As January comes to a close we are looking ahead to spring (almost), and an array of talks, workshops and launches to share with you all. More details about current and previous platforms can be seen on the extra intra website.

The editorial board will soon be gaining new members. We are looking forward to welcoming them and their ideas, and growing our reach across the academy.


The second commission in the editorial board’s essay series Towards New Schools is available to read here, on the extra intra website. In What about Conflict? by Ren Loren Britton, the writer shares an experience of a recent collaboration failure, and invites their readers to wonder: How do we move away from dismissive education and unquestioned productivity, and towards practices of repair, multi-modal collectivity, and trans*feminist accessibilities?

The editorial board will be launching its second reader, A Slight Breath, on Thursday March 30th at San Serriffe, 20:00-22:00. We are very excited to release this collection of new and republished texts that touch upon and expand the work of the previous platforms aux)) and the Embodied Knowledge Bureau, addressing sound and listening practices and embodied knowledge. There will be contributions from: Daisy Lafarge, Dagmar Bosma, Cara Tolmie and Bogomir Doringer, amongst others. 

Crip the Curriculum

Have just made one of their previous lectures, None of Us is Well: Health Communism and the Surplus Class by Beatrice Adler-Bolton available to watch here. You can also follow along with the presentation pdf that goes with the video, here. 

They are currently working on a reading group, workshops, studio visits, and a collaboration with Unsettling. More information will follow soon.

Bread Oven

Spent last Friday at the Rietveld open day making khachapuri from a recipe the Graphic Design department learnt on their trip to Georgia. At the request of the editorial board they are kindly planning themed drinks and snacks for the reader launch in March, delicious.

6 March (time TBC)
Bread Oven x Picturesque: shaping landscapes exhibition
Material Monopolies

Recently held a talk with Eleanor Ivory Weber and Camilla Wills from Divided Publishing, who discussed their practice and how they publish authors who cannot balance or resolve their contradictions, who struggle to make peace in the industry, genre, category or world in which they end up. Next, a workshop with Tessel Veneboer on Kathy Acker’s plagiarism, pseudo-autobiography, and sexual politics. 

31 Jan (17:30)
Reading group with Tessel Veneboer
Critical Studies space, FL level 1

16 February (18:00)
Discussion with fashion historian Caroline Evans and fashion journalist Dal Chodha on the runway show format
Theory Stairs

Recently hosted their first event in collaboration with Oscam and Fashion for Good, at the finisage of A Durable Swagger-scape at Oscam. Photographers, stylists, and writers from the Amsterdam scene contributed to three panels, asking questions such as: How can stylists act as connectors between pop-culture and sustainability? How is the image of pop-culture captured through photography, and how can we incorporate sustainability into these mechanisms? How can we write sustainability into pop-culture? More events are in the pipeline.


The next contribution to our essay series Towards New Schools is a collection of poems from two students at Leiden University, Dorota Olsavska and Shama Mohamad. In their introduction to these poems Rodrigo Ochigame, an assistant professor at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden, discusses how artistic and poetic responses can reveal the political stakes of the ideas studied, often more intimately and clearly than conventional papers do.



If you have any questions or would like more information, just send an email to the Coordinator of the Intercurricular Programmes at
Until next month!
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