Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

preparations for being together in an unknown period of time

preparations for being together in an unknown period of time

The class of 2021 of the Master of Education in Arts spent a significant part of their study during the COVID-crisis. This made them increasingly aware of physical presence as a meaningful aspect of education, as well as of an urgency to devote themselves to a collective decision-making process in preparing their research and presentation. In their search to stay connected to each other as a group, they experienced the complexities of participating in a collective practice for an unknown period of time, while at the same time going through their individual research trajectories.

This process influenced their sense of collectivity and spurred them to stay in constant “preparation for being together”. While the radical proposal of a collective graduation project didn’t fall through, alternatively, they started searching and probing to share a digital space and complied a website/publication together entitled: preparations for being together in an unknown period of time. We hope you will enjoy wandering through this binder and time capsule of a specific historical moment.

Class of 2021: Maud Berden; Annemarie van den Berg; Marjolijn Gunst; Anita Hrnić; Lisanne Janssen; Márton Kabai; Gundega Melberga; Diogo Rinaldi (Mark Liberman, Sanne Cobussen: present in their absence)

With special thanks to: Master of Education in Arts, Piet Zwart institute, WdKA

Susana Pedrosa (course coordinator), Ingrid Commandeur (course director)

The team of graduation supervisors: Ingrid Commandeur, Emiel Copini, Irina Shapiro, Renée Turner, Sjoerd Westbroek and Thijs Witty.

Design website/publication: Kristin Metho
Web development: Rob Peters