Extra Intra

Extra Intra is a website initiated by the Editorial Board of Intercurricular Programmes at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

  • Extra Intra provides an overview of present and previous intercurricular initiatives at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.
  • Extra Intra functions as an online space for the previous and current intercurricular, student-led platforms to share their research.
  • Extra Intra is where the editorial board publishes the content and outcomes of its projects, such as its readers and its essay series.

Editorial Board

Some questions the Editorial Board asks are: How can we encourage and support discourse and practices that depart from and disrupt the institutional norm? How can we further develop and support student-led pedagogy, providing a space for topics that are not addressed by the main departments? What does the future of art and design education look like?

The Editorial Board’s focus on projects and research outside of existing departments serves to highlight and support interdisciplinary thinking and making that has the flexibility to respond to current urgencies felt by students and the wider community. These urgencies may be material, political, theoretical or otherwise, and give students the opportunity to play an active role in shaping their education, learn valuable skills such as writing applications, organising events, and working with peers in the professional field. A key intention of the board is to facilitate collaborative and sustainable working structures, and help students to further their interest and experience in experimental pedagogy.

The Editorial Board of Intercurricular Programmes was established in 2019 as one of the 9 Quality Agreements, and is being funded until the end of 2024 to develop small-scale intercurricular education within the academy. Since 2019 the editorial board has supported 13 student-run intercurricular platforms, been developing an active website promoting and archiving all intercurricular events happening in and around the academy, published 2 readers, and continues to commission an essay series on the future of art and design education, and organise various events and symposia.


Current members: Elisabeth Klement, Elio J Carranza, Michał Dawid Sypien, Clémence Lollia Hilaire, Nell Schwan, Rosie Haward.

Previous members: Luca Heydt, Ea Polman, Jorinde Seydel, Gleb Maiboroda, Joram Kraaijeveld, Rasha Dakkak, Ben Zegers, Jurgen Bey, Tessa Verheul.

Quality Agreements

Intercurricular education is one of the eight goals that the Gerrit Rietveld Academie has formulated as part of the Dossier Quality Agreements 2019-2024. In the process of defining the eight goals, the Board and the MR invited students and staff to share ideas and wishes for the future, for instance during the Academy Assembly in November 2018. There has been a noticeable interest for interdisciplinary and trans-departmental collaborations.
The Quality Agreements budget offers the possibility to invest in intercurricular education until 2024.

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