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

Femke Herregraven
Collective Practice
15-02-2023 / 17.30-19.30 
Library Gerrit Rietveld Academie

In this seminar we will discuss the question of how collective an artistic practice is, and how much of the artistic process is a shared conversation with other makers both human and beyond-human. We will discuss a number of collaborative artistic practices which challenge the notion of authorship while simultaneously producing distinct artistic voices. We will also engage in a collective experiment together.

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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