Jurgen Bey Opening presentation at Open Sandberg 2023
Q: Is there an age limit for candidates?
A: There is no age limit.
Critical Studies presentation at Open Sandberg 2023
Propositions for post-disciplinarity
Q: Is it possible to apply to more than one program?
A: Yes, you must indicate this on the digital application form.
Short Worlds for Halftime - A reading
An Outline of Things, Sounds Cartography
Absence, twice removed
Kitchen Conversations
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Propositions for post-disciplinarity
An Outline of Things, Sounds Cartography
Design Department presentation at Open Sandberg 2023
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.
Nuet är där mina kroppar möts (Presence is where my bodies align)
Future Crystals of the Anthropocene
Dirty Art Department presentation at Open Sandberg 2023
Out of Service
Paraquita de barrio
Untitled (ongoing night light series)
Hosting Air
Si puedo y es facíl, estoy cansada
Si puedo y es facíl, estoy cansada
Shuffering and Shmiling
Mushroom Dreams
st Anthony's Wilderness
The Most Glorious Day On Earth
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.
Fine Art performance at Open Sandberg 2023
Tools for Dispersion and Techniques for Accumulation
Creamsicle Dress with Drippy Collars
Collecting memories
Sow reaper
Exposure 2020
Cruel Summer Camp
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Arita Porcelain Industry 有田の陶磁器産業

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: What does a studio look like?
A: All departments, apart from Fine Arts, share a communal space. The Fine Arts students have individual studios within their department space (first years share one studio space, and second years have one to themselves).
Artificial Times 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).
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.
Peach Tree, Ambiguous
The Apple Pie
Graduation project
p.i.a. services
The Window
Your Future
Monarchy Energy
Input Party
Q: How many students are selected for the master of fine arts?
A: We accept around 12 students, per department, per year.
 wait, I thought I was supposed to be a generous cook in a greasy kitchen - true stories told
A smokers theatre
Konzert fur Spielzug und schwimmbad
The Pendant
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.
Bracing Bodies
How to Read a Spread with The Pendant Tarot Deck
The Pendant
Places of Belonging
Places of Belonging
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.
Hier praten we liever niet over
This Window is A World
Unsettling presents Sydney Lowell at Open Sandberg 2023
Choir of Tongue
Asian Union
Asian Union