Studium Generale is an extensive transdisciplinary theory programme that addresses students and faculty at all departments of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. It regularly opens 
up to broader audiences. Studium Generale Rietveld Academie wants to show how art and design are linked with other domains (from the personal to the political, from the vernacular to the academic), how our ‘now' is linked with past and future, our ‘here' with ‘elsewhere'. 

In the belief that art students can only learn to think independently when knowledge, imagination and reflection combine to work together in an unorthodox and critical way, Studium Generale Rietveld Academie embarks every year on slightly unruly and therefore always exciting research trajectories. Annually selected curators and numerous guest lecturers from all over the world propose a wide variety of entry points to contemporary discourse.

What is Happening to Our Brain? Life & Art in Times of Cognitive Automation @ Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam took place on 22, 23, 24 March 2017.

Visit for more background information. Go to the Facebook event for daily updates and photos of the conference.

For previous editions, see the archive. The lectures can be viewed here.

Friday 24 March, Rietveld Uncut was part of Studium Generale. View the photos of the exhibition.