DAI Week nr. 2 ~ Arnhem. November 17 till November 25, 2022
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We are back in Arnhem
That is to say: for generation 22 this is their first DAI week landing in the city that has a firm grip on DAI's past, present and future (although our future landings in Arhem come with a concern, to be only briefly touched upon here). Our "parent" universities headquarters are in Arnhem. Our longstanding partnership, conversation & friendship with WALTERbooks is the backbone of our relation with the city as landing station for our soft space ship, eversince we became a Roaming Academy in 2017. Last but not least; our research interests around and in close friendship and collaboration with Sonsbeek artistic /curatorial teams ruangrupa (2016) and sonsbeek20-24, gave meaning, purpose and edge to our connectivity with this specific city, its geo-cultural position in the Netherlands and its historical and contemporary entanglement with wider worlds. Sonsbeek20-24 has prematurely ended (read more here) and DAI stands in full solidarity with Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Aude Mgba, Zippora Elders, Amal Alhaag and Krista Jantowski and program leader Raj Sandhu: it is out of the question that there will be any continuation of DAI's relationship with the Sonsbeek project under its current management and governance structure, where there is no commitment to the duty of care that comes with inviting and hosting an artistic /curatorial team. Sadness and anger about this situation aside: for this DAI Week we look forward to be hosted for all our lunches and cozy dinners by our beloved WALTERbooks and the one and only Krista Jantowski ~ as well as to be accomodated by other cultural spaces in town (Theater aan de Rijn, De Lommerd, Post Theater, Coehoorn) who are offering us their spaces to gather and study.
The foundation for our curricular support structure in 2022-2023, more specifically this years COOP partnerships with:ARCHIVE (Berlin, Dakar, Milan), Bulegoa z/b (Bilbao), Casco Art Instite:Working for the Commons (Utrecht), If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (Amsterdam), Neringa Forest Architecture (Nida), SAVVY Contemporary (Berlin) has been laid by DAI's artistic director and head of program, Gabriëlle Schleijpen: to be activated, animated and expanded by all students, crew and faculty.
Faculty present in Arnhem:
The tutorial teams and their guests on board this month, all contributing to the 3 defining curriculum components of our program:
How To Do Things With Theory Seminars 2022-2023:
COOP Study Groups 2022-2023:
Marwa Arsanios, Yin Aiwen, Frédérique Bergholtz, Eglė Budvytytė, Jurga Daubaraitė, Sagal Farah, Chiara Figone, Anik Fournier, Jeroen Glissenaar, Liquid Dependencies Host Community (Lenn Cox, Johannes Equizi, Hosein Danesh), Leon Filter, Billy Fowo, Egija Inzule, Dr. Emanuela Maltese, Dr. You Mi, Snejanka Mihaylova, Marianna Takou, Dr. Leire Vergara, Sands Murray-Wassink, Zoe Zhao & Jonas Žukauskas. COOP's Education Team Leader is Nikos Doulos.
The Kitchen format is curated and hosted by Gabriëlle Schleijpen, with Peter Sattler as production leader, with the brilliant input of nine student presenters. Kitchen respondents for this week are Lara Khaldi and Simon(e) van Saarloos.Factory 2.0 is curated by Nikos Doulos with the amazing input of our student body to it's Student Led Activities.
Crew (making it all possible!) present in Arnhem:
*Senior facilitator work spaces Roaming Academy | technical support: Peter Sattler.
*Friends & Family (& more): Ricardo Liong-A-Kong
*Back Office (remotely): Vinita Gatne is our travel coordinator in dialogue with our travel agent Monique Hemminkways AKA Hemminkways, Corine van der Wal is our bookkeeper, while Rik Fernhout tracks all possible formal hurdles on DAI's pathways, in relation to exam-regulations.
Please consult our Crew-webpage for a more complete overview and the division of tasks.
DAI Week 2 from day to day:
PLEASE RETURN TO THE BULLETIN ON A DAILY BASIS AS THE SCHEDULE MAY BE UPDATED
Friday 25 - Departure ALL