On August 8, 2022, four students from the master Applied Museum and Heritage Studies (AMHS) of the Reinwardt Academy and one student from the Master in Art Education jumped in the deep end when they started the summer school Rivers/Socially Engaged Arts. This summer school focuses on the themes of decolonization, rivers and care. The summer school has a hybrid format: the first week the students worked together online, and from 15 to 25 August on location at Chelsea College of Arts, part of University of the Arts (UAL) in London. On Thursday 25 August, six study groups, with students from Singapore, Kyoto, Tokyo, Taiwan, Zurich, London and Amsterdam, presented their projects in Cookhouse, a presentation room at Chelsea College of Arts in central London. Gabriela Acosta Camacho, teacher of the Master of Arts Education, and Menno Welling, head of the Master of AMHS, were part of the international group of teachers of the summer school.
Since 15 August, four students from the Pop Music Department of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (CvA) have been working at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK) in Zurich, in teams with students from Hong Kong, London, Siegen, Singapore, Tokyo and Zurich. In the summer school programme they focus on crypto currency network based art/NFT's in relation to pop music. From CvA, teacher Blanka Pesja and study leader of the Pop Music department Jack Pisters supervise the summer school in Zurich. The musical projects of the four student working groups will be presented during the Global Pop Cultures Festival on 2 and 3 September in Zurich.
The summer schools are organized by Shared Campus, an international partnership of art colleges in Asia, the United States, Australia and Europe. During the summer schools there is cross-disciplinary collaboration in education and research. In 2021, the AHK took part in Shared Campus for the first time, in the online edition of the summer school about pop music culture.