2022 – 2023
REFUGE – fleeing, flowing, leaking

Human and more-than-humans seek refuge because of war, terror, hunger, exploitation, climate change, or through structural forms of everyday oppression and exclusion. You find refuge in a camp, bomb shelter, safe space, in a body, state of being, state of mind. Or you refuge in a (self-chosen) family, community, movement, or collectivity.

This edition of Studium Generale considers the phenomenon of refuge not only as a concrete and physical construction in a violent or toxic reality, but also as a potential affective space or a caring body. It looks at how restrictive systems (ideologies, states, institutions, academies, machines…) flow and leak unpredictably, from which lines of flight can arise.

From there, how can we harbour and connect bodies and create refuges for affective and dissident voices?

Project website: https://refuge.rietveldacademie.nl

Weekly Wednesday afternoon programme at the Rietveld
Jan. 18, 25; Feb. 8, 15, 22; Mar. 8, 15

14:00—15:30, Talks and performances curated and hosted by Simon(e) van Saarloos with Bebe Berat Bebek, Fedlev auditorium

16:00—17:00, Beamclub screenings curated and hosted by Jo-Lene Ong with Bo Wang, Fedlev auditorium

17:15 —19:00, Workshop with Yara Said

17: 15 —19:00, Reading Group moderated by Jay Tan, Rietveld Library

Lexicon written by CPR
Reader with Rietveld Library, edited by Amelia Groom and Anja Sunhyun Michaelsen

Special projects and collaborations:
Basicyear project I & II with Taka Taka
Dedicated website, design and visuals with Graphic Design student team
Rietveld Uncut exhibition, curated and coordinated by Tomas Adolfs & Tarja Szaraniec

Conference-festival and Rietveld Uncut at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam March 24, 25, 26, 27