Arif Kornweitz

I am a researcher working with sound. My background in conflict studies and literary theory informs my work in the fields of contemporary art and design. Below is an overview of my work.

I teach courses in speculative design, drawing from posthumanist thinking, that result in exhibitions and publications. Earlier this year I taught at DesignLab at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

I co-founded Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee, an online radio platform for contemporary art and design, that we use to initiate conversations and commission sound pieces.

Currently I am involved in two research trajectories. Wild Things concerns the role of regimes of representation in relation to injustice and strategies to subvert the technologies they deploy, with a focus on data collection efforts by humanitarian actors. This research grew from my MSc in Conflict Resolution and is currently supported by the Creative Industries Fund.

Together with Tamar Shafrir, I form A Control. We are working on Control V, a research project on copying, copyright, and creativity in design culture.

Music and sound art continue to be of importance in my work. 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.