refuge fleeing flowing leaking ~ from today 22 March, 2023 onward, a four day conference-festival in the care of Studium Generale Rietveld Academie is taking place at the Stedelijk Museum. Urgent themes and wonderful line up, guest curated by Erika Sprey, Nina bell F, DAAR, Feifei Zhou. We are excited to see lovely DAI alumni (former students & tutors) among the speakers: Marianna Takou, Ying Que, Nuraini Juliastuti, Sandi Hilal and of course among the SG team; Jorinde Seijdel, Jort van der Laan, CPR (Charlotte Rooijackkers) and Taka Taka. Find the link to the program here.

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Collective Dream Weavers, Curated by Erika Sprey

On the first day of this conference festival, we reclaim our dream space as a legitimate and transformative form of knowledge (saber) and a life and death necessity. Can our bodyminds, so permeated by colony and capital, still be ‘touched by the gods' in what is probably one of our last inner refuges: the dream? How can we [...]

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Mar. 22. 11:00—17:00, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

*With: Tricia Hersey (The Nap Ministry), Camille Barton, Daniel Godínez Nivón, Mala Kline, Marcos Lutyens and Viktorija Rybakova, Laryssa Kim.

Permanent Temporariness, DAAR

Refuge is a temporary condition caused by wars, climate change, and social, economic, and political crises. But what happens when a temporary situation becomes permanent? Over the last years, the condition of Permanent Temporariness, imposed on refugees forced to live in refugee camps and unable to return to their countries of origin, has become a form of government extended to unprivileged parts of society, from precarious workers to immigrants and students [...]


Mar. 23. 11:00—17:00, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

*Hosted by Sandi Hilal & Alessandro Petti, Hayfaa Chalabi, Shafiq Kafar, Sarri Elfaitouri, Shahram Khosarvi.

Off-grid: Refuge through Escape, Curated by Feifei Zhou

What is a refuge like? Most of us may think of it as a shelter. A canopy in the rain, a bolthole in the storm, or a heated house in the snow. Refuge is where we feel protected and safe. Refuge in the more-than-human Anthropocene may look quite different. Fish break out of a net and return back to the river; the river is its refuge. A frog escapes from the industrial pen and inhabits the pond; the pond is its refuge. [...]


Mar. 24. 11:00—17:00, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

*With: Feifei Zhou, Zahy Tentehar, Sonia Levy, Dele Adeyemo, Tom Svilans, Anna Tsing (online).

House Museum for Gerrit Rietveld Academie – bricks to build homes for careful archives, Curated by Nina bell F.

Following Sara Ahmed, the house is like a dwelling, created by citations as bricks and straws for feminist memory. For Nina bell F. House Museum, archival practices are considered as bricks too. As a lighter material like straw, they can be used to make a shelter. In this vulnerable state, it is a space for fostering institutional critique, to nourish relational [...]


Mar. 25. 13:00—17:00, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

*With: Marianna Takou, Ying Que, Nuraini Juliastuti, Sites of Memory, Jeftha Pattikawa, Leana Boven.