The Wandering School @ MACAO

The Dirty Art Department presents ‘The Wandering School

The Wandering School is a continuous performance and life situation. It is open to dangerous attempts at how to organise itself and how to give and receive knowledge. From April 1 – 17 current and previous students of the Dirty Art Department will meet Macao – an unvarnished, occupied palazzo on a former meat trade site in the east of Milan – as their frame of action.

The Wandering School runs as a series of events, interacting with the community of Macao and the local and international public for the Design Week and MiArt. Taking inspiration from radical schools and self-contained communities the school will exist as a reality in itself – a place to sleep and dream, reflect and rave in. All as a living experimentation which is allowed to wander through its own success and failure. 

The Wandering School is a project by the Dirty Art Department in collaboration with Macao and is initiated by Erasmus Scherjon, Stephane Barbier Bouvet, Valentina Ciuffi, Anita Silva, Emanuele Braga and Jerszy Seymour.

With works by Leila Arenou, Josefin Arnell, Dagmar Atladottir, Mieke Bal, Nicola Baratto, Gamze Baray, Henk Baron, Kris Beagthon, Phil Bloom, Hedi Bogaers, Felix Burger, Saskia de Brauw, Carole Cicciu, Keith Collins, Mathias Damgaard, Theo Demans, Hester Van Eeghen, Elise Ehry, Kitty van Ekeren, Egon Elliut, Line Gulsett, Constance Hinfray, Laure Jaffuel, Nina Janssen, Point Jay, Jacqueline de Jong, Alban Karsten, Reinier Kranendonk, Aurélien Lepetit, Oona Linke, Mariana Lobão, Kolbrún Löve, Natacha Mankowski, Aaron Mclaughlin, Cyril de Menouillard, MFAAH, Vincent Morin, Ioannis Mouravas, Dennis Murphy, Maarten Nico, Valentin Noiret, Megan Nolan, pje, Rachel-Rose O’Leary, Petros Orfanos, Rahel Pasztor, Joséphine Péguillan, Quirine Racké + Helena Muskens, Eddie Ray, Alice Rekab, Anna Reutinger, Angelo Rrem, Eurico Sá Fernandes, Hester Scheurwater, Thomas Schneider, Tai Shani, Linda Stupart, Subkutan, Arthur Tramier, Sander Uitdehaag, Alberto Valz Gris, Thijs Vandeloo, VG+, Dimitrij Vinciguerra, Raoul Zoellner, Frans Zwartjes and many more

For the full overview of program and projects please visit

The Wandering School also offers beds which can be booked on

The Dirty Art Department is a Masters program of the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. It is an open space for all possible thought, creation and action – a place to build objects or totems, revolutions or business models. The Dirty Art Department finds itself flowing between the pure and the applied and aims to create new realities to reconsider our life situation on this planet. It is directed by Jerszy Seymour, co-founded together with Catherine Geel, Clemence Seilles and Stephane Barbier Bouvet and conducted with Daniel Dewar, Noam Toran, Saâdane Afif and Florence Parot. 

Macao is an independent center for art, culture and research in Milan which is coordinated by an open assembly of artists and activists. The initiative started with the occupation of an abandoned skyscraper in the city center and is now based on a former meat trade site in the east of Milan. Macao aims to conceive new ideas of what a cultural institution can be beyond its traditional understanding while presenting a cross-sectorial cultural program and researching on labour conditions in cultural production. 

The Wandering School is supported by Macao and the Sandberg Institute

Visual identity by Studio ponto

Media Partners: Zero, Dezeen
Special thanks to Leca and Bonotto