Launch of a new series: Powertools!

APRIA is pleased to announce the launch of ‘Powertools: Artistic strategies for social change‘, a new educational reader on art and diversity.

  • Powertools is a collection of essays written between 2019 and 2022 that aim to make theoretical concepts related to issues of power, diversity and inclusion accessible to students and artistic educators. By discussing case studies from a broad variety of art contexts, these texts will introduce readers to a range of artistic practices, strategies and interventions that deal with different forms of social and cultural oppression. As a collection of texts, Powertools can be used as training ground for teachers and students to use key concepts from art research and critical theory as tools to think-with and apply to practices of making.
  • Every week from January 20 to April 21, 2022, APRIA will release a new essay in the series until a full collection of texts is made available as an online reader in Spring.
  • The authors of this essay series include: Sruti Bala, Fabiola Camuti, Els Cornelis, Bianca Elzenbaumer, Isis Freitas Vale Germano, Renee Akitelek Mboya, Sigrid Merx, Liesbeth Groot Nibbelink, Nishant Shah, Eliza Steinbock, Jules Sturm, Milica Trakilović, and Dick Zijp. This publication is an initiative of ArtEZ Studium Generale.
  • You can find the introduction and preface to Powertools on our homepage. The first essay ‘Subversive Affirmation: Imitation 2.0‘ is now online.