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LASP

Art & Spatial Praxis is a research group focused on artistic and design imaginaries that reframe and reclaim cityscapes.

Building on the work done in feminist geography, Black studies, environmental humanities, philosophy and cultural studies, we aim to craft more equitable, common, queer, and subversive engagements with our (urban) surroundings, and nurture the conditions for making new geographies possible. Our interests range from storytelling, theory as praxis, scenography and spatial design to installations and interventions in (digital) infrastructures, materials, archives, and institutions.

Art & Spatial praxis collaborates with researchers, designers, and artists inside and outside the Academie, locally and internationally. Art & Spatial Praxis is headed by Dr. Patricia de Vries.

Upcoming Events
Past
LASP
Fri
19 Apr
2024
Climate Imagenaries @ Sea Festival

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.

LASP
Sat
13 Jan
2024
Book launch: The City as Anthology: Movements at the Margins of Public Space

To kick off the year 2024, we are happy to invite you to join us for the book launch of 'The City as Anthology: Movements at the Margins of Public Space' by Mariken Overdijk on 13 January at 3pm, at Zone2Source, Amstelpark, Glass Pavilion.

LASP
Tue
5 Dec
2023
Week on Algorithmic Cultures

A programme by Flavia Dzodan, head of the Research group on Algorithmic Cultures

LASP
Thu
16 Nov
2023
Research Café - autumn/winter 2023

Research Café is a series of lectures on methodology, open to all students, staff, tutors, and alumni of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut.

LASP
Thu
2 Nov
2023
Curves of inquiry

Curves of Inquiry is a Gerrit Rietveld Academie initiative that showcases the findings of nine artist-researchers who completed a fellowships trajectory in the previous academic year. Each of these projects is carried out in close collaboration with a department of the Rietveld Academie or Sandberg Instituut to foster relationships between educational programs, research activities, and societal issues.

LASP
Thu
5 Oct
2023
Müge Yilmaz - lecture

Müge Yılmaz’s work and research presents speculative narratives on the future distilled through feminist science fiction. Over the academic year, Müge will be working with the students from TXT and Architectural Design, while conducting her own research into salt. These activities are part of the Climate Imaginaries at Sea project. On October 5th, Müge will introduce her research project on salt.

LASP
Thu
5 Oct
2023
Workshop by Brackish Collective

On October 5 LASP hosts a lecture by Müge Yilmaz on salt. Before the lecture, from 11.00 to 13.00, you have the opportunity to attend a workshop by the Brackish Collective in the kitchen of the Sandberg Instituut. Working with halophytes and other salt-resistant plants - all which grow in the dunes and coastal areas of The Netherlands - this workshop will be an experimental tasting and attempt at collaborative sensorial mapping involving ten plants, ranging from sea asparagus and dune roses to sea purslane, sea buckthorn and red clover, amongst others.

LASP
Thu
13 Apr
2023
Climate Imaginaries at Sea | Studio Encounters on Water

The ARIAS coalition Climate Imaginaries at Sea invites you to Studio Encounters on Water, a two-day event filled with workshops, presentations, talks and pod reading sessions where you can learn more about what we’ve done, where we are going and how you can be part of it.

LASP
Thu
13 Apr
2023
Plot(ing)

An open call for the research group Art and Spatial Praxis run by Patricia de Vries with Liza Print.

Deadline: April 13, 2023

LASP
Tue
21 Mar
2023
Fellows in process - Spring 2023

Workshop and Lecture Series by the Research Fellows of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut 2022/23

LASP
Tue
7 Feb
2023
Blurring The Format - Expanded Publishing for Practice-Based Research

What is the role of publishing within practice-based research? In research publications, more often than not media production—be it audiovisual or any other form of artistic practice that isn’t writing—is still seen as somehow inferior; mere support material.

Expanded publishing, or expanded outputs as we define it, is the research lens that tries to solve this question by going beyond both traditional and artistic publishing practices.
With THE VOID (a new research project set up by INC), over the past year, there has been tons of research and experimentation with audio-visual production and distribution. To do so, THE VOID team decided to approach the topic by starting the production of their own content, in collaboration with artists. Now, after the first year of experimentation, we are trying to collect different ideas and questions that arose during this time of research. To properly set up a research agenda, we believe it’s crucial to engage in conversations with other artists, researchers, and experts from within the field.

In setting up this event, THE VOID aims to gather and discuss the role of expanded publishing and its possible trajectories. The program will consist of two parts. First, we begin with the presentation of the multimedia research done by the artist collective timeis.capital, which is creating a repository for self-organized initiatives in the art world through different multimedia means such as video, audio and 3D footage. This presentation will be the starting point for a broader discussion on the role of publishing and archiving for practice-based research. How can publishing be expanded to non-text-based output as well? What does it mean open source publishing audiovisual projects? How can artistic researchers share transparent workflows without diminishing their labor? How we can make the language of practice-based research more understandable? How do we make a wide variety of conversations happen in audio-visual language? We would like to discuss these and many other topics together with a group of experts from various fields such as art research, education, publishing, archiving, and (new) media industries.

LASP
Thu
10 Nov
2022
FELLOWS EXHIBIT 2021-2022

Invitation to: Fellows Exhibit - a symposium and exhibition by the research fellows 2021-2022.

LASP
Thu
3 Nov
2022
RESEARCH CAFE, a series of seminars on methodology

Research Cafe 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. Below you can find more information about each session. Preparation is not necessary. Please sign up via the form below. Per session we have space for 20 participants.

Location: Library Gerrit Rietveld Academie

LASP
Thu
13 Oct
2022
Goodbye Symposium for Jeroen Boomgaard

Jeroen Boomgaard has led LAPS (Research Institute for Art and Public Space) for 19 years of its existence and has established a strong foundation for artistic research at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut. For over 19 years he has facilitated and strengthened countless relationships between (international) educational institutions, artists, researchers, commissioners and developers, operating in the realms of artistic research and art in public space.

To commemorate Jeroen's achievements, we will say farewell with a symposium on some of the topics he has pursued throughout his career.

LASP
Thu
29 Sep
2022
Inaugural Lecture Patricia de Vries: Out of Place

Professor Patricia de Vries will present her inaugural lecture at the start of the academic year 2022–2023. In this lecture, she will elaborate on the research area of LAPS, that will be expanded to ‘LAPS/The City’ in the coming years.

LASP
Mon
23 May
2022
Prepper Culture - On the Aesthetics, Politics and Philosophy of Preparing for Dystopia

Join us on Monday 23 May 2022 from 16.00-18.30 at Rietveld Academie's Theory Stairs for presentations and discussions on the imagination of the end times in art, design, architecture, and philosophy.

LASP
Fri
26 Nov
2021
Making Things Public

A process-presentation by PhD affiliates in works and words

LASP
Thu
25 Nov
2021
Derrais Carter's BLACK REVELRY QUIET STORM

A radio broadcast marathon concluding with the pre-launch of BLACK REVELRY: In Honor of "The Sugar Shack"

LASP
Thu
18 Nov
2021
fellows exhibit

A symposium and exhibition of the Research Fellows of 2020-2021

LASP
Tue
18 May
2021
David Bennewith, Noha Ramadan, Swani Vinton : Fellows in Process

Title: Navigation, Gutter, Bleed: Movement and the Visual

Date: Tuesday May 18th

Time: 14.00-17.00 CET

Location: location tbc via mail

Description: movement workshop

LASP
Mon
26 Apr
2021
Nina Glockner : Fellows in Process

Title: Mind the Body, Move Matter

Date: Monday, April 26 2021

Time: Practice-based session 1: 10.00-12.00hrs | Practice-based session 2: 14:00-16:00hrs

Location: GYM Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

Participation: Reservation only, max. 15 participants each session. Reserve a spot through eventbrite links below. Note it's for students of Rietveld/Sandberg/Personnel only.

LASP
Thu
22 Apr
2021
Amy Suo Wu : Fellows in Process

Title: Ghosts in the family

Date: 22nd of April

Time: 10:00-15:00 CET

Location: 616BC, Sandberg Instituut

LASP
Wed
21 Apr
2021
Marjan van Aubel : Fellows in Process

Title: Solar Design

Date: 21st of April

Time: 17.00-18.00 CET

LASP
Wed
14 Apr
2021
Nicola Baratto & Yiannis Mouravas : Fellows in Process

Title: MAGICAL MYSTERY HEIST, a guest lecture by Frederico Campagna

Date: 14th of April

Time: 19.00-20.00 CET

LASP
Tue
13 Apr
2021
Derrais Carter : Fellows in Process

Title: Black Revelry: Feeling with The Sugar Shack

Date: April 13th at 7pm

Time: 19.00-20.30 CET

LASP
Mon
12 Apr
2021
Oskar Johanson : Fellows in Process

Title: Ship space against civic space

Date: 12th of April

Time: 11.00-12.00 CET

LASP
Wed
9 Dec
2020
IN/Search RE/Search

Dear Students and Staff, you are very welcome to join the online launch for the book IN/Search RE/Search!

LASP
Fri
9 Oct
2020
Research Fellowship Symposium

The research fellowships are a Sandberg/Rietveld initiative to pursue different knowledge practices involving topics such as Artificial Intelligence, The City and New Materials. From both Rietveld and Sandberg a few candidates are selected to research one of the topics and share their project with the students and the community. This fellowship symposium is an ONLINE EVENT open to all Rietveld and Sandberg students. The programme and live stream link will be shared prior to the event.

LASP
Mon
28 Sep
2020
CREATOR DOCTUS: Yael Davids & Femke Herregraven

On 28th of September 2020 Yael Davids publicly defended her research concluding the first Creator Doctus (CrD) trajectory. She was awarded the first CrD degree!

The focus of Yael Davids’ research A Daily Practice is on somatic learning and consists of three phases. The research, supervised by the Van Abbemuseum and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, is inspired by the work of Dr. Moshé Feldenkrais. Feldenkrais developed a method for people to change bodily habits from within. This method has played an important role in Davids’ artistic practice in the last years.

LASP
Fri
24 Jan
2020
IN/Search RE/Search publication

Publication IN/Search RE/Search, edited by Gabrielle Kennedy, designed by Haller Brunm and published by Valiz with Gerrit Rietveld Academie / Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, features works by various Sandberg & Rietveld alumni and students. The publication explores how:

Further information
Keywords

post-grad, artistic research, fellowship

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Curves of inquiry
Thu
2 Nov
2023

Curves of Inquiry is a Gerrit Rietveld Academie initiative that showcases the findings of nine artist-researchers who completed a fellowships trajectory in the previous academic year. Each of these projects is carried out in close collaboration with a department of the Rietveld Academie or Sandberg Instituut to foster relationships between educational programs, research activities, and societal issues.

  • Date: 2 November Programme: 10:00 - 15:30
  • What: Launch “Fellows Published 2021-2022" and drinks: 16:00 - 17:00
  • Location: Gym (Rietveld building)

In the past few years the Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut have established different research fields that are recognized as important for the development of the fellowship programme in relation to our art education, as well as for a broader societal context. These fields are Artificial Intelligence, The City and Materiality. Springing from these broad thematic research fields the artist-researcher of this year have been working under the thematic umbrella of: An Accessible Data Praxis, Materials, displaced, and Sensory (non)citizenship. During Curves of Inquiry each of the artist-researchers will share their research process and outcomes in various ways ranging from a workshop to performances and exhibited work.

Additionally at the end of the afternoon a publication will be festively launched that was made together with the artist-researchers in the fellowship programme in 2021/2022. Feel free to join the programme and launch and to walk in and out with any of the activities. Note that for the workshop by Sandra Golubjevaite you have to sign-up in advance. (more info below)

Participating artists

"Sensory (non)citizenship"
Aaro Murphy
Charlie Clemoes
Olya Korsun

"Materials, displaced"
Alaa Abu Asad
Patrícia Domingues
Zaïra Pourier

"An Accessible Data Praxis"
Andrea Lopez Bernal
MELT
Sandra Golubjevaite

Contributors to the publication that will be launched:
Angeliki Tzortzakaki, Clementine Edwards, Elia Kalogianni, Jason Hendrik Hansma, Laura Papa & Elisabeth Klement , Maria Mazzanti, Octave Rimbert Riviere, Rachel 'O Reilly, Taylor Le Melle, and Wael Al Allouche.


PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

10.00-12.00 workshop by Sandra Golubjevaite (open for walk-in)
During this collective code and non-code writing session, together we will script and craft a website outside its natural habitat. We will learn and experiment together with writing basic HTML and will merge our code- and language- based preferences and broadcast them online. The workshop will result in a hybrid (online/ offline) installation where by writing code manually and injecting it with all forms of personal and/ or experimental language, we will be manifesting a nuanced digital-space, in opposition to its commodified state. No prior coding knowledge required, in fact non-coders/ beginners preferred. Please bring your own laptop with you to the session.

13.00-13.30 Talk by Charlie Clemoes
Charlie Clemoes talks about the difficulty of making big complex things immediate, comprehensible and interesting, even when these things have a major impact on our everyday lives (think of something like the patriarchy, which critics, particularly on the right, have tended to dismiss because it isn't an object you can see and touch, it's not experienced immediately, as in, the patriarchy doesn't walk through the door and say "I'm the patriarchy", and yet, it still has a massive and persistent impact on everything we do, and everything around us, in all sorts of ways). This, Charlie explores through his research subject over the past year: the construction supply chain, a conspicuously dull subject that he has tried to make interesting through various creative means.

13.30-14.30 Performative reading by Alaa Abu Asad
In the ab­sence of the invasive: Can we fi­nally look at the Japanese knotweed as a green fu­ture companion?
In contemplating the historical journey of the noble, ornamental Japanese knotweed plant (Fallopia japonica), which has become hyper-demonised nowadays, and is considered invasive, unwanted, abhorrent and problematic, one can see how this plant has set the tone of invasion ecology, its offensive language, ethnobotany and urban greenery. Drawing from an ongoing research titled ‘The dog chased its tail to bite it off’, this reading traces the history of the plant, actual policies, national campaigns of combat and control, social / economic / political effects, the conflation between natural and national history, and most importantly the language (whether verbal or visual) used when talking about the plant and other invasive species. It also imagines alternative ways of living with these species via raising questions about mass production ethics, and exploitative forms of economy.

15:00-15:30 Performance by Andrea Lopez Bernal
“I’m on my way to meet you. I talked with the dentist and the doctor and they say blocking temporarily the trigeminal nerve is not something they can do for me. My doctor of trust said she will only do it if she knows the benefit if bigger than the risk, she refused to perform the task on me.
With the dentist I had a different approach, of course, I hid my intentions this time, I didn’t say it was for a performance. (Previously I consulted my dentist friend and she said I should ask for fixing a cavity on a lower molar, better is if it is the last one so I have more chance to get the anesthesia I want). I will keep on perusing this. I imagine talking to you while the right side of my face starts to get numb and unresponsive, by the moment I finish talking my face is melting. I will laugh and maybe even cry but only with half of my face. But no worries it’s fine, I will get it back to normal if everything goes well. It will last for around 3 hours. See you soon. Andrea.”

16:00-17:00 Publication Launch of “Fellows Published 2021-2022" and drinks
Join us for the publication launch of “Fellows Published 2021/2022” in the Gym at the basement of Rietveld Academie. The research fellowship project is an initiative by Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut for artists, designers, theorists, and other makers. It aims to facilitate and support short-term artistic research projects, each in collaboration with one of the schools’ departments. The process and findings of the fellows who conducted their research in 2021 and 2022 will be shared in this new online publication.


Accessibility Notes:
* The workshops and lectures will be held in English
* There is parking near the venue.
* The nearest metro station is Amstelveenseweg. (450m)
* The entire exhibition space is wheelchair accessible. It takes place in the basement and there is an elevator.
* There is no uneven flooring in the venue.
* There are gender-neutral toilets available. The venue has a wheelchair-accessible toilet on the ground floor.
* Service animals on a leash are allowed in the venue.
* There will not be a sign-language interpreter present for performances, lectures, or workshops.
* There will not be an audio description guide of the day.
* We can not guarantee that all video work is subtitled, this may vary per project.

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