AHK Culture Club
For changemakers & optimists
AHK Culture Club is building a community of changemakers in the field of art, technology and science. At the Culture Club, it’s all about research and encounters. It is the place at the Marineterrein where students, researchers and teachers of the AHK share their insights, illustrate their research and show their skills.
For encounters & crossovers
Other universities and research-related initiatives are also welcome to join the Culture Club. Under the heading ‘participate, practice & (playfully) present’ the AHK Culture Club is contributing to the mutual connection between a new generation of artists and cultural creators.
All facilities are available to (net)work and present; from comfortable workspaces, an inviting lounge area and a good cup of coffee to the right theatre technics and streaming technology needed for a perfect presentation.
Culture Club Community
The first step towards building differently is to think differently. Architect* Laura van Santen is affiliated with the Architecture & Circular Thinking research group of the Academy of Architecture. Laura often comes to work for an hour in the Culture Club while en route from A to B.
Improving the building industry for humans and the Earth is a key driving force in Laura’s work. ‘How are materials made, what does something weigh and how should it be lifted?’ Questioning existing patterns, structures and materials provides a sense of direction to a different way of building. On the basis of research into alternative materials, minimising the use of concrete and figuring out technical processes, Laura is developing a new working practice. ‘Not everything has to be a revolution; an evolution is also good.
*la-di-da, design & architecture – Laura van Santen and Diederik de Koning, winners Abe Bonnema Prize 2022.
The Projectteam Schietbaan (Shooting Range Project Team) of the Reinwardt Academy is going to take aim and fire this summer in the Schietbaan, a former shooting range at the Marineterrein site in Amsterdam. Students Bente Eijkelboom, Yessie Weber, Arthur Veys and Trijntje Smeets are organising the interdisciplinary exhibition ‘Doorschieten’ in the renovated Schietbaan. The team will work every week on this cross-academy project in the Culture Club under the guidance of Valentijn Rambonnet, lecturer at the Reinwardt Academy.
The postgraduate Art & Society programme (2020-2021 + 2021-2022) offered AHK alumni the opportunity to develop themselves in an interdisciplinary way in the transition from degree programme to practice. Read more.
Soup & Socialize
An informal gathering for students of the AHK – an invitation to artists and cultural creators of the future to meet up outside their own academy.
Join the Club! Building 27-K, 18:00 - 20:00.
Save the dates for:
#4 Soup & Socialize – Thu. 5 October, 2023
#5 Soup & Socialize – Thu. 9 November, 2023
#6 Soup & Socialize – Thu. 7 December, 2023
#1 Soup & Socialize – Wednesday 19 April, 2023 - hosted by Projectteam Schietbaan, Reinwardt Academy.
#2 Soup & Socialize – Wednesday 17 May, 2023 - hosted by CODA, the association for CvA students.
#3 Soup & Socialize – Thursday 15 June, 2023 - hosted by the Communication Committee of the University Council.
From doughnut to lifelong learning
The stage at the Club is shaped like half a doughnut. This is a reference to the doughnut economy, an economic model, which includes a fair social foundation for everyone. The stage at the Culture Club belongs to and is for everyone.
Do you want to organise an interdisciplinary workshop, meeting or another kind of happening at the Club. (AHK) students, researchers and teachers who feel at home at the intersection of ‘art, technology and science’ are more than welcome. Send a message to email@example.com to check the availability. Meetings at the Club are completely DIY (do-it-yourself). Technical support for your meeting can be hired via Stage Mate.