DAS Graduate School is becoming more and more of an active international community, a welcoming location for meaningful encounters, and an open house for experimental work and productive interdisciplinary gatherings. While we appreciate the intimacy and rather small scale of our environment, we are also curious about expanding the ways in which we can communicate our activities and share the results of our work with more diverse audiences.
DAS Graduate School is therefore launching two new platforms for the publication of audio and written material: DAS Radio and DAS Papers. Both are available for proposals from the entire community and seek to disseminate the positions, research and practices of students, faculty and guests.
DAS Papers is one of DAS Graduate School’s publication platforms. It appears in a digital and print-on-demand format and assumes the freedom of publishing material in an unpredictable rhythm in order to respond to current urgencies and opportunities. DAS Papers is available for proposals from our entire community and seeks to disseminate the positions, research and practices of students, faculty and guests. The initial season (2018-19) is edited by Barbara Van Lindt, Jeroen Fabius and Marijke Hoogenboom.
By: Irit Rogoff
My classroom is a pantheon of disenchantment, it echoes with the strong voices of those who have lost faith in how to know in any conventional sense and are in the process of trying to selfinstitute towards another pathway into knowledge, into the acts of knowing.
By: Lara Staal
While performing artists are subject to continual critical appraisal and analysis, the role and influence of that intermediary figure known as the ‘programmer’ is often nebulous. Replacing this term with ‘curator’, which is used widely for those holding a comparable position in the visual arts, could increase the visibility of this function and encourage critical discourse pertaining to it.
The first season of DAS Radio is produced by DAS Theatre students Ira Brand, Max Gadow and Samara Hersch. They have proposed a series of podcasts that document conversations about art, community and performance – at the dinner table. The idea is to curate encounters between experts from various fields based in Amsterdam and current students or tutors: “Since DAS Theatre consists of artists from all around the globe, many of whom are trying to establish themselves in Amsterdam, we are interested in a project that encourages us to connect our artistic and thematic concerns with the broader Amsterdam community.”
DAS Radio is accessible on SoundCloud and our website.