2017

November 27 ‐ December 1 2017

The 21st century and the science of creativity
We live in the 21st century. We are confronted with new questions. In this transformation of time and environment the role of creativity is changing. We need a new kind of thinking, a new kind of intellectual and practical perspective that can be defined as the science of creativity.The science of creativity is hybrid; it is science and arts, it is humanities and design. It is US, we are all hybrid(s) in our way of livings. It is communicating with us. It has a language. To understand it and to communicate back to it we have developed a space that finds its starting point, the Winter School, as a part of ArtEZ International Research School (AIRs) community.
Winter School and the living lexicon
The science of creativity has a different language; a complex combination of signs that forms a system, which is used for knowledge circulation and development. It has its own rules, exceptions, definitions and vocabulary. It is alive. It is diverse. It has changed, grew and branched like every other language through time. Our aim, as the Winter School is to figure out how this language works and how we can work with it. Together we will create a tool, a living lexicon, to share and use it.
WINTER SCHOOL = NO SCHOOL
We will use didactic forms to generate organic working atmospheres. We will work in different rhythms, mostly in evenings, enabling custom made and supplementary schedules for participants. In addition to be a part of the creation of ‘the living lexicon’, participants will learn how to reach the data they need and discover new ways of informal learning with dinners, music and dance.
 
The first edition of Winter School will take place in Arnhem between November 27th and December 1st, 2017; a five-day event during which master/PhD level students and researchers will actively develop a 'living lexicon' on art and design based research collaboratively with professorships of ArtEZ and guest experts.
Winter Evenings and Winter Night

We will use didactic forms to generate organic working atmospheres. We will work in different rhythms, mostly in evenings, enabling custom made and supplementary schedules for participants. In addition to be a part of the creation of ‘the living lexicon’, participants will learn how to reach the data they need and discover new ways of informal learning with dinners, music and dance.

 

The first edition of Winter School will take place in Arnhem between November 27th and December 1st, 2017; a five-day event during which master/PhD level students and researchers will actively develop a 'living lexicon' on art and design based research collaboratively with professorships of ArtEZ and guest experts.

WINTER EVENING 1
27.11.2017 MONDAY
(16:00 – 23:00)
Narratological Research

We will use didactic forms to generate organic working atmospheres. We will work in different rhythms, mostly in evenings, enabling custom made and supplementary schedules for participants. In addition to be a part of the creation of ‘the living lexicon’, participants will learn how to reach the data they need and discover new ways of informal learning with dinners, music and dance.

The first edition of Winter School will take place in Arnhem between November 27th and December 1st, 2017; a five-day event during which master/PhD level students and researchers will actively develop a 'living lexicon' on art and design based research collaboratively with professorships of ArtEZ and guest experts.

WINTER EVENING 2
28.11.2017 TUESDAY
16:00 – 23:00
Performative Research 
 
Working on Case Studies by Performative Research – Prof. Dr. Peter Sonderen
External Guest: Dr. João Da Silva
 
In this Winter Evening we will focus on performative research, which is a term coined to express an alternative for, for instance, the traditional qualitative and quantitative research methods that are used in social science. Designing, conducting and reporting research should be approached in another way, that is, performatively, when employed in the arts.
 
We think this term is indeed interesting when connected to research in and through the arts, for the performative implies a transformative power to research. We will enquire together how texts that are read and consulted in art research affect our views and artistic practices. To do/perform this we will collectively dive into the act of reading, which is often considered a solo experience, and playfully look into what is always already dialogical in it. What does reading do to us and to the research? Is it possible to undo reading?
WINTER EVENING 3
29.11.2017 WEDNESDAY
16:00 – 23:00
Speculative Research
Working on Case Studies by Speculative Research – Prof. Dr. Jeroen van den Eijnde
External Guest: Frank Kolkman
 
Designing is a form to explore future possibilities. The future is not an undefinable area that designers would like to explore. Futurologists and speculative designers talk about multiple futures. Everything after the present is a potential future, but not everything in that future is possible, probable, plausible or preferable. When designers are driven by improving the world, they aim for a preferable future. Whether that is possible (based on future assumptions), probable (based on current qualitative data) or plausible (based on current knowledge of natural laws and social processes) depends on what kind of potentials the present offers them.
 
In this Winter Evening, led by Frank Kolkman, students will explore and get inspired by the vocabulary and examples of speculative design research while investigating their own preferable future in words, images and material objects. Frank is a young talented designer, educated at ArtEZ University of the Arts (Product Design) and the Royal College of Art London (Design Interactions) and he aims to challenge our understanding of current and near-future technologies and their socio-political implications.
WINTER EVENING 4
30.11.2017 THURSDAY
16:00 – 23:00
Embodied Research
Working on Case Studies by Embodied Research – Prof. Dr. Danielle Bruggeman
External Guests: Tatjana Macic
 
This Winter Evening will focus on the body. We will embody theory, and we will embody research. With an interdisciplinary group of participants, we will feel, read, listen, see and literally move with theoretical texts. The body – and all its senses – will be a vehicle to do research. It will be an interactive participatory performance of embodied research. We will give a body to theory. And theory will be a lived sensorial experience. This will allow for a deeper engagement with knowledge when doing research. Through practices of embodied research we will collectively develop a bodily experienced ‘living lexicon’ while reflecting on these research methodologies. We welcome participants from all art and design disciplines. All participants will be stimulated to use their own art or design backgrounds to relate to different expressions of embodied research.
WINTER NIGHT
01.12.2017 FRIDAY
21:00 – 00:01 
“In the night dreams come true.”
 
In the Winter Night everything will come together. It will be an upside down night with performances as well as a moment of celebration, the birthday of the Living Lexicon.
 
WINTER SCHOOL MEMORY COLLECTOR by #ONCK
Starting from a place of wonder, the Winter School Memory Collector invites you to discover and create the sound of the Winter School. Together we will explore our new build memories through electronic sound, live vocals, violin and synthesizers. During the week you slowly become the musician, sharing your own sound with the memory collector to be remixed into a live techno DJ set at the Winter Night. We will dance to our own collective memory.
#ONCK is a new artistic research company founded by Cassandra Onck questioning the relationship between human and technology. WINTER SCHOOL MEMORY COLLECTOR is created by #ONCK together with Mauro Casarini (electronics) and Rosine Langbroek (strings, vocals).
 
WINTER SCHOOL PERFORMATIVE LEXICON (PL)eX by GALLARD
Starting from a place of observation, GALLARD invites you to create and build upon embodied reflective output of the winterschool program. Through Doing, Un-doing of the Doing and Doing the Un-doing of the Doing (DuD), we will attempt to unpack some of the resonances of the week and create a WINTER SCHOOL PERFORMATIVE LEXICON.
GALLARD is the alias of Gaby Allard, Director of ArtEZ Academy of theatre and dance and NCPA, the National Center Performing Arts in her role as artistic researcher. WINTER SCHOOL (PL)eX is a collective adventure created by GALLARD and the participants present during the week.
Info
For questions please send an email to:
winterschool-airs@artez.nl 
 
Event dates:
November 27th-December 1st, 2017 Event location:
ArtEZ IMAE buildingDriekoningenstraat 16, 6828 EN Arnhem