COOP study groups


In light of the current pandemic restrictions (and in accordance with the many conversations organised between the DAI crew and the DAI’s student led Crisis Group, the COOP tutorial teams and the partnering organisations), COOP Study Groups gatherings will be predominantly conducted on-line for the months of May and June. Some groups expressed the desire to explore alternative modes of distance communication.

DAI will be embracing the various formats devised by each study group as meaningful gestures that negotiate their relation to the screen (or other) tools, engage with the singular and the collective and allow for other rhythms to infuse the study.

Kindled by COOP’s responsive modes towards convening remotely, our May and June curriculum welcomes (but not enforces) a rather diluted timeline structure which – unlike the previously conceived DAI week timeline – allows encounters to be pervaded throughout the two months.

DAI's monthly Bulletins are to be devised accordingly. Each COOP’s Month to Month announcements will continue offering elaborate formulations on the study groups’ scheduled encounters. Reverberations of those occurrences will resume on our student led curated Chronicles page.

Our frequently updated CALENDAR page features all information on curriculum, care and technical support, stemming from our continuous thinking with the entirety of the DAI community towards feasible scenarios for July and August.

To read DAI’s Covid-19 protocol for all our in-the flesh-gatherings in 2020 and 2021: CLICK HERE 

COOP study groups

Six COOP study groups are at the heart of the DAI's curriculum. The COOPs collective enquiry ask for active participation in & productive contributions to, curated, cooperative, un-disciplined, art research trajectories. The COOPs bring makers, researchers, writers and curators together around well-defined and relevant questions and topics.

In the academic year 2019-2020 each DAI-student will join one out of six study groups. This year's study groups are guided by tutorial teams which came into being in response to a commission from the part of DAI: partnering organisations were invited to bring together a tutorial team that acknowledges the hybrid nature of current praxis wherein these roles can easily co-exist in one person or be swapped among the members of a collective or otherwise. 

The 2019-2020 study groups gather for several days during each DAI Week to share research and to develop a group work. Ideally this group work comes into being as an entirely collaborative endeavour, but it may also be the umbrella for more or less individually produced works, carefully brought together by the study group. The outcome of each research trajectory will be shared with the public during COOP SUMMIT 2020. 

The COOP program co-ordinator is Nikos Doulos.

For the embedding of this course component in the DAI Art Praxis curriculum, you are advised to consult our SYLLABUS 2019 - 2020.