COOP study groups

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

In the academic year 2018-2019 each DAI-student will join one out of seven 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: a curator ( independent or related to a partnering institution or organisation) was invited to bring together a tutorial team which consists of a practising artist, a scholar/researcher and a curator (acknowledging 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 2018-2019 study groups gather for nearly 3 days during each DAI Week + 4 days more (the so-called "extension") 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 2019 in Cagliari (Sardinia) in June 2019. 

The COOP program co-ordinator is Nikos Doulos. For the embedding of this constituent in the DAI Art Praxis curriculum, you are advised to consult our SYLLABUS 2018-2019.