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Social Justice in Your Artistic Practice

Summerschool from the Lectorate Social Justice and Diversity in the Arts

Friday 14 July - Sunday 16 July
- Friday 09:30-18:00
- Saturday 09:30-21:00
- Sunday 10:00-17:00
- With SJDA Research Team

Culture Club, Marineterrein (Kattenburgerstraat 5, building 27K)


Before the summer holiday kicks off, the SJDA lectorate invites you to join our 3-day summerschool!

What does ‘social justice’ mean in your artistic practice? What does a socially just artistic practice look like on a daily basis? How does it manifest in your work and in your collaborations?

During this 3-day summerschool at the Culture Club at the Marineterrein, we will work with the 5 pillars developed by the lectorate: relationality, temporality, transformation, cost and joy. Aminata Cairo will introduce us to the Inclusivity Pathway Training that supports you in “walking your own path in becoming more skilled and confident in providing inclusive spaces''.

Members of the SJDA team will host different sessions during the three days. Decolonial thinker, artist and researcher Paulina Trejo Mendez will introduce us to their journey in decoloniality and Indigenous knowledge and will work with us to make tangible the approaches, values and dreams that we hold dear for our own artistic practice, through zine making, storytelling, singing and movement. Collectively, we will work on weaving our stories together.


  • An intense, meaningful, transformative experience
  • Building a community of citizens, artists, thinkers, creatives and students who are dedicated in their own ways to developing socially just approaches
  • Expanding your skillset of listening, tuning in, healing and restoring communally through creative means
  • Exploring what social justice may look like in your own artistic practice
  • Lunch and snacks


  • Comfortable clothing
  • Your own artistic toolbox: leg warmers, scissors, cameras, sketchbooks, zoom recorders, computers, loop stations etc.
  • Your own dinner/snacks/food to cook on Saturday evening
  • Journal to keep notes
  • Swimming suit (optional)

We will mostly communicate in English, but we welcome Dunglish, Sranan Tongo, Spanish, Turkish, Dutch or any other language you speak.

Sign up
The summerschool is open to anyone who is committed to working towards social justice with/through the arts and who is open to a communal learning/growing experience: with or without formal training, professional or amateur, student, teacher, researcher etc., everyone is welcome.. We have an opening for 20 people and have 10 slots reserved for students who are currently enrolled at the AHK. Please write a 100 word motivation.

Cost: € 75 for three days for students, € 100 for non-students

Sign up before Monday 26 June through this form.


Friday 09:30-12:00 Inclusivity Pathway Training / Intro session
Friday 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch and walk
Friday 13:30-15:00 1st exercise
Friday 15:30-16:30 5 pillars cards
Friday 16:30 - 17:00 Rest/break
Friday 17:00-18:00 Shake it off
Saturday 09:30-10:30 Movement exercises
Saturday 10:30-12:00 Contemplative movement (Swimming or Walking)
Saturday 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
Saturday 13:00-15:00 2nd exercise
Saturday 15:00 - 15:30 Rest/break
Saturday 15:30-18:00 Guided work session - Aminata
Saturday 19:00-21:00 Cooking together at Learning Lab
Sunday 09:30-10:30 Warming-up
Sunday 10:30-12:00 Story circle
Sunday 13:00-16:00 Sharing / presentations
Sunday 16:00-17:00 Celebration


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