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Education in Arts

Education in Arts

The Piet Zwart Institute will be open for new applications starting on December 1, 2018.

Due to the quantity of applications the Piet Zwart Institute Master programs receive, regulations regarding immigration, and international opportunities to apply for study funding, we strongly encourage you to apply early.

March 1, 2019: Final deadline for non-EU applicants and priority deadline for EU applicants. May 1, 2019: Final deadline for EU applicants. Open house: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10am–3pm

The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Hogeschool Rotterdam. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across different media and contexts, our institute offers a rich combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange in an intimate learning environment.

The programmes of the Piet Zwart Institute are located in the heart of Rotterdam’s city centre. While students and faculty come from across the globe, bringing with them a variety of cultural influences, there are also strong connections to the city, its complex history and dynamic urban environment.

We have five master programmes: Fine Art, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Experimental Publishing, Lens-Based Media, and the Master Education in Arts. All are founded on a shared interest in the complex social, cultural and political underpinnings of each discipline. Through a uniquely tailored curriculum combining collective learning, intensive individual tutorial support, practice-based research and theoretical inquiry, our programmes educate young professionals who have a critically reflective and imaginative approach to their work.

As an educational institute the notion of “making public” is core to our activities. These public moments are an important resource for students, faculty members and guests, serving as a bridge to the city, a framework for exploring timely and relevant issues, and building a community around areas of interests. Exhibitions, symposia, conferences and publications expand our research beyond the confines of academia, while simultaneously valuing the very necessary speculative space for reflection and knowledge building that is only made possible through the rigorous academic framework of the Piet Zwart Institute.

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Image by L. Robbins, Master Lens-Based Media.

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OPEN DAY WILLEM DE KOONING ACADEMY & PIET ZWART INSTITUTE

On November 10, 2018, from 10am till 3pm the Piet Zwart Institute will have a small presence during the Willem de Kooning Academy Open Day. Location Wijnhaven 61, Rotterdam. You will find our staff on the 4th floor to answer your questions. It is also possible to visit the workshop facilities that are located in the building.

More information you can find here.

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Time: Thursday November 8, 19.00 – 21.30 hrs Location: Willem de Kooning Academy, Piet Zwart Institute, entrance Wijnhaven 61, 4th floor, large project space (W.4.320). Admission: Free, but because of a maximum number of participants (25), please register via demsm@hr.nl

Hereby the Master Education in Arts cordially invites you to participate in the lecture/workshop Un/Chronological Timelines by Lineo Segoete from Another Roadmap to Arts Education. Another Roadmap for Arts Education is an international network of practitioners and researchers working towards art education as an engaged practice in museums, cultural institutions, educational centres and grass-roots organisations in twenty-two cities on four continents. They view arts education as deeply embedded in social and political contexts – but also as a possibility to question and transform the social. Within the lecture/workshop, working in groups, participants engage with histories of arts education from different locations and their relations.

Lineo Segoete is co-founder and co-director of Ba re e ne re Literary Arts, an NGO in Lesotho, which promotes critical literacy creative writing and storytelling. She is also co-convener of the Another Roadmap to Arts Education / Africa Cluster, freelance writer, knowledge-management consultant and a 2016/2017 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow from Vanderbilt University in the USA. Lineo Segoete is a woman-child who engages in various forms of storytelling including writing, research and photography. Her restlessness drives her to wander in places and the head spaces of other Homo sapiens, in search of knowledge and understanding. Her curiosity and inquisitivity make her a lifelong scholar who likes love and beautiful things but also a sceptic and questioner of things.

The idea of making the Un/Chronological Timelines workshop into a card game evolved from an exercise introduced at a workshop within the Vienna Arts Education Festival in October 2017. During the game a temporary interactive timeline is constructed by the participants, including information from their own contexts. Such timeline has an un/chrono/logical character, because the elements of it are not fixed. New connections between cards are established every time they are played with. The way history is represented keeps changing and evolving and is open to be questioned, de- and re-constructed and represented in new ways. 

The workshop is presented by the Master Education in Arts, Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy in collaboration with Annette Krauss and Casco Art Institute’s First Annual Assembly for commoning art institutions.

See: http://casco.art/en/program/more

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Master Education in Arts – Graduation Presentation 2018 Pedagogy in Context Symposium Reading Room

Friday & Saturday July 6 – 7: Symposium Pedagogy in Context, TENT. (live screened in the Reading Room). TENT., Auditorium, Witte de With straat 50. July 6: 11.00 – 20.00 hrs (drinks afterwards) July 7: 11.00 – 17.00 hrs

July 4 – 8: Reading Room, WdKA, Piet Zwart Institute, 4th floor, Wijnhaven 61. Opening 4 July: 17.00 – 23.00 hrs July 5 – 6: 11.00 – 23.00 hrs July 7 – 8: 11.00 – 18.00 hrs

The Master Education in Arts of the Piet Zwart Institute cordially invites you to her Graduation Presentation 2018 taking place at two locations this year: the Willem de Kooning Academy and TENT. Rotterdam. The graduation projects of the students are presented adopting two different formats: the symposium Pedagogy in Context, hosted by TENT., and a Reading Room at the Willem de Kooning Academy, both being part of the WdKA Graduation Show 2018.

The symposium Pedagogy in Context at TENT. consists of workshops, presentations, performances and discussions. It introduces the diverse experimental contexts and research methodologies of the students’ graduation projects as well as the diversity of their educational practices. Visitors are invited to participate in an open discussion on the urgencies of contemporary art/design education. The Reading Room at the WdKA offers a space where visitors can access the students’ research projects, as well as the ‘living archives’ of their theoretical and practice-based research. There is also a live screening of the symposium.

Participating students: Susana Carvalho, Fieke Dieleman, Felix Dorer, Marianne van Horssen, Emily Huurdeman, Amy Pickles, Desiree Kerklaan, Marian Ouwerkerk, Marine Poyard, Benjamin van der Spek, Maarten de Vugt and Viki Zioga.

Detailed information about the symposium program will be released soon on this website and our graduation website: http://meia.pzwart.nl

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Research and Experimentation in Art and Design Education

The Master Education in Arts is two-year 60 ECTS part-time programme specifically developed for working practitioners/educators. The course has an interdisciplinary focus, allows for experimentation, is taught in English and accepts students from the Netherlands and within the EU at large. The programme explicitly connects theory and practice, focusing on contemporary issues that span different practices and discourses: education, pedagogy, art, design, cultural theory, digital cultures, public practices, education philosophy, museum education and so forth. Classes are taught on Friday and Saturday every two weeks at Piet Zwart institute on the 4th floor of the WdKA/Wijnhaven.

The curriculum is designed for educators in the field of secondary/vocational and higher art and design education, museum educators and artists and designers with an interest in pedagogical/public practices. We also explicitly welcome cultural professionals working within and outside and institutional environment (workshops, labs, et cetera). Peer learning and being part of learning community exchanging knowledge and experiences, is a key feature of our programme. The course prepares graduates to engage with formal educational structures as well as informal learning environments.

Application deadline: May 15

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Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:00 – 15:00 at two locations;

Piet Zwart Institute Karel Doormanhof 45 & Wijnhaven 61 Rotterdam The Netherlands

During our annual Open Day, staff and students are present for questions and presentations. The studio spaces will be open, and it is also possible to visit the workshop facilities located at the Willem de Kooning Academy.

Master Fine Art will be present for questions and presentations, and have Open Studios. Their location is at Karel Doormanhof 45.

Staff and students of the Master Media Design: Experimental Publishing, Master Media Design: Lens-Based, Master Education in Arts, and Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design will be presenting and available for questions across the 4th floor of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Wijnhaven 61. As mentioned, this location is also home to the workshop facilities of the Piet Zwart Institute.

Applications for September 2018 entry are now open.

We strongly encourage you to apply early due to the quantity of applications the Piet Zwart Institute Master programs receive, Dutch IND regulations regarding immigration, and international opportunities to apply for study funding.

February 1, 2018: First review of completed applications for non-EU and EU applicants.

March 1, 2018: Final review deadline for completed applications for non-EU applicants. Second review for completed applications for EU applicants.

May 15, 2018: Final review deadline for completed applications for EU applicants.

Once a committee has reviewed your completed application, you may be contacted for an interview. Interviews will start as early as end of February and carry on up until the May 15 deadline.

Image credit: Aad Hoogendoorn.

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:00 – 15:00 at two locations; Piet Zwart Institute Karel Doormanhof 45 & Wijnhaven 61 Rotterdam The... Lees verder

The Nominees for the Max van der Kamp Scriptieprijs 2017 are announced.

Mascha van Zijverden, alumni from the Master Education in Arts (graduate in 2016) is one of the recipients of the Award, with her thesis: “Recrafting Craft”

Process making in biographical theater, artistic PhD research and crafts in fashion education. Three theses with these subjects have been nominated for the Max van der Kamp Scriptieprijs 2017. Onderzoeksconferentie Cultuureducatie en Cultuurparticipatie on the 5th of February, the LKCA will award this prize for the 5th time. The winner will receive 1,000 euros and may publish in the magazine Cultuur+Educatie.

Read full article here

The Nominees for the Max van der Kamp Scriptieprijs 2017 are announced. Mascha van Zijverden, alumni from the Master Education in Arts (graduate... Lees verder

Time: Thursday November 9, 19.30 – 21.30 hrs Location: Willem de Kooning Academy, Wijnhaven 61 Rotterdam. Large project space, 4th floor. Admission: Free

The Master Education in Arts cordially invites you for a lecture by Elizabeth Graham and Amal Khalaf.

You are already in it

Through a series of collective exercises and readings, we will discuss listening as a pedagogical space for collectivity, reciprocity and care. Sharing research developed from The Centre for Possible Studies and our current Serpentine Projects we will reflect on practices of listening, mapping, archiving and collective action. How do we move beyond the subject/object dynamic of social practice? Fred Moten says that ‘you are already in it’, you are already in the thing that you call for and that calls for you. What does it mean to work in socio-political context and how can community practice within arts institutions be a practice of solidarity?

* For the participants: Please bring a sound to share that responds to the question: what is the sound of solidarity? Recordings should last between 1 – 2 minutes.

Elizabeth Graham

Elizabeth Graham studied Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, graduating in 2009. She is a curator and educator based between London and Amsterdam. She is currently Assistant Projects Curator at the Serpentine Galleries, connecting artists, communities, self-organised groups and campaigns through long term residency programmes in the city. Alongside her role at Serpentine, Elizabeth also curates a range of public art commissions for UP Projects, including Constellations a working group at Flat Time House that supports artists to develop their practice by exploring socio-political contexts as the site for artistic practice. Prior to this, Elizabeth has worked at a variety of arts organisations including; Arnolfini (Exhibitions; John Akomfrah, Moving Targets), Tate Britain and Modern (Learning/ Artist-in-Residence Programme) and as an education researcher for the South London Gallery (ongoing). Since 2014, Elizabeth has been a tutor of Self-Directed Research on the Master Education in Arts, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, and co-organises How To Show Up? an ongoing writing and performance series at Sans Serrife, Amsterdam.

Amal Khalaf

Amal Khalaf is an artist, researcher and currently Projects Curator at the Serpentine Galleries, working on the Edgware Road Project since its inception in 2009. In addition she is the Commissioning Editor of Projects for Ibraaz, and a founding member of artist collective GCC.  Previously she has worked at Gasworks, London and the Townhouse gallery, Cairo as well as co-directing the 10th edition of the Global Art Forum, Art Dubai in 2016.  Amal’s work has been presented at the University of Pennsylvania; Goldsmiths College, London; MoMA PS1, NY; New Museum, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; Musee D’Art Moderne, Paris; The Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah; Serralves, Porto;  amongst others in educational and cultural contexts.

Image caption: Sketch by artist Nicolas Vass as part of ‘Language, Resistance, Theatre’ project.

Time: Thursday November 9, 19.30 – 21.30 hrs Location: Willem de Kooning Academy, Wijnhaven 61 Rotterdam. Large project space, 4th... Lees verder

Time: Thursday October 12, 19.30 – 21.30 hrs Location: Willem de Kooning Academy, Wijnhaven 61 Rotterdam. Large project space, 4th floor. Admission: Free

The Master Education in Arts cordially invites you for a lecture by Anna Santamouro, course tutor of the seminar Making Things Public.

The field of socially and politically engaged art practices and their implications outside the artistic and institutional realm have been widely researched and discussed in the last decade. This lecture seeks to redefine such collective processes through the lens of the theories of micropolitics associated primarily with Félix Guattari and the cultural theorist Suely Rolnik. By drawing a genealogy of micropolitics and of the political and philosophical debates that have been accompanying this concept since the 1960s in Europe in the lecture I look at micropolitics through the lens of post-Operatist Italian theorists, in particular Antonio Negri, Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi and Maurizio Lazzarato, who have incorporated this notion as a conceptual and operative tool in their work. Micropolitics here provides a productive framework to conceptualize the proliferation of artistic and curatorial collective forms of intervention in the social and political field as well as their organisational dimension and possibility to function as constituent practices, considering in particular the Southern European and Mediterranean context and the austerity climate in which they emerge.

Anna Santomauro is Programme Curator at Arts Catalyst, an arts organisation based in London. She is also the Co-founder and Chief Curator of Vessel in Bari, Italy, a non-profit arts organisation that develops public programmes and alternative education projects to address contemporary social, political, and economic issues. Based in Birmingham for the last few years, Anna recently worked for Eastside Projects and is curator-in-residence at Grand Union. She is a part-time PhD candidate at the University of Wolverhampton.

Time: Thursday October 12, 19.30 – 21.30 hrs Location: Willem de Kooning Academy, Wijnhaven 61 Rotterdam. Large project space, 4th... Lees verder

Location: Presentation: TENT., Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam Event program: V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam

Opening hours: Presentation Opening Night at TENT.: Thursday July 6, 18.00 – 21.00 Friday July 7, 11.00 – 23.00 Saturday July 8 – 9: 11.00 – 18.00

Event program at V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media Saturday July 8: 13.00 – 17.00

Graduates: Janneke Baken, Ilse Leenders, Marina Martinez Garcia, Shailoh Phillips, Annemarie Piscaer, Sebastian Schneiders and Robin Vermeulen.

The research and graduation projects of seven students will be presented to the public, taking shape as seven different attitudes towards contemporary issues at stake in education. Together they address the question: How to Act Otherwise? The graduation projects are interconnected with and referencing each other, reflecting the research of a learning community exploring the possibilities of alternative pedagogical views and approaches. Herewith the presentation discloses different contexts, social, pedagogical aspects and present-day challenges in art and design education, in which the students are embedded. Apart from the presentation in TENT. an extra programme of workshops and events will be presented at V2 on Saturday afternoon 8 July. Act Otherwise is generously hosted by TENT Welcomes.

For more information please consult our graduation website,our general website or TENT. 

Presentation team Curator: Irina Shapiro, course tutor MEiA Spatial design: Gulia Consenza and Albert Takashi Richters Graphic design: Studio Inherent (Dennis van Gaalen and Eline Wieriks) With special thanks to TENT and V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media for their kind support and hospitality

Location: Presentation: TENT., Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam Event program: V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media, Eendrachtsstraat 10,... Lees verder