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 uit de hele wereld een breed spectrum aan perspectieven op actuele discussies.

Medewerkers

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

The programme during the Anniversary Show hosted by Studium Generale can be found here

Studium Generale Rietveld 2018-2019

Preliminary programme in the Gym, Rietveld Academie:

16, 30 January; 6, 13, 27 February; 6, 13, 20 March

Conference-festival in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam:

27, 28, 29, 30 March

Curators: Kunstverein, Hypatia Vourloumis, Daniela K. Rosner, Tavia Nyong'o

Take a Walk on the Wild Side - Fabulating Alternative Imaginaries in Art and Life

(…) It matters what stories tell stories. It matters what thoughts think thoughts. It matters what worlds make worlds (…) 

– Donna Haraway

Studium Generale Rietveld invites you to ‘take a walk on the wild side’, and to regard ‘fabulation’ – in the sense of ‘fabricating the real’, world-making or 'speculative fiction’ – as an artistic, social and political capacity. By making use of the fictional, critical fabulation in art, literature or theory can produce or uncover visions, histories and stories that are radically discontinuous from official and dominant narratives about our lives and living together – the effect of this on our consciousness and imaginaries can therefore be very real or liberating. By bringing the unthinkable and silenced into representation, fabulation can be a way or methodology to enter the wild side: a space for what lies beyond current systems and structures of rule. Studium Generale Rietveld wants to take you into this ‘wild beyond’, welcoming alternative histories and other regimes of wanting, being and becoming. How do we find each other in this wild space? Who and what do we find there? How can we live, move, perform, make things, and produce knowledge in it, and represent our own stories, histories and futures?

Key words:

afro-futurism, anarchy, bewilderment, blackness, détournement, dream, fable, (critical, black, feminist or queer) fabulation, (alternative) fact, failure, fantasy, fiction, forest, fugitive, future, hallucination, history, improvisation, jamming, jungle, love, myth, myth-science, (counter) narrative, noise, para-fiction, people-to-come, play, post-truth, queer vitality, refusal, revolt, science-fiction, speculative fiction, string-figures, story-telling, study, tinker, (un)making, utopia, Venus, wild beyond, wild space, wildness, world-making, writing against the archive…