Oct 31
– 2021 Final Conference in Amsterdam

Final Conference

You can watch the conference through live streaming.

On Sunday 31 October 2021 a final conference is organised by lead partner Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.

The programme offers:

– contributions from Florian Cramer, Michelle Teran and the exhibiting artists

– moderated discussions

– presentation of the CrD book and framework for a practice-based arts 3rd cycle degree


You will be able to watch the conference through live streaming here.


Moderation by: Paula Albuquerque

Conference Programme

10.15  – 10.30 opening words, introduction and launch of the book The Creator Doctus Constellation: Exploring a new model for a   doctorate in the arts by Annelies van Eenennaam and Jeroen Boomgaard from Gerrit Rietveld Academie

10.30 – 11.00  presentation Jane Jin Kaisen
11.00 – 11.15  15 min coffee break
11.15 – 11.45  presentation Saoirse Higgins
11.45 – 12.15  presentation Caroline Meyer-Juershof
12.15 – 12.30  panel discussion

12.30 – 13.15  lunch break

13.15 – 14.05  Keynote speech Florian Cramer and Michelle Teran
14.05 – 14.15  Q&A
14.15 – 14.30  15 min coffee break
14.30 – 15.00  presentation Femke Herregraven
15.00 – 15.30  presentation Arnas Anskaitis
15.30 – 16.00 presentation Theodoros Giannakis
16.00 – 16.15  panel discussion
16.15 – 17.30  final discussion on the 3rd cycle model and closing of the conference

Paula Albuquerque is an artist and scholar with a PhD and a Postdoc in Artistic Research, University of Amsterdam (UvA). She is Senior Researcher at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy of the Arts and head of the Master of Artistic Research at UvA.  Her artwork has been shown during solo exhibitions at galleries Nieuw Dakota, Bradwolff Projects, former Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, and at film festivals, i.e. Sheffield DOC|Fest and International Film Festival Rotterdam. She has published the books The Webcam as an Emerging Cinematic Medium (Amsterdam University Press, 2018) and Enter the Ghost – Haunted Media Ecologies (2020), as well as articles in peer-reviewed journals. She regularly presents at conferences, i.e. Media in Transition at MIT, Boston; and Visible Evidence at School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles.

Florian Cramer is reader in Autonomous Practices at Willem de Kooning Academy & Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. Current research projects are ‘Making Matters’ (with Leiden University, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Waag Society & West Den Haag) on collective material practices and ‘Autonomy Lab’ on new concepts of autonomy in the arts. With Nienke Terpsma from Fucking Good Art, he wrote the essay ‘What Is Wrong with the Vienna Declaration on Artistic Research?’. Other recent publications include ‘Crapularity Aesthetics’ (2018, online) and with Wendy Chun, Hito Steyerl and Clemens Apprich – the book ‘Pattern Discrimination’ (2018). Florian volunteers for WORM, PrintRoom, De Player & Awak(e) in Rotterdam.

Michelle Teran (born in Canada) is an educator, artist, and researcher. She is reader Social Practices at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. She received her philosophiae doctor (Ph.D.) in Artistic Research, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen. Her current and ongoing research areas are socially engaged art, counter-cartographies, feminist, eco-social and critical pedagogy. Recent publications connect to emergent research around transformative pedagogy and include Everything Gardens! Growing from Ruins of Modernity (2020) with Marc Herbst and Situationer Workbook/Situationer Cookbook (2021) with various authors. She is the winner of the Transmediale Award and Prix Ars Electronica honorary mention.

Conference Venue: IJver Amsterdam.

Location: Scheepsbouwkade 72, 1033 WM Amsterdam

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