Art-Knowledge #1: Writing Worlds

A collaboration between KNAW, ARIAS and the UvA’s Art History department

22Feb2018 19:00 - 22:00


For the first edition of the Art-Knowledge evenings, the KNAW, ARIAS and the UvA’s Art History department have invited four artists, writers and scholars to explore new ways of writing in both the academic and art worlds.

Debating Creative Writing in Research

What can scholars and scientists learn from different forms of writing, such as poetry, prose and science fiction narratives? And what can artists gain from entering the community of academic writers? In contrast to the UK and the US, Dutch Bachelor’s students gain little experience in creative writing. Even in debates on Artistic Research, Creative Writing has long been ignored and it's only now that hybrid forms of writing are gaining attention. On this first Art-Knowledge evening, four artists, writers and scholars will explore new ways of writing in both the academic and art worlds.


Maria Fusco – writer and lecturer
Tine Melzer – artist and writer
Miriam Rasch – writer and scholar
Maria Barnas – writer and artist


Christa-Maria Lerm-Hayes (University of Amsterdam) 
Diederik Oostdijk (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Practical information

Date: 22 February
Time: 19.00 – 22.00
Location: Literair Theater Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86
Entrance: This event is free, please register by sending an email to

Please note: this evening is English-spoken.

Art-Knowledge evenings

What can the sciences learn from the arts? And what can the arts learn from academia? The KNAW and ARIAS join hands to organise a four-part series during which artists and researchers explore – through lectures and performances – the ways in which art-research operates in the interface of art and academia. From new ways of writing and concepts of wellbeing to experimental forms for researching big climate questions and experiments in education.

Upcoming events

Thursday 22 February: Writing Worlds (Perdu)
Thursday 29 March: Art, Culture, Health (KNAW)
Thursday 19 April: Art, Culture, Ecology (Perdu)
Thursday 31 May: Art & Education (Perdu)

Published by  Faculty of Humanities