Humans 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?
Refuge programme 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 Juicy Refuge: spaces to hide and spaces to shine
Talks and performances curated by Simon(e) van Saarloos, hosted by Bebe Berat Bebek, Fedlev auditorium
16:00—17:00 Still We Thrive
Beamclub screenings curated and hosted by Jo-Lene Ong with Bo Wang, Fedlev auditorium
17:15 —19:00 How do birds find their way home?
Workshop with Yara Said
17: 15 —19:00, First, Business and Economy… Structures of Class, Law, Race, Rights and the Places where Dreams are Powerful
Reading Group moderated by Jay Tan, Rietveld Library
y/our tongues are true, Lexicon written by CPR
Refuge and Reparative Practice, 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 22, 23, 24, 25
Guest curators conference: Erika Sprey, DAAR (Sandi Hilal & Alessandro Petti), Feifei Zhou, Nina bell F.