Codarts Research Festival

Social Practices

LocationCodArts Rotterdam
  • Clara Balaguer
  • Michelle Teran
  • Affiliated research project

  • As the ‘traditional’ jobs in the arts are under increased pressure, and our society is faced by seemingly insurmountable problems, like climate change and pollution, but also social disintegration and loneliness, many artists feel the need to reposition themselves and look for ways to contribute. The covid-19 pandemic has made these problems even more acute. The Research Festival will address these issues, with (inter)national speakers from the world of dance, music and theater, next to a variety of research presentations from Codarts students and staff.

    In her keynote lecture, Emergent perspectives: Listening with, Learning with, in Dialogue with, research professor Social Practices Michelle Teran introduces the learning model Study Kitchen.

    Developed together with teachers in the Performative Action course, WdKA Social Practices, the Study Kitchen proposes an emergent strategy, for how to listen, learn and be in dialogue with. How does one learn in movement, through situated encounters, and building knowledge in common? These are questions that offer a foundational nature of the ‘loving questions’, questions that are not solution-oriented but keep within the flow of life.


    New publication: Promiscuous Infrastructures: Practicing Care

    The title “Promiscuous Infrastructures: Practicing Care” is published by the Promiscuous Care Study Group. Title launch on 17th May, 2024 at kiosk, rotterdam

    05/17/2024 // 19:00

    New publication: Utterances: Composing a Care-Informed Research Practice in the Cracks 

    Announcing the launch of two books at Kiosk Rotterdam on Friday, May 17th, 2024, 19.00. Plus: dedicated workshop on Sunday 19th, at Kiosk.

    05/17/2024 // 19:00

    How to Continue Self-Organization – prep workshops

    A series of workshops in preparation of the 25th April symposium How to continue self-organization?, for WdKA students and teachers.

    04/17/2024 // 10:30

    Traces Of Power- Talk – 07.03.24

    03/07/2024 // 16:00