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.


    Dissemblage.Making Multiplicity, not Identities 06.12.2023

    Members of the Promiscuous Care Study Group and the Erasmus School of Philosophy in conversation with Gerald Raunig (Zurich University of the Arts). 

    12/06/2023 // 17:00

    Talk and Screening – with Dora Garcia -06-12-2023

    A screening and Q&A with filmmaker Dora Garcia in the Cinema viewing room. at 17:00 on 6 December.

    The Q&A is at 18:45.

    12/06/2023 // 17:00

    Book presentation: Lumbung, commons and Community Art – 25-11-2023

    This event celebrates the publication ‘Lumbung, Commons & Community Art: a conversation on behind the scenes of documenta fifteen’ with Florian Cramer and Simon Kentgens, and introduces HumDrumPress and its commons-based publishing model and project, to the world.

    11/25/2023 // 16:00

    Workshop: How to Counter-map Autonomy and Self-organization -Iconoclasistas & WdKA Autonomy – Lab 16-11-23

    On the 16th of November, Research Center WdKA’s Autonomy Lab and Roodkapje carry out a ‘counter-mapping’ workshop, under the guidance of the Argentinian researcher/designer/activist duo, Iconoclasistas. Iconoclasistas are participating via teleconferencing. Participation is free and open to anyone.

    11/16/2023 // 12:00