COOP study groups


Six COOP study groups are at the heart of the DAI's curriculum. The COOPs collective enquiry asks 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.

The 2021-2022 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 other groups as well as with the public during our COOP SUMMIT plus ROAMING ASSEMBLY/ sonsbeek20-24 COUNCIL editions scheduled to take place on the 25th, 26th and 27th of August 2021. 

*1st &  2nd year students study together.  

Meanwhile, the CHRONICLES offer a wealth of textual, visual and aural notes, echoing day to day encounters during the DAI's monthly study group and workshop gatherings.

In the academic year 2021-2022 each DAI-student will join one out of six study groups. COOP study groups, or in short, COOPs, are guided by tutorial teams which come into being in response to a commission from the part of DAI: partnering art organisations with a compelling curatorial and urgent political vision on (collective) study and non-extractive forms of research, are invited to bring together a tutorial team that acknowledges the hybrid nature of current praxis wherein roles can easily co-exist in one person or be swapped among the members of a collective or otherwise. 

The COOP senior program co-ordinator is Nikos Doulos. Students and tutors are kindly requested to direct all their questions in regard to the modus operandi of this curruculum component to him. 

COOPs of years past are archived under DEPOT.

Participating students must take good notice:

*Committed participation in the COOP is good for 20 ECTS per year.                                   

*240 contact hours during one academic year will be organized. 

*in addition to that 320 hours of self-study outside of DAI Weeks are requested.

*Read more about the formal embedding of the COOPs within the accredited DAI Art Praxis curriculum at: SYLLABUS 2021-2022.



COOP study groups 2021-2022: