ArtEZ Studium GeneralePublication
The publication Secure Learning and Culture Environments: Making Cultures in Art Schools shares some of the learning that has happened over the past couple of years in processes of formalizing social conduct and behavioural structures to create a culture of accountability and trust in shared spaces. Much of it is directed to the specific social and professional needs of working in art schools, but is also relevant in other organizations and communities.

This publication is an initiative of ArtEZ Studium Generale.
Author and interviews: Sol Archer
Editor: Catelijne de Muijnck (ArtEZ Studium Generale)
Copy editor: Shaun Lavelle
Designer publication visuals: Corine van der Wal
Production: Barbara Collé
Catelijne de Muijnck


Sol Archer



Carmen José

In conversation with Carmen José, core tutor on the BA Illustration and Social Practice and member of the IMR at Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA) in Rotterdam.

Niels Andree Wiltens

In conversation with Niels Andree Wiltens, social safety officer at the post-academic institution Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.

Manju Sharma

In conversation with Manju Sharma, visual artist, writer, tutor at the MA Fine Art of HKU in Utrecht and member of the HKU Tools for the Times project.

Silvia Gardini

In conversation with Silvia Gardini, a visual artist and lawyer that is part of Engagement Arts NL.

Thora Dolven Balke

In conversation with Thora Dolven Balke, an artist that established an art school in a Norwegian high-security prison.

Daniel Giles

In conversation with Daniel Giles, artist and course director of MA Fine Art at Piet Zwart Institute (WdKA) in Rotterdam.

Anik Fournier

In conversation with Anik Fournier, curator and theory teacher at BEAR, the ArtEZ BA Fine Art in Arnhem.

11 questions and suggestions to consider when creating a Code of Conduct

Here you will find some important questions and suggestions to consider when codifying behaviour or making accountability frameworks for shared spaces. Are you making a map? A user’s manual? A toolkit? A script? Is it lore? Is it re-wilding? Or is your Code of Conduct a guidance document?