22 April, 11.00–23 April, 17.00 2023


Ultrastudio XXL

Ultrastudio XXL

During this weekend, we reiterate, expand, and scale up skill-shares and workshops encountered during our field work sessions from October 2022–February 2023.

Day 1: Saturday

From our first session in Rotterdam, Repelsteeltje guides us into a silkscreening workshop using woodglue on a collectively made screen frame. In the afternoon, a book launch of Viewing Copy (Manual of Manuals) takes place, followed by a copy party where the public is invited to photocopy and bind our publication and assemble their own mini BookBinding bag to carry it home with.

Day 2: Sunday

We reflect on our second session in Utrecht with a collage and storytelling workshop by Maja Irene Bolier and a “loop station” workshop by Embodied Theory Assembly (Khurram Saleem, Kiek Korevaar, and Rita Sousa), exploring the resonances between theory, words, and somatic practices.


Ultrastudio investigates the act of publishing as a technique to build more habitable communities. It is convened by the BookBinding Workshop of Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (designers Miquel Hervás Gómez and Ott Metusala) together with cultural worker and housing rights advocate Lila Athanasiadou.


22 April 2023

11:00–18:00 hrs


23 April 2023

11:00–17:00 hrs


Collective lunch is included in the enrollment fee.


Open to the public. Registration required.

Suggestions from the archive


10 May, 12.00–12 May, 18.00 2023

Complaint Making: Setting Up Conflict-Positive Spaces for Community Building Praxis

Vishnu would like to share feminist governance tools (FGT) focused on three of many tiers in community building praxis. FGT is based on the values of equity with an emphasis on creating psychologically safe environments, drawing on the use of consent. Decision-making processes, setting up conflict-positive spaces, and complaint-making as diversity work will form the body of this three-day training. Rooted in Vishnu’s autho-ethnographic practice, this work will explore the power dynamics that impact decision-making processes.


10 May, 12.00–12 May, 18.00 2023

The Diamond Mind II

In this dance training, the people will use a one-minute film of their own movement as material for a booklet—a sixteen page signature—that distributes their presence, their gesture, as an act of EQ. 


3 May, 12.00–4 May, 18.00 2023

Too Late To Say Sorry? 

A bad apology can ruin a friendship, destroy a community, or end a career. In this workshop, we will investigate the impact of apologies on our relationships and our worlds. Why and how do we make apologies? What can giving and receiving apologies teach us about values and integrity? Should you apologize for something you don’t really feel sorry for? We will explore conflict and how we like to be in conflict with others. We will dive into our own boundaries. We will seek to understand how honoring limits becomes an act of building (or freeing) better worlds capable of holding so many, many more of us.


28 April, 12.00–29 April, 18.00 2023

Huisje, Boompje, Beestje (D.A.F.O.N.T.)

In this rare masterclass, retired teacher and artist Glenda Martinus teaches participants a thing or two about painting with Microsoft Word. Martinus shares tips, tricks, and secrets on how to use this software to its unexpected potential as a drawing tool. Participants learn how to draw three basic objects—a house, a tree, and an animal—in a seemingly innocent exercise that perhaps contains more layered social commentary. Drawing the worlds we desire does not require expensive tools or education, simply a curiosity to understand how the monster’s tools can topple the house of the master.