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: 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: IDUM (Interaction Design Unstable Media) and Fine Arts. 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.

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Fabulating Alternative Imaginaries in Art & Life

(...) It matters what stories tell stories. It matters what thoughts think thoughts. It matters what worlds make worlds (...)” – Donna Haraway

Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam invite you to 'take a walk on the wild side'. Rietveld Uncut and Studium Generale Rietveld Academie collaborate again on an extensive, artistic research trajectory in a four-day Conference-Festival and Exhibition at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Studium Generale Rietveld Academie | Conference-Festival

You are invited to enter a space beyond current systems and structures of rule; to regard ‘fabulation’ – fabricating the real, or speculative fiction – as both an artistic, social and political capacity to produce or uncover visions, stories and histories that are radically discontinuous from official and dominant narratives about our lives and our living together. This year Studium Generale is curated by Kunstverein, Hypatia Vourloumis, Daniela K. Rosner, Tavia Nyong’o, who will each inaugurate a discursive and performative programme. 

Talks, Readings, Presentations, Performances and Screenings by Alice Chauchat, Raimundas Malašauskas, Rosalind Nashashibi, Austin Redman, Isabel Lewis, Mark Buckeridge, Nwando Ebizie, Gayatri Gopinath, Malak Helmy (with Janine Armin), Monsur Mansoor, Amber Jamilla Musser, Sandra Ruiz, Jackie Wang, Shaowen Bardzell, Åsa Ståhl / Kristina Lindström, Priscilla Telmon / Vincent Moon, Sarah Sharma, Tina Campt, Jayna Brown, Luke Willis Thompson, Naima Ramos Chapman and Tiona Nekkia McCLodden.

Full programme can be found here.

Rietveld Uncut | Exhibition & Festive Friday Night

The Rietveld Uncut exhibition features artworks by students and departments in relation to the theoretic framework of Studium Generale, TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE | Fabulating Alternative Imaginaries in Art & Life.

A festive celebration with performances takes place on Friday Night (29 March) from 19.00 to 22.00. The other days the exhibition can be visited during the regular open hours of the Stedelijk Museum. 

Find all practical information here.

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