As the main point in the Netherlands, LAPS, Research Institute for Art and Public Space, contributes to the development, disclosure and presentation of knowledge on art and public space. The research institute carries out research, on the one hand on fundamental questions and basic principles in regard to art, design and the public domain, and on the other hand on practical problems in relation to specific situations. LAPS, Research Institute for Art and Public Space works for commissioners that vary from public authorities to organizations and freelancers. The research institute also initiates its own research and disperses the results through symposia, lectures, debates, publications and exhibitions.
- 05.04.2022 Patricia de Vries new Research Professor for LAPS The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is pleased to announce that a new Lector has been appointed for the Art & Public Space (LAPS)/The City lectorate. Patricia de Vries started in her new role on 1 February... Read more
- 20.03.2022 Fellows in Process 2021-2022 The research fellowship project is an initiative for artists, designers, theorists and other makers. It aims to facilitate and support short term artistic research projects, in collaboration with one of the departments of the schools.... Read more
- 11.11.2021 OUT NOW: Creator Doctus Constellation We are proud to announce the two new publications which are the outcome of the Creator Doctus (CrD) Project, a 3-year programme of experimentation, debates, international meetings and workshop with academics, representatives of the arts... Read more
- 10.11.2021 Research Fellowships 2020-2021: Exhibit & Symposium Fellows Exhibit is a Rietveld/Sandberg initiative to showcase the research results of the 16 artists that entered our Fellowship trajectory in 2020-2021. With the aim of facilitating and supporting artistic research projects by alumni, tutors... Read more
- 04.10.2021 Out Now: Curatorial Feelings by Eloise Sweetman “Curatorial Feelings is a book that collects arts practitioner Eloise Sweetman’s writing from the past decade—written on the occasion of exhibitions she curated, written on and for individual artworks, as well as for public talks. Sweetman often wrote... Read more