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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. An event for artistic and participatory research practices that speculate possible futures in and around water. Join us for an exciting week-long exploration with two exhibitions, an open studio day programme, the launch of the second issue of the Making Waves zine, a closing concert and more.

LASP
Wed
17 Apr
2024
Art & Spatial Praxis: Plot(ting)

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of the publication of Plot(ting) on April 17th from 14:30 to 19:00, hosted at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Fedlev Building, Room FL101.

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
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
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
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:

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post-grad, artistic research, fellowship

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Research Fellowship Symposium
Fri
9 Oct
2020

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.

Date: Friday 9 October
Time: 12.00 - 18.00
Location and info: live.sandberg.nl

Programme:

After each project presentation there will be 10 minutes Q&A. Participants will be able to drop questions in the chat.

12:00 Introduction Symposium by host Michelle Kasprzak
12.10 Introduction Research Gerrit Rietveld Academie by Jeroen Boomgaard
12.20 Project presentation by Varia (Manetta Berends & Joana Chicau)
13.00 Project presentation by Marie Ilse Bourlanges & Elena Khurtova
13.40 Introduction Making Things Public by Paula Albuquerque

Break 13.50 - 14.00 ( 10 min)

14.00 Project presentation by Hans Muller
14.40 Project presentation by Habib William Kherbek
15.20 Project presentation by Tom K Kemp

Break 16.00 - 16.10 ( 10 min)

16.10 Introduction Research Sandberg by Flavia Dzodan
16.20 Project presentation by Hannes Grassegger
17.00 Project presentation by Angie Keefer
17.30 End of programme


Presentations by:

Tom K Kemp uses roleplaying game design, improvised filmmaking and animation to construct semi-autonomous Weird fictions, where knowledge sharing and collaborative storytelling are combined into a deviated method of complexity modelling. After the Maestro is a game development project exploring the potentials of RPG design as a research methodology. In the After the Maestro game, players take on the role of cellular workers living in an anthropomorphised, urbanised depiction of human anatomy. The game’s narrative takes place during the aftermath of a successful labour emancipation within the inner body, and players must devise new structures of anatomical organisation and interdependence in the sudden absence of established biological hierarchies.

Habib William Kherbek is based primarily in Berlin and is the writer of the novels Ecology of Secrets, ULTRALIFE, New Adventures, and the forthcoming Best Practices. Kherbek writes widely on a range of subjects including economics, contemporary art, and politics. Technofeudalism Rising explores the relationship of individuals and populations to emerging economic forms including the platform economy, and data brokering.

Manetta Berends and Joana Chicau’s research project departs from the collective practices at Varia, a Rotterdam based space which at its core aims at developing critical understandings of technologies. Varia members favour, without idealising, Free/Libre and Open Source Software (F/LOSS), open standards, low-tech and DIY/DIWO culture, as they offer the opportunity to shape a different present and leave the door open for desirable futures. Not for any* studies conditions for collaborative creation, with a specific focus on the generative, relational as well as frictional properties of licenses.

Hans Muller is a visual artist and composer, currently living and working in Rotterdam. His project focuses on new ways of mould-making for all kinds of materials, and to seek connections between the academy and the industry. In his research, obsolete mould-making techniques are combined with 3D modelling to make impossible shapes. During his fellowship, one of his commissioned projects is used as a case study to collaborate with factories and work on highly complex sculptures.

Elena Khurtova and Marie Ilse Bourlanges have operated as an artist-duo based in Amsterdam since 2009. Their artistic practice is currently characterised by a combination of collaborative and individual trajectories at the intersection between physical and conceptual. In this, materiality and temporality play an essential role. Pollinating Agents is an investigation on the mechanism of social cohesion, addressing inclusivity and interdependence, actively researching and re-thinking the challenge of collaborative processes and its potential in society at large.

Angie Keefer is an artist whose work develops primarily through collaboration with others, often in forms and formats considered ancillary to artistic production (i.e teaching, writing) as well as conventional exhibition media. For the project Version Space she has designed a seminar series that focussed on the concept of ‘trust’ as it relates to information, which had emerged as an important and problematic theme during last year’s AI research seminar in Fine Art at Sandberg. She invited artists to present their work to students and to sit for student-led interviews. These ongoing talks and interviews comprise a serial, online publication called Version Space, publicly distributed on Library Stack beginning October 9.

Hannes Grassegger is an investigative journalist based in Switzerland who researches questions of autonomy, power and sovereignty in the age of digitalization. In his project Infosphere Grassegger explores the invisible architecture of information flows we live in. From the reshaping of Hongkong as a Smart City surveillance system –to the rewiring of the news media infosphere by Social Networks. Today, how spaces are connected and how communication between spaces is shaped—thus shaping actions in the space—is developed by engineers and behavioural scientists. How can architects and artists as urban actors claim a relevant role in this field of action and help shape these spaces?

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