Arif Kornweitz

Research & Sound

I am currently researching the mutability of ethics and the failure of ethical standards in the face of data collection efforts by humanitarian actors. This research grew from my MSc in Conflict Resolution & Governance and is currently supported by the Creative Industries Fund.

I teach courses in critical design, drawing from posthumanist thinking, that result in exhibitions and publications. Currently I'm teaching at DesignLab at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and at the HfG Karlsruhe.


I co-founded Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee, an online radio platform for contemporary art and design. We initiate conversations, broadcasted live from institutes and academies. We also commission sound pieces and host a podcast.

I am an advisor to the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, mostly related to music and sound art. I also contribute sound pieces to exhibitions and I host music radio shows at Red Light Radio.

I share a studio with Failed Architecture in the Old Church in Amsterdam's Red Light District.