Art and Sustainability - DAS Creative Producing keynote lecture

Sunday 14 May 2023, 11:00 - 12:00 hrs.
Adyen Rokin 49
Rokin 49
1012KS Amsterdam

Current themes, art and entrepeneurship

The lectures take place on Sunday morning, at 11.00, Adyen, Rokin 49, Amsterdam Admission free. Sign up through the registrationform or send an email to

Monthly Sunday morning lectures organised by the master's programme DAS Creative Producing in collaboration with Adyen and O2Lab. 

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On Sunday morning, May 14, we will conclude our series of keynotes together with Climate Imaginaries at Sea, a collaboration with DAS Research. Transdisciplinary scientific researcher and creator Saskia de Wildt will come to share how they approach from a creative perspective their research into ethical ways of bringing indigenous and Western knowledge together. 

For their PhD at Queen's University, Canada, Saskia explores ethical practices and knowledge-relationships between Inuit and Western scientists around monitoring polar bears in Nunavut. We will discuss how creative practice and production can contribute to decolonial research relationships. How can Western science meaningfully connect to and learn from indigenous knowledge and value systems? And how do you position yourself as a non-indigenous researcher/maker within such issues?  

Saskia de Wildt (she/they) was born and raised in Amsterdam. They have long worked in the Dutch film industry as an Art-director, providing design for multiple award-winning productions there. In 2014, Saskia started a master's in International Development, and now they're pursuing a PhD track in environmental studies.  Always from the artistic/creative angle, questions of knowledge politics, ethical relations and decolonial research and practice are central to their work.    

Besides writing their PhD dissertation, Saskia is also attached to the lectorate Creative Media for social change at the HvA, and produces and performs as a dragking within The House of Løstbois, a dragking collective, co-founded by them in 2019, based at club chUrch, Amsterdam.   

This lecture is dutch spoken. 

After the lecture, for those interested in the master's program DAS Creative Producing there will be time to ask questions to students and teachers. For more information, go to our website

Deadline to register for the master's program: 25 May 2023. 

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About the collaboration between Adyen and the Academy for Theatre and Dance 

In 2022, Adyen and the Academy for Theater and Dance will launch a special collaboration to provide a space for inspiration, reflection, and action in the heart of the city of Amsterdam.  

The company Adyen was founded in 2006, in the center of Amsterdam, by a group of Dutch entrepreneurs. Adyen is a payment platform that processes payments for leading companies around the world. It currently has more than 2,000 employees and 27 offices around the world. In 2021, Adyen opened additional office space on the Rokin, in the same city center where the company's journey began. In collaboration with the Academy of Theater and Dance, the company is opening its offices to Amsterdam residents to connect with, and give back to, the city of Amsterdam. Within its education, the academy explores the ways in which art can contribute to shaping the world, based on the firm belief that art can set people and the world in motion.