted in 20th-century genre-fiction movies. We will watch and discuss three films together, each selected to represent specific anxieties expressed through cinema, either directly or metaphorically. Each session is open to all students, staff, graduates and friends of Sandberg and Rietveld.

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The Philosophy Seminars of the spring-summer semester will focus on George Bataille’s writings on animals and animality.

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Critical InquiryThe Philosophy Seminars of the spring-summer semester will focus on George Bataille’s writings on animals and animality.

This three-part program aims to explore anxieties surrounding human-animal relations, as depicted in 20th-century genre-fiction movies. We will watch and discuss three films together, each selected to represent specific anxieties expressed through cinema, either directly or metaphorically. Each session is open to all students, staff, graduates and friends of Sandberg and Rietveld.

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feb '24
Workshop and Lecture Series by the Research Fellows 2020/2021

This three-part program aims to explore anxieties surrounding human-animal relations, as depicted in 20th-century genre-fiction movies. We will watch and discuss three films together, each selected to represent specific anxieties expressed through cinema, either directly or metaphorically. Each session is open to all students, staff, graduates and friends of Sandberg and Rietveld.

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feb '24
until mar 8
A series of screenings and discussions on ecology, environment and cinema

Critical Inquiry – Green ScreensThis three-part program aims to explore anxieties surrounding human-animal relations, as depicted in 20th-century genre-fiction movies. We will watch and discuss three films together, each selected to represent specific anxieties expressed through cinema, either directly or metaphorically. Each session is open to all students, staff, graduates and friends of Sandberg and Rietveld.

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Research CaféIn this seminar we will discuss the question of how collective an artistic practice is, and how much of the artistic process is a shared conversation with other makers both human and beyond-human. We will discuss a number of collaborative artistic practices which challenge the notion of authorship while simultaneously producing distinct artistic voices. We will also engage in a collective experiment together.

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13
jan '24
Movements at the Margins of Public Space

To kick off the year 2024, we are happy to invite you to join us for the book launch of 'The City as Anthology: Movements at the Margins of Public Space' by Mariken Overdijk on 13 January at 3pm, at Zone2Source, Amstelpark, Glass Pavilion.

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jan '24
Formulating a Research Question

Art & Spatial Praxis – Research CaféHow to move from a general topic of interest to a topic of inquiry? And how to narrow your topic of inquiry to a research question? Research questions are the questions you answer in or through your work. These questions give structure to your work. The questions you ask are related to the research you do and the work you want to create. During this seminar, you aim to move from a general topic of interest to a more (or less) specified and framed research question that will help you structure your thinking, doing, making and researching.

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dec '23

Algorithmic Cultures – Research CaféWe will explore the theoretical foundations of AI, delving into the intricate process of training AI models and understanding their underlying mechanisms. Through a hands-on approach, attendees will learn to craft prompts that resonate with AI applications, both text and image based, fostering a dialogue that can yield insightful text and evocative imagery as well as aid research practices. The session will have a generative approach, focusing on free to use applications. The goal is to use these tools as starting points for art making, design and research. Please bring your laptop as well as a notebook and pen.

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dec '23

Algorithmic CulturesWith Flavia Dzodan, Arif Kornweitz, Femke Herregraven, Mariana Fernández, Zachary Formwalt, Roosje Klap and Benjamin Schoonenberg.

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dec '23
until dec 7
A programme by Flavia Dzodan, head of the Research group on Algorithmic Cultures

Algorithmic CulturesWeek on Algorithmic Cultures is an introduction to the research group on Algorithmic Cultures. Algorithmic cultures refer to the dynamic and reciprocal relationship between algorithms and both human and non-human societies. We examine not only how algorithms are informed by and embedded within cultural norms, values, institutions, and behaviors but also how they, in turn, actively shape these dimensions. As algorithmic processes increasingly blur the boundaries of everyday life, they significantly influence the ways in which individuals and communities interact, engage with, and transform knowledge and culture. We share an interest in researching how algorithmic mediation can redefine power dynamics, ethical considerations, and the construction of reality itself.

Note that for the workshop by Enrique Gutierrez and Research Cafe you have to sign-up via the link attached.

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dec '23
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16
nov '23
Interviewing for facts - Journalism as a research tool and language

Research CaféResearch Café is an informal seminar series where you can learn more about various research methodologies from different senior researchers at Rietveld and Sandberg. We start the series on November 16th with Gabrielle Kennedy. She will talk about 'Interviewing for facts - Journalism as a research tool and language'. The essential skill of journalism is knowing how to conduct compelling interviews, and how to engage with subjects. Every strong journalist brings a unique sensitivity to an interview which is ultimately what will create an original tone of voice and lend work a unique atmosphere.

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nov '23
Exhibited works, workshops and performances by the research fellows of 2022/2023

Fellows 22/23Curves of Inquiry is a Gerrit Rietveld Academie initiative that showcases the findings of nine artist-researchers who completed a fellowships trajectory in the previous academic year. Each of these projects is carried out in close collaboration with a department of the Rietveld Academie or Sandberg Instituut to foster relationships between educational programs, research activities, and societal issues.

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Art & Spatial Praxis – Climate Imaginaries at SeaArtists from each of the Climate Imaginaries at Sea Artistic Research Studios will be presenting work as part of the Warming Up Culture Route during the annual We Are Warming Up Festival at Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam from the 30th of October to the 5th of November.

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Algorithmic CulturesUnionizing the Speculative is an informal gathering that invites precarious cultural workers whose value of labor is likely to be challenged under the influence of generative AI. Participants will explore the collective strategy of advocacy through Speculoos biscuits containing AI-generated images.

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oct '23
until jan 26
A lecture series on algorithmic hauntologies

Algorithmic CulturesThe series attempts to theorize an algorithmic hauntology, drawing on Jacques Derrida's notions around the spectral remnants of persistent and recurrent cultural artefacts that are encoded into technologies. If Carl Linnaeus defined the way we have codified nature through the publication of his foundational "Systema Naturae", what would a "Systema Algoritmus" entail?

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TARRThe research group Third cycle in Artistic Research at the Rietveld (TARR) hosts participants both internal and external to the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (GRA) and the Sandberg Instituut (SI), under the coordination of Senior Researcher Paula Albuquerque. It focuses on methodical discussions about artistic research and learning skills for Third cycle candidates and other advanced researchers who are preparing a PhD, a PD or a CrD. The participating researchers will discuss their process and share materials by way of a public presentation and by exhibiting in the space to exchange knowledge and experiences.

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oct '23
with a performative salt-resistant bite by the Brackish Collective

Art & Spatial Praxis – Climate Imaginaries at SeaOn Thursday October 5, we would like to welcome you to Müge Yilmaz’s lecture on salt and the effects of salinization on Earth. The Research Group Art & Spatial Praxis (LASP) has invited Yilmaz to partner on the Materiality research studio of the Climate Imaginaries at Sea project. During her lecture, Yilmaz will delve into one of the immediate consequences of rising sea levels and ground subsidence: saline water entering flows of sweet water and soil. Before her lecture, you can experience a performative salt-resistant bite by the Brackish Collective. Earlier that day, you also can attend a workshop by the Brackish Collective.

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The Gerrit Rietveld Academie, in collaboration with Roma Publications, the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst and the Van Abbemuseum, published a publication about the work of artist Yael Davids. This publication unfolds as a workbook along two different exhibitions: A Daily Practice at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2020) and One Is Always a Plural at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2021).

The research group Critical Inquiry hosts 'Green Screens: Xenoecologies', a series of screenings and discussions on ecology, environment and cinema, taking a closer look at imaginaries of ecologies from beyond Earth’s ecosystems. In this session, we will watch Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), a science fiction film directed by Philip Kaufman.

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Fellows 22/23Join us on Saturday May 13 for a lecture by Alaa Abu Asad (artist researcher and Fellow at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie’s Lectoraat Art & Spatial Praxis) during the programme of Kunstfort x TXT: Cross Stitch.

Research Café is an informal seminar series where you can learn more about various research methodologies from different senior researchers from Rietveld Sandberg Research. These seminars are open to all students, staff, tutors, and alumni of the Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Instituut.

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The research group Critical Inquiry hosts 'Green Screens: Xenoecologies', a series of screenings and discussions on ecology, environment and cinema, taking a closer look at imaginaries of ecologies from beyond Earth’s ecosystems. In this session, we will watch Prospect (2018), a low-budget (big impact) science fiction film directed by Zeek Earl & Chris Caldwell.

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Critical Inquiry – Green ScreensThe research group Critical Inquiry hosts 'Green Screens: Xenoecologies', a series of screenings and discussions on ecology, environment and cinema, taking a closer look at imaginaries of ecologies from beyond Earth’s ecosystems.

The research group Critical Inquiry hosts 'Green Screens: Xenoecologies', a series of screenings and discussions on ecology, environment and cinema, taking a closer look at imaginaries of ecologies from beyond Earth’s ecosystems. For this first screening in the Xenoecologies series on Tuesday 25th April, we will be watching Starship Trooper (1997), directed by Paul Verhoeven.

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apr '23
A workshop by Enrique Gutiérrez on how to apply algorithmic image creation with deep learning techniques for artists and creatives

Algorithmic CulturesThis workshop is designed for artists and creatives alike who are interested in exploring the use of stable diffusion and generative adversarial networks to enhance their work or creative pipeline. Hosted by: the Artificial Intelligence Research Cell at Sandberg Instituut.

Research Café is an informal seminar series where you can learn more about various research methodologies from different senior researchers from Rietveld Sandberg Research. These seminars are open to all students, staff, tutors, and alumni of the Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Instituut.

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Art & Spatial Praxis – Climate Imaginaries at SeaThe coalition Climate Imaginaries at Sea invites you to Studio Encounters on Water, a two­ day event filled with workshops, presentations, talks and pod reading sessions where you can learn more about what we’ve done, where we are going and how you can be part of it.

Research Café is an informal seminar series where you can learn more about various research methodologies from different senior researchers from Rietveld Sandberg Research. These seminars are open to all students, staff, tutors, and alumni of the Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Instituut.

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mar '23
Sam Keogh talks Fortnite, with screening of The Island

Public Sandberg presents its monthly series of talks—PUBLIC SEWER—where guests are invited to speak about the strange things building up in the margins of their creative practices. For our fifth edition, we’re very excited to welcome artist Sam Keogh, to speak about Fortnite and present a screening of his work, The Island.

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Journalism HubYou are cordially invited to the conference 'In Search of Money' on March 29, 17:00-19:00 hrs at the Rietveld Academie.

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mar '23
until may 13
Workshop and Lecture Series by the Research Fellows 2022/2023

Fellows 22/23In the Fellows-in-Process series the research fellows of the Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut 2022/2023 will share their process and findings with students and the Rietveld community at large. The series aims to aid interaction, while engendering meaningful conversations between the fellows, students and teachers of both institutes. To that end, events are open to Rietveld and Sandberg students and teachers. Below you can find all workshops. Note that for some workshops you have to sign up.

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mar '23
Publication launch 'Portraits of Mingling: Henrick de Keyserplein'

Art & Spatial Praxis – Henrick de KeyserpleinSandberg students Paulina Martínez Marín, Ilya Lindhout and Mayomi Basnayaka will present their artistic research and publication made by on their project around the Henrick de Keijserplein in Amsterdam. The Rietveld Sandberg research group Art & Spatial Praxis, SIS (Studio for Immediate Spaces) Master’s programme at the Sandberg Instituut and the Municipality of Amsterdam collaborated in the development of this plan area in Amsterdam Stadsdeel Zuid.

Research Café is an informal seminar series where you can learn more about various research methodologies from different senior researchers from Rietveld Sandberg Research. These seminars are open to all students, staff, tutors, and alumni of the Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Instituut.

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feb '23
Graduation Book Launch

Public Sandberg presents Public Sewer 4: Graduation Book Launch Edition, where we will launch Sandberg Instituut’s Graduation Publication for 2022—titled The Salmon of Knowledge, the first in a new series of publications—featuring works of and essays about graduating students, and made in collaboration with Our Polite Society and photographers Sander van Wettum and Tom Philip Janssen.

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feb '23

We continue scouting the peripheries of Ecological Imaginaries with a series of seminars conducted by the filmmaker and Critical Studies research fellow Olya Korsun. This time we will attempt to defy ‘the regimes of emptiness’ imposed on deserts and their inhabitants by 'industrialized subjectivities and exploitative authorities searching for and in need of so-called "empty" places to be "filled" through occupation, extraction, mining, production, and accumulation.’ (Samia Henni)

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feb '23

Algorithmic Cultures"Deterritorializing Intelligence is part of a series of events, meetings, symposia and public lectures in the frame of the ongoing Creator Doctus research of Femke Herregraven, which circumnavigates the historical, material and epistemological conditions of artificial intelligence. On this occasion, Femke invites students to her studio where she will engage in a ping pong dialogue with her supervisor Flavia Dzodan about the topics of their research involving AI, algorithms and computational technologies. This open studio moment will offer a glimpse into their research interests, methodologies and approaches to work in the context of their practice and their shared path at Sandberg Instituut".

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feb '23
Expanded Publishing for Practice-Based Research

Art & Spatial PraxisIn research publications, more often than not media production—be it audiovisual or any other form of artistic practice that isn’t writing—is still seen as somehow inferior; mere support material. A figure that accompanies the text, the main act, and that would fail to be considered as a form of research itself. Producing, distributing and consuming media is not about illustrating previously existing research or knowledge, but about doing things: working with media is actively doing research. In this sense, we should try and facilitate both tools and means for practitioners of this practice-based research, currently not or at least underrepresented in the publishing industries. To put it concisely: what is the role of publishing within practice-based research?

Critical InquiryWe continue scouting the peripheries of ecological imaginaries with a series of seminars conducted by the filmmaker and Critical Studies research fellow Olya Korsun. This time we delineate the field where crises of ecology, human imagination and mental health meet.

Research Café is an informal seminar series where you can learn more about various research methodologies from different senior researchers from Rietveld Sandberg Research. These seminars are open to all students, staff, tutors, and alumni of the Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Instituut.

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Research Café is an informal seminar series where you can learn more about various research methodologies from different senior researchers from Rietveld Sandberg Research. These seminars are open to all students, staff, tutors, and alumni of the Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Instituut.

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dec '22
Keep your mind in the gutter.™

Public Sandberg presents its monthly series of talks—PUBLIC SEWER—where guests are invited to speak about the strange things building up in the margins of their creative practices. For our third edition, we’re very excited to welcome Mehmet Süzgün, artist and author, who will be speaking about Yaoi, and Yana Foqué, director of Kunstverein, who will be speaking about Rocks.

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Critical InquiryThis year, Critical Studies research fellow Olya Korsun organises a series of seminars to collectively map out and question the contours and layers of ecological imaginaries through the study of eco-critical theory and experimental/queer/world cinema.

Research Café is an informal seminar series where you can learn more about various research methodologies from different senior researchers from Rietveld Sandberg Research. These seminars are open to all students, staff, tutors, and alumni of the Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Instituut.

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Fellows Exhibit is a Rietveld Sandberg initiative that showcases the findings of nine artist-researchers who completed a fellowships trajectory in the past academic year. Each of these projects is carried out in close collaboration with a department of the Sandberg Instituut or the Rietveld Academie to foster relationships between educational programs, research activities, and societal issues.

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Keep your mind in the gutter: S*an D. Henry-Smith talks Hunter x Hunter and Daniel de Paula talks DJ Screw.

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nov '22
Time observing, hopping and freezing

Critical InquiryThis year, Critical Studies research fellow Olya Korsun organises a series of seminars to collectively map out and question the contours and layers of ecological imaginaries through the study of eco-critical theory and experimental/queer/world cinema.

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nov '22
until may 11

Research Café is an informal seminar series where you can learn more about various research methodologies from different senior researchers from Rietveld Sandberg Research. These seminars are open to all students, staff, tutors, and alumni of the Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Instituut.

Research Café is an informal seminar series where you can learn more about various research methodologies from different senior researchers from Rietveld Sandberg Research. These seminars are open to all students, staff, tutors, and alumni of the Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Instituut.

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oct '22
until nov 1
A workshop by research fellow Wael el Allouche

Algorithmic CulturesKnowledge is a space, an abstract space where data points are collected, they form clusters of possible relations. AI, ML or NN have a way of finding connections within a dataset. It finds a solution or answers from a dataset. Data is an abstract term, but it can be as tangible as we like it to be.

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Keep your mind in the gutter. Flavia Dzodan talks Godzilla & Kaiju & Philip Coyne talks Bigfoot and other green men.

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Jeroen Boomgaard has led LAPS (Research Institute for Art and Public Space) for 19 years of its existence and has established a strong foundation for artistic research at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut. For over 19 years he has facilitated and strengthened countless relationships between (international) educational institutions, artists, researchers, commissioners and developers, operating in the realms of artistic research and art in public space. To commemorate Jeroen's achievements, we will say farewell with a symposium on some of the topics he has pursued throughout his career.

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sep '22
Inaugural Lecture Patricia de Vries

Art & Spatial PraxisProfessor Patricia de Vries will present her inaugural lecture at the start of the academic year 2022–2023. In this lecture, she will elaborate on the research area of ​​LAPS, that will be expanded to ‘LAPS/The City’ in the coming years.

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may '22
On the Aesthetics, Politics and Philosophy of Preparing for Dystopia

Art & Spatial PraxisJoin us on Monday 23 May 2022 from 16.00-18.30 at Rietveld Academie's Theory Stairs for presentations and discussions on the imagination of the end times in art, design, architecture, and philosophy. For students, teachers, alumni and all interested people.

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Please join us in the Rietveld/Sandberg library next week, Tuesday 17 May—for a playful writing workshop focused engaging with language, material, categorisation and storytelling—hosted by Toni Brell and Naomi Credé.

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Critical InquiryPlease join us on Thursday, April 28, from 17.00-18.30, for brief presentations by the recipients of the "Ecological Imagination” stipends.

The Research Cafe is a space to support research projects led by students at Sandberg Instituut. Each session revolves around a specific theme and text related to Artificial Intelligence that we use as a starting point for discussions on the topic. The idea behind the research cafe is to discuss different approaches and understandings to the session’s theme. It is meant as a moment to share “unfinished thinking”. That is, a process of exploring and expanding the possibilities of open-ended research.

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mar '22
until may 10
Lecture & workshop series by the 2021/2022 Research Fellows

The research fellowship project is an initiative for artists, designers, theorists and other makers. It aims to facilitate and support short term artistic research projects, in collaboration with one of the departments of the schools. During the fellowship, the invited researchers share their process and findings with students and the Gerrit Rietveld community at large. The Fellows in Process series in particular aims to aid this interaction, while engendering meaningful conversations between the fellows, students and teachers of both institutes.

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16
mar '22
until may 11

Critical Inquiry – Green ScreensJoin us for an evening of screenings and discussions on ecology, environment and cinema. Open to students, staff, graduates and friends.

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Journalism HubIn Search of design and (crime) journalism is positioned to reveal how the expanding overlaps between art, design and journalism alter both how we hunt for facts and what stories are ultimately told.

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mar '22
A public lecture hosted by Femke Herregraven with keynote speaker dr. Rodrigo Ochigame

Deterritorializing Intelligence is a public lecture in the frame of the ongoing Creator Doctus research of Femke Herregraven, which circumnavigates the historical, material and epistemological conditions of artificial intelligence.

The Research Cafe is a space to support research projects led by students at Sandberg Instituut. Each session revolves around a specific theme and text related to Artificial Intelligence that we use as a starting point for discussions on the topic. The idea behind the research cafe is to discuss different approaches and understandings to the session’s theme. It is meant as a moment to share “unfinished thinking”. That is, a process of exploring and expanding the possibilities of open-ended research.

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dec '21
A roundtable discussion hosted by Flavia Dzodan

In this round table discussion, we will explore how the human rating system creates a numeric value reflected in number of likes, number of YouTube reproductions, social media metrics and the way that platforms and apps have created a system of hierarchies and strata to measure life’s worth. We will discuss how through this human ratings system the logic of the algorithm intervenes in human subjectivity expanding the project of valuation of human life that has been instrumental to the capitalist administration of life itself.

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nov '21
A process-presentation by PhD affiliates in works and words

TARRThe research programme of senior researcher dr. Paula Albuquerque contains a selected group of PhD researchers both internal and external to the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut and focuses on methodical discussions about artistic research and learning skills for Third cycle candidates and other advanced researchers who are preparing a PhD, a PD or a CrD. The participating researchers will discuss their process and share materials by way of a public presentation and by exhibiting in the space to exchange knowledge and experiences.

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A radio broadcast marathon concluding with the pre-launch of BLACK REVELRY: In Honor of "The Sugar Shack"

The Research Cafe is a space to support research projects led by students at Sandberg Instituut. Each session revolves around a specific theme and text related to Artificial Intelligence that we use as a starting point for discussions on the topic. The idea behind the research cafe is to discuss different approaches and understandings to the session’s theme. It is meant as a moment to share “unfinished thinking”. That is, a process of exploring and expanding the possibilities of open-ended research.

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Fellows Exhibit is a Rietveld/Sandberg initiative to showcase the research results of the 16 research fellows that did a fellowships trajectory during in 20/21. With the aim to facilitate and support short term artistic research projects by alumni, tutors and guests, each fellowship project is undertaken in close collaboration with one of the departments of Sandberg Instituut and Rietveld Academie as a second aim of the project is to foster relationships between the educational programmes, research activities, and more precise societal issues.

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The Research Cafe is a space to support research projects led by students at Sandberg Instituut. Each session revolves around a specific theme and text related to Artificial Intelligence that we use as a starting point for discussions on the topic. The idea behind the research cafe is to discuss different approaches and understandings to the session’s theme. It is meant as a moment to share “unfinished thinking”. That is, a process of exploring and expanding the possibilities of open-ended research.

The Research Cafe is a space to support research projects led by students at Sandberg Instituut. Each session revolves around a specific theme and text related to Artificial Intelligence that we use as a starting point for discussions on the topic. The idea behind the research cafe is to discuss different approaches and understandings to the session’s theme. It is meant as a moment to share “unfinished thinking”. That is, a process of exploring and expanding the possibilities of open-ended research.

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oct '21
until dec 15

Critical Inquiry – Green ScreensJoin us for the first in a series of screenings and discussions on ecology, environment and cinema. Open to students, staff and graduates.

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Journalism HubOn Wednesday 22nd we welcome you to the first Sandberg Research event In Search of Lost Time, hosted by Gabrielle Kennedy. During the sympsium, invited guests Thierry Geoffroy and Toby Sterling alongside alumni David Womack, Johan Deletang, Andrea Gonzalez, Juliette Lépineau, Simpson Tse and Jelia Veldeman will present their research in order to explore the meaning of time in art and journalism. The symposium takes place at Theory Stairs at 4pm.

Within the scope of her research, Nina Glockner (Ceramics Department Rietveld) explores how materiality is altered by subjective awareness and how somatic and performative knowledge can be applied to new methodologies and tools within contemporary art/ design production, education, and beyond: to which degree can a change of the subject's intention, attention, and perceptiveness lead to a change of artistic process, action, and outcome? During the Practice-bases sessions Glockner will guide the group through a number of exercises that she has developed.

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Ghosts in the Family is a writing workshop co-hosted by Toni Brell and Amy Suo Wu (Design Sandberg). Stories play a role in affecting our own identities, kinships, and the communities and societies we're embedded within. This workshop will be centred around the role of storytelling and fiction from queer, feminist and diaspora perspectives alongside each other. Toni will be exploring ways to challenge and disrupt hegemonic narratives as potential gestures to create alternative realities, while Amy will approach fiction and storytelling as tools for immersion and empathy in the mending of intergenerational and diasporic divides. A variety of collective and individual writing methods will be practiced to conjure up and exorcise ghosts in the family. The workshop will take place at Sandberg Instituut with max. 10 participants. Students can sign up via the link attached.

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How can we design starting from the notion of harvesting energy? Solar energy now is still perceived as a technology, an add-on that comes last when designing building or spaces. What if solar energy would be a necessity? An essential part of things around us, things that we would consider to be broken when they would not generate their own energy? We need to start looking at scenario’s in a distant future instead of looking at efficiency and cost reduction, so it can become part of our culture. Will this change our perception on how we would like to live with solar? What would your take on solar be if this could become part of your lifestyle, identity even? During the lecture, Marjan van Aubel will show some of her examples of previous works and talks about her research at Studio for Immediate Spaces.

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The public guest lecture by Federico Campagna is part of a 5-day workshop for the students of the Sandberg Dirty Art Department hosted by Nicola Baratto & Yiannis Mouravas. As part of the workshop week 'Magical Mystery Heist' Nicola and Yiannis are inviting the Italian philosopher Federico Campagna, author of 'The Last Night: Anti-Work, Atheism, Adventure' (2013) and 'Technic and Magic' (2018) to contextualize the activities during the week. In the online zoom lecture, Campagna will give an introduction to his work and talk about his forthcoming book 'Prophetic Culture: Recreation for Adolescents (2021).

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During his talk ‘Black Revelry: Feeling with The Sugar Shack’ Derrais Carter (Fine Arts Sandberg) will discuss the method of his ongoing, multi-modal project titled Black Revelry. He’ll introduce how theories of Black social life, intimacy, radio, art, and desire converge in his collaborations honoring Ernie Barnes’ painting The Sugar Shack.

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apr '21
until may 18
Workshop and Lecture Series by the Research Fellows 2022/2023

The research fellowship project is an initiative of the Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut for artists, designers, theorists and other makers. It aims to facilitate and support short term artistic research projects, in collaboration with one of the departments of the schools. During their fellowship, the researchers share their process and findings with students and the Gerrit Rietveld community at large. The Fellows-in-Process series aims to aid this interaction, while engendering meaningful conversations between the fellows, students and teachers of both institutes. To that end, events are open to Rietveld and Sandberg students and teachers.

During his lecture ‘Ship space against civic space’ Oskar Johanson (Architectural design Rietveld) will talk about his ongoing research and discuss his questions around maritime vessels as historically entangled cities and question what political, juridical and architectural frictions exist between ship space and civic space today.

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dec '20
A panel discussion on the topic ‘Democracy in Decay’ hosted by Gabrielle Kennedy

Please join us for the online launch of the new IN/Search RE/Search publication with a live stream panel that will discuss how collaboration between the professions of art, design, journalism and academia can steer research.

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Fellows 19/20The research fellowships are a Sandberg/Rietveld initiative to pursue different knowledge practices involving topics such as Artificial Intelligence, The City and New Materials. From both Rietveld and Sandberg a few candidates are selected to research one of the topics and share their project with the students and the community. This fellowship symposium is an ONLINE EVENT open to all Rietveld and Sandberg students: live.sandberg.nl.