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.  

This frontpage is weekly curated by a different student, department or alumnus presenting work in progress or in its final phase. Book the front page.

All full-time students follow a general first year called Basicyear and choose a specialisation for in-depth study during the following three years: Architectural Design, 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: Unstable Media and Expanded Painting. Besides this, we offer two preparatory courses: the Preparatory Course and the Orientation CourseMaster’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 24 February - 01 March Claire Wymer edits the front page.

53 seconds and 5 years later... Here we are in Katmandu. As part of a team of 10 Rietveld Students and 10 KU Art Students, we now are at the 3rd week of our collaboration. Projects start unfolding their quests in materials. Me and Sumit Dangol are questioning, What is Home? Swimming through conversations, looking for words, visuals and objects that may depict the intangible feeling. Where does the feeling come from? We are now looking for shapes to embody our research. The title, I Am Home, was born when a girl ran towards me and asked: "where is your home?" I couldn't find words but "I Am Home". Here a few glimpses and Phrases from our conversation archive.

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