Autumn Academy: It is part XLII of an assemblage

From 6—8 October 2023, KASK & Conservatorium will organise an Autumn Academy in Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (MDD) as part of the Nomadic School of Arts project. During this weekend, the entire museum and sculpture garden will be at the disposal of 15 students from all departments within KASK & Conservatorium.

During this Autumn Academy, the concept of ‘collectivity’ will be explored and developed by linking it to the socio-ecological issues of our time. Students (Bachelor and Master) from KASK & Conservatorium will gather over a long weekend in MDD under the guidance of it is part of an ensemble to theoretically and practically explore the question: who and what are we talking about when we say “we”?

The Autumn Academy is led by members of it is part of an ensemble and Isabel Burr Raty in collaboration with KASK’s Performance department and Laurens Otto, curator MDD.


Friday 6 October

  • Friday afternoon: gathering at KASK & Conservatory (Campus Bijloke). Introduction and public screening film it is part XXX of an ensemble, and this ensemble is no longer necessarily ceremonial (2021) by it is part of an ensemble.
  • Friday evening: transport to MDD, joint dinner, setting up sleeping accommodations.

Saturday 7 October

  • Saturday morning: discussion of texts from a reader that is distributed in advance.
  • Saturday afternoon: artistic activities and experimental workshops.
  • Saturday evening: joint cooking and eating. Continuation of various deployed exercises and preparation of public presentation.

Sunday 8 October

  • Sunday morning: preparation of presentation.
  • Sunday afternoon 14:00: public presentation under guidance of Isabel Burr Raty
  • Sunday afternoon: joint reflection and conclusions.
  • Transport back to KASK & Conservatory (Campus Bijloke).


  • Application deadline: 30 September 23:59, confirmation of participation will follow shortly after.
  • The Autumn Academy is open to students of KASK & Conservatory, from all departments, both bachelor and master.


  • Participation is free, but sleeping equipment must be provided (air mattress, sleeping bag). Overnight stays in the museum’s Sculpture Garden are possible if you bring a tent. If this is difficult to arrange or if you have other preferences, please indicate this when you register and we will look at the possibilities.
  • A communal meal will be provided on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon & evening and Sunday afternoon.
  • Transport from KASK & Conservatory (Campus Bijloke) to MDD (Museumlaan 14,
    Deurle) on Friday evening and MDD back to KASK & Conservatory
    (Campus Bijloke) on Sunday afternoon will be provided.
  • MDD has toilets, and 2 showers, but the accommodation remains ‘festival-ish’.
  • Attendance from Friday to Sunday is required.
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens

Museumlaan 14
9831 Deurle

   In collaboration with
   Made possible by

Nomadic School of Arts and

Stichting Jan en Lieve Andries-Vanlouwe