You are welcome to join Studio Encounters on Water, a two-day event hosted by the ARIAS coalition Climate Imaginaries at Sea, where you can find out more about what the coalition accomplished, where they’re headed, and how you can get involved.

Using diverse creative and participatory research approaches, Climate Imaginaries at Sea speculates on possible futures in and around water. Art & Spatial Praxis at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (GRA), the Lectorate of the Academy of Theatre and Dance at the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK), and the Visual Methodologies Collective at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) collaborate on the project. The research groups collaborate with ARIAS, an Amsterdam-based platform for artistic research, and a network of partners that includes Tolhuistuin, the Institute for Sound and Vision, and CoECI, the Centre of Expertise for Creative Innovation.

Are you working on questions such as: 

  • How can artists connect people to indigenous water and climate knowledge across multiple cultural perspectives where the consequences of rising sea levels are already a reality? 
  • How can we understand the impact of rising sea levels in relation to housing, clothing, and soil through material artistic research? 
  • And how can interspecies imaginaries help form different relationships with rising seas beyond considering them as merely a threat?

Then come to the event, especially so we can get acquainted.  

The event is on 13 and 14 April in perdu from 12:00 – 18:00. Tickets for this event can be bought here.


13 April

12:00 – 12:45 Walk-in | Collective Lunch provided by Climate Imaginaries at Sea
12:45 – 13:00 Soundscape by Femke Dekker
13:00 – 13:15 Introduction by Patricia de Vries
13:20 – 14:05 Drawing Water | Talk and drawing exercise by Anne Dessing

14:10 – 14:20 BREAK

14:25 – 15:10 Villa Zapakara | Coco Duivenvoorde and Dakaya Lenz, with Joy Brandsma
15:15 – 15:25 Water Nation | Screening by Kim Spierenburg
15:30 – 15:50 Zikzira | Screening with an introduction by Fernanda and Andre
15:55 – 16:10 Climate Imaginaries at Sea #1 zine launch | Presentation by Carlo de Gaetano, Mariana Fernandez and Andy Dockett

16:15 – 17:00 Drinks

14 April

12:00 – 12:40 Walk-in | Collective Lunch provided by Climate Imaginaries at Sea
12:40 – 12:45 Introduction of day #2 by Patricia de Vries
12:45 – 13:30 Read-in: Pod reading sessions | Undrowned by Alexis Pauline Gumbs hosted by Flavia Pinheiro, Mikki Stelder, Isis Andreatta, Janne Igbuwe and Ainhoa Hernández Escudero

13:30 – 13:45 BREAK

13:45 – 15:15 School of Mountains and Waters: Chile | Amanda Piña and Cecilia Vallejos
15:15 – 16:00 Closing Reflection and Call to Action | Mikki Stelder, Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca and Andy Dockett

16:15 – 16:45 Drinks