Art-Knowledge Series

Writing Worlds: Debate about Creative Writing in Research

22 February 2018 from 19:30 to 23:00 hrs
Literair Theater Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, 1012 CZ Amsterdam
020 551 0782
Add event:

What can artists gain from entering the community of academic writers? What can scholars and scientists learn from different forms of writing, such as poetry, prose and science fiction narratives? Scholars affiliated with ARIAS and members of the Dutch Society of Arts will explore mutual lessons regarding artistic and academic writing practices.

Unlike in the UK and the US, Dutch BA students do little creative writing. In fact, creative writing has long been ignored in the Netherlands, even in debates on artistic research. And it is only now that hybrid forms of writing are gaining attention. During this debate, artists and scholars will help pave the way towards new ways of writing, both in the academic world and in art.


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

Moderators: Christa-Maria Lerm-Hayes & Diederik Oostdijk

Note: The language of communication this evening will be English.

About Art-Knowledge

What can the sciences learn from the arts (visual and performing arts, literature, architecture, music etc.)? And what can the arts learn from academia? The Academy and ARIAS are offering a series of four evening events at which artists and researchers will show, perform and lecture on the way art research operates at the interface of art and academia – from new ways of writing to new concepts of wellbeing, experimental forms for researching major climate questions, and experiments in education.

  • Thursday 22 February: Writing Worlds
  • Thursday 29 March: Art, Culture, Health
  • Thursday 19 April: Art, Culture, Ecology
  • Thursday 31 May: Art & Education 


You are most welcome to attend the symposium/lecture/conference. Participation is free, but registration is required. Please register by completing and submitting the online form