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Sandberg Research

Research at Sandberg Instituut is research that opens the possibilities of imagination. This means that questioning dominant paradigms becomes embedded in the way we approach learning, making and creating. Imagination that is not limited to the way things are but rather to the possibilities of what could be. We conceive of the institute as a place for interdisciplinary research and cross-pollination that exceeds the confines of conventional academic disciplines.

Sandberg Research enables different research cells to engage with research in their own specific methodology. The research cells at Sandberg are functioning as semi-autonomous research units and each have a specific and current topic.

Each research cell initiated by Sandberg Research is run by a senior researcher who formulates their own research goals and programming. Although there is a lot of freedom in the direction of the research, there are typically two types of activities: substantive research by the senior researcher, in which applied and autonomous research has a place and the education-related activities that introduce findings from the research into education.

Ongoing
Past
Sandberg Research
Wed
28 Feb
2024
Publication Launch: Perpetual Stew

We are proud to announce the launch of the Sandberg Instituut Graduation Exhibition 2023 Publication, titled Perpetual Stew (2024), the second in a new series of publications organized by Public Sandberg which began last year with The Salmon of Knowledge (2023). Perpetual Stew compiles the writing of 18 incredible authors who were invited to conduct interviews with and ruminate on the works of our nearly 60 graduates, from 7 departments.

Sandberg Research
Fri
23 Feb
2024
Green Screens: Animal Anxieties

A series of screenings and discussions on ecology, environment and cinema.

This three-part program aims to explore anxieties surrounding human-animal relations, as depicted in 20th-century genre-fiction movies. We will watch and discuss three films together, each selected to represent specific anxieties expressed through cinema, either directly or metaphorically.

Sandberg Research
Wed
18 Oct
2023
Workshop: Unionizing the Speculative

Unionizing the Speculative is an informal gathering that invites precarious cultural workers whose value of labor is likely to be challenged under the influence of generative AI. Participants will explore the collective strategy of advocacy through Speculoos biscuits containing AI-generated images.

Sandberg Research
Thu
22 Jun
2023
I am going to be your last teacher

"I am going to be your last teacher. Not because I'll be the greatest teacher you may ever encounter, but because from me you will learn how to learn. When you learn how to learn, you will realize that there are no teachers, that there are only people learning and people learning how to facilitate learning." – Moshé Feldenkrais

Sandberg Research
Fri
26 May
2023
WASALIWA

Apply for the international exchange project, WASALIWA, a collaboration of Framer Framed, the Sandberg Instituut and the Oceania Arts Centre in Fiji. We are looking for Amsterdam based artists to explore the ecological history and future of the Pacific Islands through a series of workshops 5, 6, 7, and 8 June 2023. Send in your motivation statement before 26 May to apply!

Sandberg Research
Tue
25 Apr
2023
Green Screens: Xenoecologies

Join us for an evening of screenings and discussions on ecology, environment and cinema.
Open to students, staff, graduates and friends.
Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Sandberg BC Building.

Sandberg Research
Thu
20 Apr
2023
A.I. for Artists

A workshop on how to apply algorithmic image creation with deep learning techniques for artists and creatives.

Workshop by: Enrique Gutiérrez
Hosted by: the Artificial Intelligence Research Cell at Sandberg Instituut

Sandberg Research
Thu
30 Mar
2023
Public Sewer 5: Sam Keogh talks Fortnite, with screening of The Island

Public Sandberg presents its monthly series of talks—PUBLIC SEWER—where guests are invited to speak about the strange things building up in the margins of their creative practices.

Sandberg Research
Wed
29 Mar
2023
IN SEARCH OF MONEY

IN SEARCH OF MONEY seeks to unravel how art and design within capitalism are driven by money. We will consider if culture, like people, is inevitably cast in a role of extremes - money-making machine or oppressed victim.

Sandberg Research
Wed
22 Feb
2023
Public Sewer 4: Graduation Book Launch

Public Sandberg presents Public Sewer 4: Graduation Book Launch Edition, where we will launch Sandberg Instituut’s Graduation Publication for 2022—titled The Salmon of Knowledge, the first in a new series of publications—featuring works of and essays about graduating students, and made in collaboration with Our Polite Society and photographers Sander van Wettum and Tom Philip Janssen.

Sandberg Research
Wed
15 Feb
2023
Ecological Imaginaries, Seminar 4: Combing the Desert

February 15th @ Critical Studies Studio Space, 4pm-7pm

Sandberg Research
Wed
8 Feb
2023
Deterritorializing Intelligence – an *un*scripted studio dialog with Flavia Dzodan and Femke Herregraven

Hosted by Sandberg Research - Artificial Intelligence

Sandberg Research
Wed
25 Jan
2023
Ecological Imaginaries Seminar 3: On Magical Thinking, Mental Health and Crisis of Imagination

4pm-7pm @ Critical Studies theory room

Sandberg Research
Thu
8 Dec
2022
Public Sewer 3

Keep your mind in the gutter.™

Sandberg Research
Wed
30 Nov
2022
Ecological Imaginaries Seminar 2: Why The End of the World is a good thing?

This year, Critical Studies research fellow Olya Korsun organises a series of seminars to collectively map out and question the contours and layers of ecological imaginaries through the study of eco-critical theory and experimental/queer/world cinema. We will open up the second meeting with the question: «How can we even talk about imagination without reviving the spectre of human exceptionalism?»*
What if instead of imagining new worlds we could learn to imagine the existing ones differently and celebrate the coming-to-an-end of human/language/Western – centred imaginaries?
Guided by the lines from Federico Campagna and films by Ana Vaz, Renée Nader Messora, João Salaviza we will look at how worlds are built and left in ruins and how Magic can be transformed from incurable disease into a tool for world-making.

Sandberg Research
Wed
23 Nov
2022
Open Call Sandberg Research AI

Open Call for a new kenniskring/ research group run by Flavia Dzodan - deadline extended to 23rd of November 00.00AM.

Sandberg Research
Thu
10 Nov
2022
Public Sewer 2

Keep your mind in the gutter: S*an D. Henry-Smith talks Hunter x Hunter and Daniel de Paula talks DJ Screw.

Sandberg Research
Wed
9 Nov
2022
Ecological Imaginaries Inquiry Group meeting 1 - Time observing, hopping and freezing.

Critical Studies auditorium, 4pm-7pm.

Sandberg Research
Thu
27 Oct
2022
Ways of Knowing: Digitizing Gestures

A workshop by research fellow Wael el Allouche.

Sandberg Research
Thu
13 Oct
2022
Public Sewer 1

Keep your mind in the gutter.
Flavia Dzodan talks Godzilla & Kaiju & Philip Coyne talks Bigfoot and other green men

Sandberg Research
Tue
17 May
2022
Materialising Materials

Please join us in the Rietveld/Sandberg library next week, Tuesday 17 May—for a playful writing workshop focused engaging with language, material, categorisation and storytelling—hosted by Toni Brell and Naomi Credé.

Sandberg Research
Wed
11 May
2022
Green Screens: Apocalypse & Extinction

@ 5:30 PM, join us for an evening of screenings and discussions on ecology, environment and cinema. Open to students, staff, graduates and friends.

Sandberg Research
Thu
28 Apr
2022
The Ecological Imagination

Please join us on Thursday, April 28, from 17.00-18.30, for brief presentations by the recipients of the "Ecological Imagination” stipends. Each of the four recipients will share and discuss a sample of their research in progress, prompting a collective discussion on the study of ecological crisis, environmental justice, and planetary futures.

Sandberg Research
Wed
20 Apr
2022
Green Screens: Decay & Decomposition

@5:30 PM, join us for an evening of screenings and discussions on ecology, environment and cinema. Open to students, staff, graduates and friends.

Sandberg Research
Wed
13 Apr
2022
fellows in process 2022

lecture & workshop series by the 2022 Research Fellows of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and Sandberg Instituut

Sandberg Research
Wed
6 Apr
2022
Green Screens: Weather & Climate

@ 5:30 PM, join us for an evening of screenings and discussions on ecology, environment and cinema. Open to students, staff, graduates and friends.

Sandberg Research
Wed
16 Mar
2022
Green Screens: Nature & Fascism

@5:30 PM, join us for an evening of screenings and discussions on ecology, environment and cinema. Open to students, staff, graduates and friends.

Sandberg Research
Wed
9 Mar
2022
In Search of Design and (crime) Journalism

16:00-18:00 @ Theory Stairs

Sandberg Research
Thu
3 Mar
2022
Deterritorializing Intelligence

A public lecture hosted by Femke Herregraven with keynote speaker, dr. Rodrigo Ochigame.

Sandberg Research
Wed
15 Dec
2021
Green Screens: Extraction & Exploitation

Join us for another screening and discussion on ecology, environment and cinema. Open to students, staff and graduates.
17:30-20:00

Sandberg Research
Wed
1 Dec
2021
The Human Ratings System: A roundtable discussion hosted by Flavia Dzodan

17:00-19:00 @ Auditorium 3rd floor BC, Sandberg Instituut

Sandberg Research
Wed
24 Nov
2021
Green Screens: Agency & Animism

Join us for another screening and discussion on ecology, environment and cinema. Open to students, staff and graduates.
17:30-20:00

Sandberg Research
Wed
3 Nov
2021
Research Cafe - Artificial Intelligence

The Research Cafe is a space to support research projects led by students at Sandberg Instituut. Each session revolves around a specific theme and text related to Artificial Intelligence that we use as a starting point for discussions on the topic. The idea behind the research cafe is to discuss different approaches and understandings to the session’s theme. It is meant as a moment to share “unfinished thinking”. That is, a process of exploring and expanding the possibilities of open-ended research.

Sandberg Research
Wed
27 Oct
2021
Green Screens

Join us for the first in a series of screenings and discussions on ecology, environment and cinema. Open to students, staff and graduates.

Sandberg Research
Wed
22 Sep
2021
In Search of Lost Time

On Wednesday 22nd we welcome you to the first Sandberg Research event In Search of Lost Time, hosted by Gabrielle Kennedy. During the sympsium, invited guests Thierry Geoffroy and Toby Sterling alongside alumni David Womack, Johan Deletang, Andrea Gonzalez, Juliette Lépineau, Simpson Tse and Jelia Veldeman will present their research in order to explore the meaning of time in art and journalism. The symposium takes place at Theory Stairs at 4pm.

Coordinators/Organizers/Curators

Eva Hoonhout
Tom Vandeputte

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Keywords

postgraduate, research, lecture series, publishing, CrD, PhD

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Publication Launch: Perpetual Stew
Wed
28 Feb
2024

We are proud to announce the launch of the Sandberg Instituut Graduation Exhibition 2023 Publication, titled Perpetual Stew (2024), the second in a new series of publications organized by Public Sandberg which began last year with The Salmon of Knowledge (2023). Perpetual Stew compiles the writing of 18 incredible authors who were invited to conduct interviews with and ruminate on the works of our nearly 60 graduates, from 7 departments.

All Sandberg graduates from 2023, current Sandberg students, and Sandberg staff are welcome to come pick up a free copy of the publication at the launch. Alongside this we will be hosting a special iteration of PUBLIC SEWER (Public Sandberg's talk series which asks people to step outside the bounds of their ordinary research interests to speak upon a para-academic topic that's festering in the margins of what they do).

We invite two of Perpetual Stew's authors to speak: the artists Brianna Leatherbury and Marissa Lee Benedict.
Brianna will speak about CRYOGENICS, and Marissa will speak about BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER.

  • Launch & talks:
  • Sandberg Auditorium (3rd floor, BC Building)
  • Wednesday, 28th February
  • from 17:30

Feel free to drop in a bit earlier to pick up and peruse a copy of the publication! Things will be finishing up around 19:00. If you're based in Amsterdam and would like to organize picking up a publication another day, email Aidan or Artun to organize collection (aidan@sandberg.nl, artun.arasli@sandberg.nl). Please also reach out if you have an international mailing request.

Graphic design: Akash Sheshadri

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