The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is an international university of applied sciences for Fine Arts and Design in Amsterdam (NL). It is home to a close-knit, international community of students from across the world. Students and teachers jointly create a learning environment that brings together thinking and doing and where unexpected, innovative ideas are born.  

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All full-time students follow a general first year called Basicyear and choose a specialisation for in-depth study during the following three years: Inter-Architecture, designLAB, Fashion, Graphic Design, Jewellery - linking bodies, TXT (Textile), Ceramics, Fine Arts, The Large Glass, Beeld en Taal, Photography or VAV - moving image.

The Rietveld Academie also offers a part-time Bachelor's programme called  DOGtime  with two specialisations: IDUM (Interaction Design Unstable Media) and  Fine Arts. Besides this, we offer two preparatory courses: the  Preparatory Year  and the  Orientation Year.  Master’s degree programmes  are offered at the  Sandberg Instituut.

The academy has twenty workshops at its disposal. Some of these are for general use and others are specific to particular departments. The workshops enable students to experiment with different techniques and materials and provide the opportunity to learn to use professional equipment. They form the very heart of the academy.

During 16 July - 23 July Diego Diez Penacoba edits the front page.

Dear all, When I moved to The Netherlands to study I started a project to keep a link with my family and more specifically my mother. For the last years I have been asking people to send her postcards whenever they would travel and to sign this postcards as Diego Diez with the message "I am still alive", as a reference to On Kawara. I felt that of course, they could not control or take care of me as much as when I was living with them, but I wanted to let them know, in some way (even if it was not me) that I was fine. I would like to ask you if you could send a postcard to my mother the next time you travel, in The Netherlands or somewhere else. I would ask you to choose a very cliché postcard, the one with monuments and those things. In the postcard you need to write: I am still alive Diego Diez (Date and time) (Place and country) Her address is: Marisol Peñacoba Martin C/ Marques de la Valdavia 137 Portal 2 2C 28100 Alcobendas, Madrid Spain Thanks a lot and please, do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to know anything else about the project. Have a nice Summer,

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