2017-2018 Planetary Campus: The Kitchen

As an infrastructure Planetary Campus is the container for several activities initiated by the DAI, one of them is

The Kitchen

“Orality…is inseparable from the body in movement.”
 ~ Edouard Glissant

Each DAI-week, one full day is dedicated to individual presentations, lectures and lecture-performances (recognized here as a longstanding unique discipline, a hybrid of research, lecture, visual art and performative narrative techniques) by a, monthly changing, small group of students. The "Kitchen" as an educational tool was coined in 2003 by DAI and molded and sculpted ever since. The Kitchen-format offers individual students the possibility to present their independent work and research updates, proposals, experiments, musings, dreams and interests. For DAI, as a Roaming Academy without studio spaces, this is the platform where practices can be shared among the entire student body as well as with "outside". Embedded in a rigorous curriculum consisting of curated, collaborative study groups and seminars the Kitchen offers a "free space” to individual DAI-students: for the duration of twenty uninterrupted minutes each student is invited to 'speak' to an audience consisting of all their fellow students, the director, a camera and the camera woman, two, monthly changing guest respondents (invited makers and thinkers) and the occasional interested auditor. 

The Question

The Kitchen comes with a quite strict protocol. Beginning their presentation with a carefully crafted key question, each student presents work or research by means of performance, talk, performance-lecture, screening, reading, choreography, play, demonstration, action, presentation of relevant aspects of praxis or work in progress or process, reference sets or, a combination of (some of) these formats. Other than the limits of the given time and space frame there are actually no restrictions to the content and the format of the presentation. Following each presentation, in a conversational mode, the two invited respondents try to engage with the presentation by means of a (performtive) attempt to directly formulate an associative, non-judgemental, spoken (raw, sketchy, temptative) reflection, more or less roughly guided by "the question". 

Kitchen Schedule 2017-2018

Monday 23 April in Barcelona

10:00 Yeon Jeong Noh

10:40 Baha Görkem Yalım

11:20 Olivia Abächerli

12:00 Giorgos Tsiongas

13:00 - 14:00


Location The Archive and Library at the MACBA Study Centre

14:10 Eric Peter

14:50 Ellen de Medeiros Nunes

15:30 Duruo Wang

16:10 Mónica Lacerda

16:50 Leon Filter

18:30 - 19:30


Picnic in Parc de la Ciutadella.


Monday 19 March in Arnhem

  • Location: ArtEZ Auditorium, Oude Kraan 26, Arnhem
  • Respondents: John Barker and Sharon Sliwinski
  • Referee: DAI director Gabriëlle Schleijpen

10:10 Maya Watanabe

10:50 Wilfred Tomescu

11:30 Sanne Kabalt

12:10 Sara Cattin

13:00 - 14:00


Communal lunch cooked by Pick-Up

Location: Walter Books

14:10 Ciprian Burete

14:50 Elien Ronse

15:30 Clara Amaral

16:10 Jonathan Baumgärtner

16:50 Wrap up

17:30 - 18:30

Pickle Buffet 

Location: WALTER books

18:30 - 19:30


Communal dinner cooked by Pick-Up

Location: WALTER books

Monday 19 February in Epen

09:00 - 16:00

PLANETARY CAMPUS: Kitchen as part of DAI Week 6 

Location: Patronaat, Epen

Respondents: Bill Dietz and Kerstin Stakemeier

Referee: DAI director Gabriëlle Schleijpen

09:00 Polly Wright

09:40 Matthieu Blond

10:20 Sunghoon Kim

11:00 Nina Støttrup Larsen

12:00 - 13:00  Communal lunch cooked by Pick-up, served at the Patronaat in Epen

13:00 Irati Irulegui Otermin

13:40 Lucie Draai

14:20 Anja Khersonska

15:00 Tirza Kater

15:40 wrap up

16:00  Farewell to the respondents - they have to leave Epen to catch their flights!

18:00 - 19:00 Communal dinner cooked and served at the Bovenste Bos in Epen by Pick-up. 

Monday 22 January in Thessaloniki 

11:00 - 18:30

PLANETARY CAMPUS: Kitchen as part of DAI-week 5

Location: School of Drama, CLIO Building Egnatias 122, Thessaloniki

Respondents: Nataša Ilić and Köken Ergun

Referee: DAI director Gabriëlle Schleijpen

11:00 Alaa Abu Asad

11:40 Teresa Distelberger

12:20 Karina Sarkissova

13:00 - 14:00: Communal lunch cooked by Mama's Taper

14:00 Zoe Scoglio 

14:40 Sofia Montenegro

15:20 Dina Mohamed

16:00 Floris Visser

16:40 Ulufer Çelik

17:20 wrap up 

18:30 - 19:30 Communal dinner cooked by Mama's Taper

Monday 18 December in Oldebroek 

11:00 - 18:30

PLANETARY CAMPUS: Kitchen as part of DAI-week 4

Location: Het Sparrenhuis, Buitencentrum, Oldebroek

Respondents: Erden Kosova and iLiana Fokianaki 

Referee: DAI director Gabriëlle Schleijpen

11:00 Sanne de Vries

11:40 Anna Bitkina

12:20 Pitchaya Ngamcharoen

13:00 - 14:00: Communal lunch cooked by Pick Up

14:00 Lukas Hoffmann

14:40 Leeron Tur-Kaspa

15:20 Samantha McCulloch

16:00 Clara Saito

16:40 Olga Micińska

17:20 wrap up 

18:30 - 19:30 Communal dinner cooked by Pick Up

Monday 27 November in Amsterdam 

9:30 -17:00

PLANETARY CAMPUS: Kitchen as part of DAI-week 3

Location: Plantage Doklaan 8-12, Amsterdam 

Respondents: Manuela Moscoso and Nana Oforiatta-Ayim

Referee: DAI director Gabriëlle Schleijpen

10:00 Ciaran Wood

10:40 Vinita Gatne

11:20 Aldo Esparza Ramos

12:00 Rabea Ridlhammer

13:00 - 14:00: Communal lunch cooked by Kristin Gudmundsson and Peter Sattler

14:00 Alice Peragine

14:40 Stephan Blumenschein

15:20 Jasmin Schädler

16:00 Clementine Edwards

Followed by communal dinner at Plantage Doklaan 8-12

Monday 23 October in Cologne

9:30 -17:00

PLANETARY CAMPUS: Kitchen as part of DAI-week 2

Location: Bürgerzentrum Ehrenfeld, Cologne

Respondents: Sebastian Cichocki and Ghalya Saadawi.

Referee: DAI director Gabriëlle Schleijpen

Student lectures & performances by:

10:00 Luca Carboni

10:40 Ines Marita Schärer

11:20 Alejandro Cerón

12:00 Areumnari Ee

13:00 - 14:00: Communal lunch at Bürgerzentrum Ehrenfeld

14:00 Agata Cieslak

14:40 Livio Casanova

15:20 Edel O'Reilly

16:00 Bethany Crawford

Followed by Communal Dinner 

Monday 25 September in Arnhem

9:30 - 17:00

Location: Coehoorn zaal 1, Coehoornstraat 17, Arnhem 


as part of DAI-week 1

Respondents: Sandi Hilal and Angela Dimitrakaki 

Referee: DAI director Gabriëlle Schleijpen

Student lectures & performances by:

10:15 Baha Görkem Yalim

11:00 Ulufer Celik

11:45 Leon Filter

13:00 -14:00 Communal lunch cooked by Karen's Keuken at WALTER books

14:15 Monica Lacerda

15:00 Malcolm Kratz

15:45 Sanne Kabalt