In recent months I, together with project assistant Koen van Zwol, have worked on the concept and programme for Winterlab at ArtEZ University of the Arts, Zwolle. Winterlab is an artistic, interdisciplinary programme where artists and designers are invited to work with a group of students for a week, centring on a certain topic. A total of 430 students from nine different courses – ranging from art & design to theatre and music – will take part.
Areas of attention for Winterlab include non-human entities, activism, post-colonialism, social design, queer theory, speculative design, but also crafts – old and new – spanning various forms of artistic expression in the Anthropocene era. The programme is informed by reflection on pressing social issues and artistic work from enthusiastic contemporary makers.
Ambassade van de Noordzee, Soner Arslan, Sema Bekirovic, Annebelle Binnerts, Sara Blokland, Marjolijn Boterenbrood, Simon Dogger, Eat Art Collective, Caz Egelie, Bart Eysink Smeets, Florea, Harpo ‘t Hart, Esmay Groot Koerkamp, Maureen Ghazal, Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries, Studio Nienke Hoogvliet, Thijs Jaeger, Bart Koldewee, Anne van Leeuwen, Studio Nicky Liebregts, Fiona Lutjenhuis, Ceel Mogami de Haas, Oddstream, Ronald van Rikxoort, Helmut Smits, The Rodina, Tereza Ruller, Sam Samiee, Urok Shirhan, Laurette van Slobbe, Luca Soudant, Menno Vermeulen, Boey Wang, Domas van Wijk, Riet Wijnen, Bart van de Woestijne, Lieke Wouters.
Concept & programming: Isolde Venrooy
Projectassistent: Koen van Zwol
Poster design: Noa Zuidervaart, Maaike Plugge
Film: Hannes Schievink & Noa Zuidervaart
Administrative support: Arjen Grolleman