Alumni Embassy

Is there life after DAI?

Our alumni are evidently alive and kicking (and if no longer with us, than their work and spirit certainly is): a majority of them thrive, somewhere, somehow, at the intersections of art (in all its hybridity and all its temporalities and languages) and theory.

DAI as Alma Mater is committed to support its alumni. To begin with: we provide three online, curated platforms from where they can keep our community, as well as our wider network updated on their activities: 1) the “World” section at our homepage, 2) PhD trajectories page and 3) this “Alumni Embassy” where we publish documentation and brief reports on final lecture-performances as presented in the year of graduation.

For those who graduated before 2015, no video-documentation or written reports on the final lecture presentation are available. In some of these cases, you will find a written portrait commissioned by DAI, instead. On each Alumni Embassy page, you should furthermore find a link to an abstract of the written MA thesis as well as linkings to personal websites or social media. For the coming years it is our intention to gradually complete this collection with many more portraits to be written by guest-writers. 

In general we are proud to provide letters of recommendation, and we are happy to advise and encourage our alumni and former students wherever this makes sense. Finally: we are absolutely thrilled to convey that increasingly our alumni are invited back on board of the spaceship taking up roles as advisors, cooks, communication designers, coordinators, curators, facilitators, filmmakers, local guides to DAI as Roaming Academy, respondents at the Kitchen and as tutors. The future (of DAI) is in their hands!

~ please scroll for all the alumni pages, or use the index to go directly to a specific person ~