We are absolutely thrilled to share that our alum Helen Zeru (DAI, 2017) is one of the 12 artists who will be reimagining the future of their cities through design and creative problem-solving as part of the Creative Industries Fund NL & Prince Claus Fund's Building Beyond mentorship programme in 2023! The 12 selected artists come from Ethopia, Mozambique, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Benin, Egypt, Libya and Tanzania and work in a wide range of design fields including architecture, urbanism, digital design, visual arts, photography, research and performance. The artists will work on projects that re-imagine the future of public space, community and functionality in their own contexts. The program aims to foster thought leadership, promote criticality, reframe design-based practices, and contribute to an ongoing conversation on how creative practices rooted in locality and community can lead to new perspectives and promote transformative urban agendas. DAI's journey with Helen began in 2014 when she warmly welcomed us to Netsa Art Village in Addis Ababa: more than an art space and an art project: it was a collective, a studio, a network, a gallery, a garden, a school, an experimental room, and so many other things. Following the term “Netsa” (translated to “free” from Amharic), Netsa Art Village played the role of a hybrid-crossing space between the urban and the rural, the formal and the unregulated, the conventional and the experimental. Today it is so great to know that although Netsa, unfortunately no longer exists, Helen and her work continue to make the difference. Click to find more information.

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Long Time No See: Forming a new art economy of the commons

2022-2023 COOP study group with tutor team: Yin Aiwen, You Mi and Binna Choi. Partner: Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, Utrecht.


2022-2023 COOP study group with tutor team: Akinbode Akinbiyi, Sagal Farah, Billy Fowo. Partner: SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin

Forest as Image and Infrastructure. Exploited, Assembled, Constructed, Protected, Cared for – Projections, Relations, Definitions – Forest Operational Images

2022-2023 COOP study group with tutor team: Egija Inzule, Jurga Daubaraitė and Jonas Žukauskas. Partner: Neringa Forest Architecture, Nida

AEROPONIC ACTS 2023 ~ July 22 till 31~ Dro, Italy

We are excitedly looking forward to return to Centrale Fies, independent centre for the production of contemporary performing arts, located within a former hydroelectric powerplant from the early 1900s and surrounded by an enchanting mountainscape.

Publishing Practices: Textauralities, Oralitures, Corpoliteracies

2022-2023 COOP study group with tutor team Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro, Emanuela Maltese and Chiara Figone. Partner: ARCHIVE, Berlin, Dakar, Milan.

Curating Positions: A cut through the screen

2022-2023 COOP study group with tutor team Marwa Arsanios, Leon Filter, Leire Vergara. Partner: Bulegoa z/b, Bilbao

For a Revolutionary Becoming of Attention: Perception, Movement, Technics Within and Against the Postcolony

Amit S.Rai's 2022-2023 seminar for HTDTWT

Ghost Stories

Ana Teixeira Pinto's 2022-2023 seminar for HTDTWT

A Fabric Instead of a Lecture

Grant Watson's 2022-2023 seminar for HTDTWT

On Not S(t)aying the Same

Hypatia Vourloumis' 2022-2023 seminar for HTDTWT

Factory 2.0

Platform for elective courses, initiated and led by students for students ~ as part of the accredited curriculum

On Tradition - Future Ancestors 3: The Mother, The Archival and The Symbolic Order

2022-2023 COOP study group with tutor team: Snejanka Mihaylova, Rory Pilgrim. Partner: If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam

TEN CONVER- SATIONS IN A FORM ~ Friday, March 3 ~ the third KITCHEN of this academic year ~ Location: PAF in St. Erme, France.

Guest Respondents: Valentina Curandi and Arnisa Zeqo. Presenters: Pelumi Adejumo, Louis Schou-Hansen, Ania Yilmaz, Zoé Couppé, Kıvanç Sert, Yi-Hong Wang, Celeste Perret, Francesca Pionati, Meii Soh, Cornelia Isaksson.

Roaming Assembly is our guest curated public program; exploring themes and topics of relevance to the thinking of art in the world today. 

Watch video documentation of the 30 editions, that we have organised at a wide variety of locations since 2015.

Capital as a State of Mind II

Ghalya Saadawi's 2022-2023 seminar for HTDTWT