Index & Is there life after DAI ?

Oh yes there is! It fills us with joy to say that our alumni thrive, in so many places and in so many ways, at the intersections between theory, activism, and art in all its hybridities, its ambiguities, its disguises, temporalities, forms and (para-)languages. 


DAI is committed, not only to closely follow how our alumni are worldbuilding, but also to support them as good as we can(within our limited means), long after they have left the program.

It goes without words that we are always happy to provide letters of recommendation. We also welcome our alumni back for advise and encouragement, while we promote them whenever we can, wherever this makes sense.

At a closed facebook page uniquely available to our alumni and students, the DAI regularly posts calls for applications to residencies, research positions, jobs etcetera that might be of interest to our community. If, as an alum or student you are not yet registered, you are welcome to contact Margret Wibmer (


Increasingly alumni are invited back on board of the (soft)spaceship, brilliantly taking up roles as advisors to the Admissions Committee, as writers, as cooks, as communication designers, as fundraisers, co-ordinators, as curators, as facilitators, as filmmakers, as hosts of DAI Roaming Academy in their hometowns (proposals welcome!), as respondents to the Kitchen and as (guest)tutors to COOP study groups or otherwise. The future (of DAI) is in their hands!


Find out more about DAI alumni in PhD and other post-graduate and third cycle research and fellowship programs.


The “World” section on our homepage publishes announcements, calls, campaigns, news and invitations, anything that can be of revelance to people within our extended family as well as in our wider networks. Please send your prepared announcements (meaning that visual + text always have to be send in as separate entities) to:


Building on the strong sense of community across generations of DAI-students, a group of alumni (across year groups) has recently initiated a wonderful project. Recognising that students who are bound to pay international study fees are oftentimes those who come from places that have been systematically excluded and extracted from across centuries by countries such as NL, the DAI Friends & Alumni Grant is a small step towards recognising this asymmetry, and sharing this wealth with others. Wealth distribution = reparations. 


Right now the index is far from complete, we are constantly delving into our rich, but also somewhat chaotic archive. This with the burning desire to fully and beautifully update the index (as well as ALUMNI EMBASSY portrait gallery). It goes without words, that this will not be possible without your help: so yes, we are by all means open to your input: we hope you will feel perfectly welcome to contact or

We invite you to provide us with a selection of key-words ("words that are familiar and yet confusing") a bio (not a CV) and a "glossy" portrait of yourself. In 2021 we created this new format for all alumni pages, (see  Philippa Driest as an example), which we are gradually implementing. 


Everybody who spent a significant amount of time at DAI and has left "traces"~ good vibes. Most people leave the DAI with an MA-certificate, some don't. For inclusion on these pages this is not considered relevant. 

We will be excited to re-connect and work on this project with all the many lovely former students, who have contributed with their research, their ideas and their presence in passionate, endearing and thought-provoking ways, to this thing called DAI. The alumni pages will help us all to keep the conversations going!