The Climate Imaginaries at Sea coalition is excited to invite you to our upcoming festival in Amsterdam, a week-long exploration of artistic and participatory research practices, workshops, presentations, and more. Join us for a multi-dimensional experience featuring not only an inspiring exhibition at Bradwolff Projects but also a series of engaging events across the city.


Exhibition at Bradwolff Projects - April 19th - April 25th
Explore the thought-provoking works of seven artists whose research addresses key questions such as:

>How can artists create connections to indigenous and global South climate knowledges?

>What impact do rising sea levels have on housing, clothing, and soil through material artistic research?

>How can interspecies imaginaries reshape our relationship with rising seas?

Featured Artists: Müge Yilmaz, Carlo de Gaetano, Janine Armin, Femke Dekker, Joy Brandsma, Dorothy Blokland, and Mikki Stelder.

Open Studio at Perdu - April 23rd
Engage with the artists and their creative processes at our Open Studio on April 23rd. Witness live demonstrations, discussions, and behind-the-scenes insights into their research and artistic practices.

Workshops and Presentations at Vox Pop - April 22nd - April 25th
Vox Pop becomes a hub of activity with workshops and additional presentations are taking place. Join us for hands-on experiences and enlightening discussions, contributing to the diverse tapestry of the festival.

Stay tuned for a detailed schedule and venue information.

About Climate Imaginaries at Sea

Climate Imaginaries at Sea speculates possible futures in and around water through various artistic and participatory research practices. Three collaborating research groups bring the project forward: Art & Spatial Praxis at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (GRA), the Lectorate of the Academy of Theatre and Dance at the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK) and the Visual Methodologies Collective at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). The research groups work in partnership with ARIAS, a platform for artistic research in Amsterdam, and a network of partners that includes Tolhuistuin, the Institute for Sound & Vision and CoECI – Centre of Expertise for Creative Innovation.

Starting in 2023, the three newly developed artistic research studios invited artists to develop artistic imaginaries that address rising sea levels. The artistic research studios pay particular attention to perspectives often missing from mainstream climate change debates: material, indigenous, and interspecies inquiry. Each studio works without predetermined disciplinary boundaries through practice-led artistic research and written and non-textual forms such as installations, sounds, movements, images and objects. In addition, students are actively involved in the research by developing imaginative engagements with rising sea levels as both a future prospect and a present reality in various parts of the world.