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Unsettling is an intra-curricular initiative rooted in Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut, working actively between and beyond discourses of the academy to create a more radical inclusive structure.


“Through collaboration, confrontation, conversation and complication, unsettling Rietveld Sandberg aims to support existing initiatives, while also developing outreach programs, drawing in new perspectives, and making the context of the academy more inclusive to other voices, minds and bodies – those who are here and those who are not, yet.
Together with the dynamic input of students, staff, external advisors and management, unsettling Rietveld Sandberg will collectively generate a policy for equity and diversity in our institutes which aims to not only shift the ways we work together but also ask the question: who is the ‘we’ in the first place?
It’s one of the first steps towards becoming an academy of the 21st century in Amsterdam – an interdependent space for brave ideas and unlearning.”




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