Jurgen Bey Opening presentation at Open Sandberg 2023
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).
Critical Studies presentation at Open Sandberg 2023
Propositions for post-disciplinarity
Kitchen Conversations
The Sorcerer
Q: Do different departments collaborate?
A: There are some occasional collaborative workshops and seminars across departments, but generally each department follows their own trajectory. There are also a number of student initiatives which collaborate across departments.
Absence, twice removed
Propositions for post-disciplinarity
An Outline of Things, Sounds Cartography
An Outline of Things, Sounds Cartography
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Design Department presentation at Open Sandberg 2023
Future Crystals of the Anthropocene
Nuet är där mina kroppar möts (Presence is where my bodies align)
Una película sin película A film without a film
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.
Dirty Art Department presentation at Open Sandberg 2023
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.
Spatial Installation
Trapped in a glaze like in fossilised amber
Supplement to the Future Dictionary
Access modes for encountering large industrial bodies
Bursting Bubbles- Another Truth
escribas modernas
Paraquita de barrio
Si puedo y es facíl, estoy cansada
Trapped in a glaze like in fossilised amber
Untitled (ongoing night light series)
Fine Art performance at Open Sandberg 2023
Cruel Summer Camp
The Siblings
Tools for Dispersion and Techniques for Accumulation
51.050057 N, 2.197191 W
The Onset Of Fever

Notes to Future Students — Directors Ludwig Engel & Julian Schubert in conversation with Public Sandberg



Studio for Immediate Spaces is a two-year Master’s programme on space-related practices. It questions how politics, ecology, society, technology, and economy manifest in space. Asking how they play out in reality also defines different possibilities of how to come together, how to manage work, leisure, resources, and commons in a time of ecological collapse and social divide. Through site-specific works, location-based installations, situated research, and context-driven scenography the course participants explore spatially engaging strategies beyond disciplinary boundaries.

Space is both a theoretical entity and a real thing—continuously informing one another. Thus the aim of the programme is to explore possibilities to work in space and to find means to act on it. Therefore the Studio looks for ways to deepen the understanding of, and knowledge about, space and guide the course participants toward critical positions that positively and productively engage with the world around them.

The Studio is set up as a post-disciplinary laboratory for testing ideas that have relevance for how we live today and how we could live tomorrow beyond the disciplines of art, design, and architecture—disciplines that continue to fail to bring about change, as they stay trapped in their inherent logics and economic systems. The question of “how to live together” serves as a guiding principle for the course’s approach. The practices developed during the course are informed by contemporary discourse on space, yet they foster independence and criticality and push for an execution on the scale of one to one, to directly engage with a given context. As artistic positions they inform the discourse of spatial practices; as design positions they propose alternative solutions with artistic means.

The Studio for Immediate Spaces invites “undisciplinary spatialists” who prefer the collective effort of making space over the alleged-ingenious gestures of the individual master. It aims to develop practices that are informed by an uncompromised and autonomous perspective in a time when critical spatial experts are so direly needed to proactively and productively shape a ecologically healthy, socially just, and beautiful world.

Instagram: @immediatespaces

Q: How many students are selected for the master of fine arts?
A: We accept around 12 students, per department, per year.
Artificial Times presentation at Open Sandberg 2023
Q: What are the expenses of living in Amsterdam?
A: In addition to the tuition fee, costs vary depending on your personal situation and individual choices. Nevertheless, it's advised to count on at least € 1.130 living expenses per month.
Peach Tree, Ambiguous
p.i.a. services
The Apple Pie
Q: Is it possible to apply to more than one program?
A: Yes, you must indicate this on the digital application form.
Your Future
The Window
Input Party
Monarchy Energy
Graduation project
A smokers theatre
 wait, I thought I was supposed to be a generous cook in a greasy kitchen - true stories told
Q: Are study years one and two intertwined?
A: Both study years of the main departments share the same space and follow the same seminars. There isn’t a strict divide between the years across each department.
Konzert fur Spielzug und schwimmbad
The Pendant
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.
Bracing Bodies
The Pendant
How to Read a Spread with The Pendant Tarot Deck
Hier praten we liever niet over
Places of Belonging
Q: Is there an age limit for candidates?
A: There is no age limit.
Places of Belonging
This Window is A World
Unsettling presents Sydney Lowell at Open Sandberg 2023
Choir of Tongue
Asian Union
Open Sandberg 21
Asian Union