Artistic Research Summer School 2024

Last year, a great international summer school, organized by a wonderful group of experienced scholars (Maibritt Borgen, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts; Jacob Lund, Aarhus University; Iris van der Tuin, Utrecht University; Henk Slager, HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht) at BAK – Basis for art and knowledge and at the University of Utrecht, brought together forty scholars and artists from 13 countries and literally every continent. The exchange of ideas, experiences and expertise was impressive and left a deep impression on me and many other participants.

This year I had the pleasure of developing a new summer school course that will take place from August 19-22, 2024, at Copenhagen’s very own ArtHub — in a collaboration between my home university’s new Center for Practice-based Art Studies, the Laboratory for Art Research at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and our home department, the Department of Arts & Cultural Studies.

Together with some of Denmark’s best scholars in artistic research (Rune Gade, Department for Arts & Cultural Studies; Mikkel Bogh, Center for Practice-based Art Studies; Maibritt Borgen, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts), we have developed this new program under the title: Publishing for Urgency.

In our Call for Participants we write:

Artistic and practice-based research propose situated responses to the urgencies of our current condition – among them, planetary ecological collapse, systemic inequality, and border regimes. Artistic and practice-based research can allow for individuals, communities, and the environment to be imagined otherwise.

How do we, as supervisors, navigate and support these urgencies through and alongside academic structures of dissemination and validation? How can we sustain and develop good practices of publishing artistic and practice-based research that can speak to multiple ways of knowing rather than primarily to the production of knowledge? How can we privilege the many and multi-faceted ways that artistic and practice-based research meets its publics: the research itself as continuous dissemination and engagement, the dissertation, and possibly its defense as an act of publishing, and other frameworks for the dissemination of artistic research. Which approaches, formats, and platforms are recommended and can be developed by supervisors?

This week-long course explores the heterogeneous processes of PhD and postdoc publishing and supervision in the arts.

25 is our maximum number of participants and the registration fee is not more than 250 Euros. This includes lunch on all days and one dinner. A number of scholarships will be available to cover the registration fee.

More details can be found on this page: Supervising Artistic and Practice-based Research: Publishing for Urgency

To apply, please submit a short proposal of no more than 400 words describing a current urgency, development, or possibility that you would like to share with a community of peers along with a 1-page CV to this mail address:

Please make us aware in the application if you wish to apply for a stipend. This will not affect the selection of proposals.

Deadline is:

May 1st, 2024.