Researcher at RASL

RASL, Rotterdam Arts and Sciences Lab, is a consortium between Codarts, Arts & Culture Studies (EUR), Erasmus University College (EUR) and the Willem de Kooning Academy. Part of the work I do within RASL is to work with other partner institutes on an Erasmus + awarded body of research exploring transdisciplinary education combining the arts, humanities and sciences.

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Fault Lines: KABK Research Symposium 2019
Learning

This one-day symposium, presented by the KABK Design Lectorate, features projects being developed through the KABK Research Group 2019, with an emphasis on practice-led research. Art and design research methods to be explored include: activism, collaboration, collective making, corresponding, diagramming, drawing, enactment, filmmaking, framing, juxtaposition, letter-writing, mapping, movement, notation, pedagogy, performance, re-archiving, re-narration, salvaging, speculation, translation, visual analysis, zooming in, and more.

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Reflections on the 15th ELIA Biennial Conference
Learning

From November 21st through the 24th, the Willem de Kooning Academy and Codarts hosted the 15th ELIA Biennial Conference in Rotterdam. Two years in the planning, we welcomed over 460 delegates from art academies across the world. The conference titled Resilience and the City: Art, Education & Urbanism explored four wide-ranging themes: Shifting Centres, Shifting Margins; Art and Social Cohesion; Art and Economy and Art and Innovation.

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Setting the Interconnected Table

Networks of people, things, and places don’t emerge from thin air. They are choreographed, staged, plotted, and planned. This workshop, within the context of The Autonomous Fabric research at the Willem de Kooning Academy, explored the table as a scene. It looked at the ritual of eating together as a catalyst for exchange. Working with…

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Interview by Amy Pickles with Renée Turner for the Rotterdam Arts & Sciences Lab

You know, one of the things I like about writing in a digital environment is that there is no master narrative, only tentative propositions, networked connections that can be followed or ignored. Maybe as a form, it suits my own inability to prioritise and make decisions and my desire to circle around things without really landing on a single point or conclusion.

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