Research Café is an informal seminar series where you can learn more about various research methodologies from different senior researchers at Rietveld and Sandberg. These seminars are open to all students, staff, tutors, and alumni of Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut. Preparation is not necessary. Please sign up via the form below. Per session we have space for 20 participants.

Location: Library Gerrit Rietveld Academie

Please note that the first three sessions are open for registration from the 1st of October and that the last three sessions are open for registration from the 1st of December. Sign-up is via

Flavia Dzodan
AI prompt crafting
07-12-2023 / 17.30-19.30
Library Gerrit Rietveld Academie

We 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.

Research Café 2023/2024

>Gabrielle Kennedy
Interviewing for facts - Journalism as a research tool and language
16-11-2023 / 17.30-19.30

>Flavia Dzodan
AI prompt crafting
07-12-2023 / 17.30-19.30

>Patricia de Vries
Formulating a Research Question
11-01-2024 / 17.30-19.30

>Femke Herregraven
Collective Practice
15-02-2024 / 17.30-19.30

>Paula Albuquerque
How to prepare for Third Cycle in Artistic Research
14-03-2024 / 17.30-19.30

>Tom Vandeputte
What is Critique?
11-04-2024 / 17.30-19.30

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