Studium Generale Rietveld Academie is een uitgebreid, transdisciplinair theoretisch programma bedoeld voor studenten en medewerkers van alle afdelingen van de Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Het wordt ook regelmatig opgesteld voor een breder publiek. Studium Generale wil laten zien hoe kunst en design samenhangen met andere domeinen – van persoonlijk tot politiek en van popcultuur tot de academische wereld – en hoe ons ‘nu’ verband houdt met verleden en toekomst en ons ‘hier’ met ‘ergens anders’.

 

Vanuit de overtuiging dat kunststudenten alleen onafhankelijk kunnen leren denken wanneer kennis, verbeelding en reflectie op onorthodoxe en kritische wijze samenkomen, volgt Studium Generale Rietveld Academie elk jaar een aantal licht onstuimige – en dus altijd opwindende – onderzoekstrajecten. Elk jaar presenteren speciaal geselecteerde conservatoren en een groot aantal gastdocenten vanuit de hele (kunst)wereld een breed spectrum aan perspectieven op actuele discussies.

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Studium Generale Rietveld Academie 2021–2022:

Oceanic Imaginaries

 

How can we liquefy our ways of being? How can we think from and with the ocean?

image: Video still from: Dominique Knowles, Tahlequah (2019)

In 2021-2022 Studium Generale Rietveld Academie takes a deep dive into the ocean. Through the reflective surface and from our own liquid bodies, we imagine the ocean as a sensorium that feels, perceives, registers and creates.

Most of what happens in the ocean, we cannot perceive with our own senses. Yet we are doing enormous damage to it. The ocean should therefore also be considered a ‘critical zone’ threatened by human activities and greedy extractive economies.

If we take the ocean as a discontinuous and asynchronous time-space, this critical zone also includes histories of exploitation, fear and death: from transatlantic slave trade to contemporary boat refugees and coastal and islanders displaced by sea-level rise.

What is an ocean in terms of ideology? What kind of power relations are at work and how can we create a new sensitivity and awareness of what is outside our own sensory or biased system?

From another perspective, the ocean can also be experienced as a transformative and immersive space: a space of affect and metamorphosis in which bodies and identities become fluid, and in which human and non-human entities meet.

How can we liquefy our ways of being? How can we think from and with the ocean?

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With talks, workshops, reading groups, a walking club, screenings, publications, an exhibition (Rietveld Uncut) and a multi-day conference festival in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Oceanic Imaginaries will explore our relationships with the ocean from different angles and disciplines and from different scales.

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Dates and times:

Monthly keynote gatherings at the GYM, from 14,00—16:00:

27 October (launch and opening talk!), 24 November, 8 December, 19 January, 16 February, 16 March.

 

Weekly workshops, writing group, reading groups, walking club and video screenings with Jay Tan, CPR, Nikos Doulos, Jo-Lene Ong, Taka Taka and others, from 17—19:00: 27 October, 3 November, 10 November, 17 November, 24 November, 1 December, 15 December, 19 January, 2 February, 9 February, 16 February, 2 March, 9 March, 16 March.

 

Reader in collaboration with the Rietveld Library and Lexicon by CPR:

19 January

 

Basicyear project

21-22 March

 

Conference-festival and Rietveld Uncut at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam:

23-26 March

Medewerkers

Jorinde Seijdel (Hoofd)
Jort van der Laan (Coördinator)

Voor updates over eerdere edities of aankomende evenementen en activiteiten, bezoek de website van Studium Generale Rietveld Academie: studiumgenerale.rietveldacademie.nl

Klik hier voor Rietveld Uncut 2020

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