ARIAS announcements November 2017

28 November: ARIAS info-afternoon, Phd in the Arts (16.00 – 18.00)
location: VOX-POP, Binnengasthuisstraat 9

29 November: ARIAS meeting ‘Art, Research, Education’ (9.30-13.00)

Location: GrootLab, DAS graduate school, Overhoeksplein 2

Events, calls for papers and announcements in the ARIAS network (see below)

28 November: ARIAS info-afternoon, Phd in the Arts (16.00 – 18.00)
Location: VOX-POP, Binnengasthuisstraat 9
On 28 November, ARIAS is hosting a meeting on the topic of PhDs in the arts and the possibilities of pursuing a doctorate degree with a special artistic research or design research interest within the network of the VU, UvA, HvA, AHK and Rietveld. After a general presentation by Jeroen Boomgaard and Sher Doruff and time for questions (16.00 – 17.00), interested researchers are invited to sign-up for 15 minute individual meetings (17.00 – 18.00), in which they can explain their PhD research idea and can have a dialogue with the attending mentors about what form would be fitting for their research plans and about possibilities for embedding the research within the network of ARIAS.

Please sign up for a timeslot by emailing ( Starting 18.00, there will be soup and drinks before the start of the monthly art-science evening Café Chercher ( (18.00 – 19.30).

29 November: ARIAS meeting ‘Art, Research, Education’ (9.30-13.00)
Location: GrootLab, DAS graduate school, Overhoeksplein 2
Meeting for researchers (post-MA) within the ARIAS network interested in new forms of education and research into experimental pedagogy, learning, studying, post-master (‘third cycle’) education and collaborations. With contributions by: the Third! program (AHK), lectorenplatform kunst, techniek, educatie, tentoonstellingsmaker van de 21ste eeuw (HvA), Instituut Interdisciplinaire Studies (UvA), Bildung Academie, Digital Society School (HvA), Hybrid Forms (art-science) lab VU, philosophical practicum (UvA), Shadow Channel (Sandberg Instituut) and others. If you would like to participate (audit or present) in this meeting please send an email to ( ( ).

Events, calls for papers and announcements in the ARIAS network

14 November 2017 Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK) Shaddow Channel: HD is het nieuwe A4 ( Multi/Cross/Inter/Trans lecture series 18:00 – 19:30, Breitner Academy, Overhoeksplein 2, Amsterdam

17 November 2017 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (deadline Call for Papers) conference “As Slowly as Possible,” 24‐26 May 2018 ( A Symposium of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present

20 November 2017 University of Amsterdam first meeting of ASAP: Academic Space for Artistic Practices ( 16.00-18.00, Universiteitstheater, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16

23 – 24 November 2017 Smart Culture Conference ( – NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) academic work conference which aims to inspire and connect professionals who work on the crossroads of science, arts and culture Rode Hoed, Keizersgracht 102

28 November 2017 Café Chercher ( monthly art-science evening for unfinished research 18.00 – 19.30, VOX-POP, Binnengasthuisstraat 9

15 December 2017 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Second International Symposium on Cross-disciplinary Research in the Health Humanities ( : Knowledge Landscapes and Perspectives in the Digital Health Society

19 December 2017 University of Amsterdam meeting of ARRG – Artistic Research Research Group ( 15:00-17:30, OMHP kamer C 1.17, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6


ARIAS Newsletter September 2017

What is ARIAS?

A little over a year ago, the five higher education institutions in Amsterdam decided to start a new platform for cooperation on research in and through the arts. ARIAS, the Amsterdam Research Institute of the Arts and Sciences, aims to foster collaborative research between the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), Gerrit Rietveld Academie, University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam). All five institutions are represented in the ARIAS board as well as in the ARIAS advisory committee.

What happened in spring 2017?

After an optimistic general ARIAS kick-off meeting in the A-LAB, researchers from the five institutions have gathered in three smaller research clusters: ‘art, culture, health’, ‘city as a site of research’ and ‘art, research, education’. The goal of these meetings was to map out possibilities for collaboration and joint research. Members of the grant-support team attended this meeting to inform researchers about grant possibilities related to these specific fields. Various tentative projects have started to hatch during these meetings, including joint grant applications, communal exhibitions and collaborations in teaching programmes. What became evident is that potential ARIAS research collaborations can range from large EU applications (such as H2020) to very specific material interventions: the UvA’s Allard Pierson Museum and the TXT department (textile) of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy have started to develop a design for a new entrance area.

At the end of June, ARIAS also welcomed its first doctoral researcher as part of the ARIAS collaborative platform. Ilse van Rijn successfully defended her dissertation The Artists’ text as Work of Art, supervised by Thomas Vaessens (UvA) and Jeroen Boomgaard (Rietveld), and supported by the Jan van Eyck Academy.

What is happening autumn 2017?

ARIAS will kick off this new semester festively with drinks and an evening of examples of ‘unfinished research’ in collaboration with the monthly art-science Café Chercher. You are cordially invited to this ARIAS art-science get-together on Tuesday 26 September from 17:00 – 19:00 at VOX-POP, Binnengasthuisstraat 9, Amsterdam. Expect to listen to sounds from rare instruments, reflections on the challenges of visual research and experimental insights into digital money markets, amongst other things.

On Friday 29 September, a group of PhD supervisors and policymakers from all ARIAS partners will meet to discuss potential collaboration in third cycle trajectories (post-MA research and education), application and assessment procedures, and supervision structures.

In October, researchers in ARIAS’ three main fields of research will be meeting again for extended and intensive exchange of ideas and organisation of new programmes. October 18: ‘The City as a site of Research’, October 19: ‘Art, Culture, Health’. More information on these meetings is available on the ARIAS website.

Starting in September, a team of Rietveld alumni will design a new ARIAS website, logo and template under the supervision of David Bennewith of the Rietveld Graphic Design department. In October, Margreet Riphagen of the HvA PublishingLab will start a student research project on publishing formats adapted to ARIAS research outcomes. The new ARIAS website will be a platform to present research projects and research outcomes, as well as events and grant application information.

Events and announcements in the ARIAS network

12 September
Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK)
Multi/Cross/Inter/Trans lecture series
first meeting of the bi-weekly lecture series on the intersection between art, science and technology
18:00 – 19:30, Breitner Academy, Overhoeksplein 2, Amsterdam

13 September 2017
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), Institute for Network Cultures
The Riddle of the Real City, or the Dark Knowledge of Urbanism
Book presentation, dialogues and lectures.
17:00 – 18:30, Hoge Zaal, Academy of Architecture, Waterlooplein 211-213, Amsterdam

15 September 2017
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA)
early registration deadline for CHIPLAY 2017 (15-18 October 2017)
Interdisciplinary conference on play, games and human-computer interaction.

26 September
ARIAS drinks & presentations at Café Chercher
17:00 – 19:00, VOX-POP, Binnengasthuisstraat 9, Amsterdam

6 October – November 2017
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam)
Nuclear Waste Weeks
A series of events on key issues in the environmental humanities, organised by the Environmental Humanities Centre at the VU Amsterdam.

31 October 2017
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
First meeting of the Artistic Research Group, exchanging ideas amongst artistic researchers
15:00-17:30, Belle van Zuylenzaal, UvA University Library

2 November – 4 November 2017
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Worlding the Brain conference
Interdisciplinary conference for humanities, arts and neurosciences on the themes of affect, care, engagement. Public programme at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 3 November.

23 – 24 November
Smart Culture Conference – NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) –
Presenting the results on the NWO research programmes in relation to art, culture and the creative industry.

10 January 2017 – March 2017
Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Touch & Feel in the Post-Internet Age
Start of the preliminary public programme of the Rietveld Studium Generale (21-24 March).

Grant application deadlines:
28 September 2017: NWO – Deadline Smart Urban Regions of the Future (SURF) Pop Up
5 October 2017: NWO – Deadline Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vidi
24 October 2017: NWO – Deadline Outline Proposal HERA JRP ‘Public Spaces: Culture and Integration in Europe’
10 November 2017: SIA/NWO – Deadline Creative industry – Knowledge Innovation Mapping (KIEM) HBO
30 November 2017: NWO – Deadline Creative industry – Knowledge Innovation Mapping (KIEM)

ARIAS team: Jeroen Boomgaard (programme manager), Flora Lysen (programme coordinator)
ARIAS board: Bert Verveld (AHK); Geleyn Meijer (HvA); Annelies van Eennennaam (Gerrit Rietveld Academy); Thomas Vaessens (UvA); Michel ter Hark (VU Amsterdam).
ARIAS advisory committee: Marijke Hoogenboom (AHK), Sabine Niederer (HvA), Sher Doruff (Gerrit Rietveld Academy), Patricia Pisters (UvA), Diederik Oostdijk (VU Amsterdam).

Steering committees for the three ARIAS research clusters: see