The Team

Patricia de Vries is research professor at Art & Spatial Praxis at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Prior to her position at the Rietveld Academie De Vries worked as assistant professor at University of Maastricht (faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) and as researcher and project coordinator at the Institute of Network Cultures (INC) in Amsterdam. She obtained her PhD at Erasmus University in 2020 with her dissertation titled Algorithmic Anxiety in Contemporary Art - A Kierkegaardian Inquiry into the Possible in Algorithmic Culture

Liza Prins is researcher and project coordinator at Art & Spatial Praxis. She studied fine arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also holds a master’s degree in artistic research from the University of Amsterdam, where her research explored the intersections of feminist, new materialist methodology and performative practices. She is an artist, researcher and writer with a focus on feminized and pre-industrial labor and the material and immaterial conditions and tools for social organization that spring from it. Using collaborative performance methods touching on re-enactment techniques and improvisation, she seeks to re-establish a connection with these resources and social imaginations.

Laura Dubourjal is production assistant at Art & Spatial Praxis. She studied at the Audio-visual department (VAV) of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (2018) and holds a master’s degree from the Dutch Art Institute at ArtEZ (2022). Her practice as a multidisciplinary visual artist and fashion designer explores different thematics of identity and performance. Having grown up in a family of actors, she often draws references from classical theater techniques by excavating fragments and examples of emotional memory, behavioral landscapes and visual fabulations. Her performative practice is currently developing towards interactive role playing methodologies and thinking through the form of the open rehearsal as a space to collectively and playfully reclaim.


Plot(ting) research group

The Plot(ting) research group started in May 2023 and is formed by Taylor le Melle, G, Giulia Damiani, LOOM (Radna Rumping, René Boer and Katía Truijen), Flavia Pinheiro, Mariana Martinez Balvanera, Francisca Khamis Giacoman, Lietje Bauwens, María Mazzanti and Chris Julien. They will join Patricia de Vries (lector of the research group Art & Spatial Praxis) and Liza Prins (coordinator of the research group Art & Spatial Praxis) and meet on a monthly basis to discuss theoretical and material manifestations that speak to Sylvia Wynter’s concept of the plot, while focusing on conceptual, artistic and design imaginaries that reframe and reclaim cityscapes.