Opening Speech by director Ruby Hoette
Q: Is it possible to apply without a bachelor in arts?
A: Yes, anyone with a bachelor's level degree or equivalent can be accepted. A convincing portfolio and practice related to art and a clear idea of what you would like to achieve in two years are as important.
Readings by the students of Critical Studies
Kitchen Conversations
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Short Worlds for Halftime - A reading
Propositions for post-disciplinarity
An Outline of Things, Sounds Cartography
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Propositions for post-disciplinarity
Absence, twice removed
Presentation by Anja Groten, director of Design
Nuet är där mina kroppar möts (Presence is where my bodies align)
Q: Is there an age limit for candidates?
A: There is no age limit.
Una película sin película A film without a film
Future Crystals of the Anthropocene
Presentation by Jerzsy Seymour, co-director of Dirty Art Department
Untitled (ongoing night light series)
Mushroom Dreams
The Most Glorious Day On Earth
Si puedo y es facíl, estoy cansada
Q: What’s the duration of the study?
A: All programs are full-time two-year courses. You earn 60 ECTS points per year (European Credit Transfer System).
Hosting Air
Trapped in a glaze like in fossilised amber
Access modes for encountering large industrial bodies
Supplement to the Future Dictionary
Presentation by Fine Arts director Judith Leysner, coordinator Nagaré Willemsen, and tutor Elio J Carranza
Fluffed Occupations
Exposure 2020
51.050057 N, 2.197191 W
They said- ‘I’ was never an island
The Middle Station
The Siblings
The girl who run into me (Touch(ed))
Sow reaper
Presentation by Ludwig Engel and Julian Schubert, directors of Studio for Immediate Spaces
find me a house
prop nr. 1
Food Architecture
Ghostly Voices, Noise and Static
Scenario 02
Neighbours of Zero
It Had Something To Do with The Telling Of Time
Bucolic Gang
Every Object tells many stories


The temporary master's in Lumbung Practice will build on the gained knowledge and experimentations in lumbung-documenta fifteen. Participating collectives will practice and learn about lumbung, self-organization, and sociopolitical artistic and curatorial practice, as well as producing alternative art institutions and economies for the future. The master's is a collaboration between Sandberg Instituut, De Appel (Curatorial Programme), and Gudskul (Collective Study Program).

The failures of neoliberal society are clearly manifesting themselves, compelling the art scene into practicing paradigms of growth, competition, and extraction. We must find artistic and economic ways of being and working that are anchored inter-locally and within communities, and that are based on values such as sharing, regeneration, humor, independence, and sufficiency.

Lumbung is a rural pre-colonial practice where the village stores the surplus of the harvest for the future wellbeing of the community. It is where the surplus is collectively governed and celebrated. Art and life are not separated in the lumbung. Lumbung was the starting point for the artistic and curatorial practice in documenta fifteen, where a practice from the experiences with lumbung in Indonesia was built, as well as other collective practices around the world, such as Maaya (Mali), Agraw (Morocco), Buen vivir (Latin-America), Kalaka (Hungary) and De Meent (The Netherlands). Through ruangrupa's practice and other documenta fifteen collective practices it has come to mean more than that: a collective of collectives, a set of self-organized practices, a discourse about art, and an aesthetic quality.

In this two year master's program we build on the knowledge gained in the first lumbung from 2020 to 2022 (documenta fifteen) to extend this journey of artistic and economic experimentation to others. We work with artists' collectives whose practice is embedded in sociopolitical movements, and whose art is an extension of their communal lives.

Participants in this master's are artistic, curatorial, and interdisciplinary collectives. Together they will build a lumbung and experiment with the development of a commons-based arts discourse and economy.

During the program the participants and their collectives will build a lumbung together that will connect to the cosmology of lumbungs that already exist (interlocal, Indonesia, Kassel, and others). They will participate in existing lumbung working groups such as Lumbung Land, Lumbung Gallery,, Lumbung Kios and Lumbung Press. They will also start their own working groups to build collective structures that reinforce their local work.

On a theoretical level, the program contributes to the further study of cosmologies of diverse commoning approaches and their application in contemporary artistic practice. Participants will also learn about and experiment with how commons-based approaches like lumbung can operate next to a market economy, and how to "transvest" value from the market to the commons and specifically the tensions this caused in the political, institutional, and media realm during documenta fifteen. With a strong emphasis on a variety of hosting and harvesting skills, participants will acquire the mindset and skills to operate in a collective lumbung art practice and economy.

Lumbung Practice is developed and hosted by Lara Khaldi and Gertrude Flentge (both members of artistic team documenta fifteen) in close collaboration with Gudskul and lumbung artists and collectives. The majority of tutors will come from the lumbung ecosystem.

The program is a partnership between Sandberg Instituut, De Appel (Curatorial Programme), and Gudskul (Collective Study Programme). The participants of the programs work in close collaboration with each other, and organize a harvest festival (exhibition, public program, screenings, etc.) at the end of each academic year. The seminars and working group workshops take place at Sandberg Instituut, De Appel, and other Netherlands-based initiatives. In addition participants will travel to each others' localities to learn about contexts and create relationships among other members of the collectives and ecosystems.

More information about applying for the master's can be found here Early applications are welcome, please send an email to if interested.

We encourage artistic and interdisciplinary collectives to apply with minimally two members of the collective. Selection will happen based on the collective's future plan and a vision on how the master's and the lumbung can contribute to this, as well as what the collective can bring to the lumbung.

Q: Is it possible to apply to more than one program?
A: Yes, you must indicate this on the digital application form.
Peach Tree, Ambiguous
Input Party
The Window
Your Future
Graduation project
p.i.a. services
Q: Are the studies collective or individual?
A: Everyone follows their own trajectory and graduates individually. Frequently there are collective projects and collaborative workshops and seminars.
Monarchy Energy
The Apple Pie
A smokers theatre
Konzert fur Spielzug und schwimmbad
Q: Can I apply to all temporary departments?
A: Temporary departments are two-year programs developed according to urgent world issues. The two new temporary departments starting in 2023 are Artificial Times and Planetary Poetics which are open for applications.
 wait, I thought I was supposed to be a generous cook in a greasy kitchen - true stories told
Presentation by Unsettling
Presentation by Liza Prins, Sandberg and Rietveld Research
Open Sandberg 21
Asian Union
Asian Union