Jacqueline Schoemaker is a researcher, writer and editor.


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text, in Parking Lot #2, ed. Katerina Karagianni, graphic design Salome Schmuki, Amsterdam, March 2016

Introduction Townscapes
introductory essay at the opening of the exhibition Townscapes by Wim Snelders, Podium Mozaiek, Amsterdam, 3 September 2015

Bezette stad: Mapping
lecture/performance, Perdu, Amsterdam, 10 May 2013

exhibition and lecture, with Maarten Bel, Jack Segbars, Jozua Zaagman, by Onomatopee, in INexactly THIS, Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam, 23 November - 2 December 2012

Passages of Need
workshop and presentation, with Antoinette Mas, Bennie Meek, Fleur van Greuningen, François Lombarts, Jozua Zaagman, Marianne Hommersom, Paoletta Holst, Rob Ritzen, Sam De Wilde and Vincent Wittenberg, in Sideways Festival, Brussels, 28th August - 2nd September 2012

The Subjective Tour Guide to Amsterdam
contribution of images and text, in Graphic Magazine, eds. Na Kim and Nina Stĝttrup Larsen, Propaganda Press, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, 2012

The Undivided City
book, graphic design Arthur Roeloffzen, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, 2012

Be Awake in Wonderland
film, camera Ron Eijkman, in Who Told You So?! #2: Truth vs. Organisation, curator: Freek Lomme, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, 8 June - 15 July 2012

Time Travelled and Time Lost
walk with map, for Sonic Acts / Travelling Time, Amsterdam, 23-26 February 2012

Walked Lines
exhibition, with Maartje Dros and Jozua Zaagman, in Tricksters Tricked, curators: Freek Lomme and Hadas Zemer, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 16 October 2010 - 6 February 2011

What is Eindhoven?
workshop, with Henriëtte Waal, François Lombarts, Philine Krosse, Remco Roes, Vesna Madzoski, Maartje Dros and Jozua Zaagman, in Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 23 - 27 October 2010

Proposal for a Graffiti
poster/intervention, with Maartje Dros and Jozua Zaagman, in Seized City, for Idensitat (ID#5), Manresa, 9 April 2010

Handwritten Texts
book, with Maartje Dros and Jozua Zaagman, for Idensitat (ID#5), Barcelona, 2010

iD Barrio Barcelona
workshop, with Maartje Dros, Jozua Zaagman and students of the Elisava College in Barcelona, in collaboration with Idensitat, Barcelona, 30 November - 4 December 2009

Tracing Calaf/Manresa
exhibition and lecture, with Maartje Dros and Jozua Zaagman, for Idensitat (ID#5), La Capella, Barcelona, 27 November - 6 December 2009

Waar grenst de Euregio?
text and photographs, in EU regio: Grensoverschrijdende visies, Architectuurwijzer, Hasselt, 2009

Discover Us (Excerpt)
text and photographs, in The Amsterdam Session, ed. Jens Schildt (Our Polite Society), LULU, 2009

Reading Europe
archive exhibition with contribution by Traces of Autism, NAiM / Bureau Europa, Maastricht, 12 September 2009 - 10 January 2010

Traces of Autism: Wander Research in the Euregion Meuse-Rhine
research project, with Wim Cuyvers, Maartje Dros and Jozua Zaagman, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 2006-2008

KunstTour Maastricht
Exhibition with contribution by Traces of Autism, Jan van Eyck Academie, 24 - 25 May 2008

exhibition with contribution by Traces of Autism and lecture, Z33, Hasselt, 16 March - 25 May 2008

Traces of Autism: Glossary
book, graphic design Jayme Yen, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 2008

Infrastructure for a Stranger
film, with Traces of Autism, for Jan van Eyck Academie, Marres, NAI Maastricht and Academy of Fine Arts Maastricht, 2008

Mapping the Euregion Meuse-Rhine
presentation, with Traces of Autism, in Euregional Forum Eupen, BAVO, 6 July 2007

À propos d'une carte à faire
map, with Traces of Autism, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 2007

Material Gathering: The Unobstructed View
workshop, with Rachel Koolen, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 2 July 2007

Material Gathering: Autism and Cartography?
workshop, with Sönke Hallmann, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 1 May 2007

Wat is the Euregion?
presentation, in Euregional Forum Aken, BAVO, Aachener Kunstverein, 16 November 2006

The Rise of the Creative Class: Representation and the Production of Place
lecture, in conference Globalisation and Representation, University of Brighton, 12 - 13 March 2005

Travel, Homecoming and Wavering Minds in Lyrical Ballads and Other Poems
article, in A Natural Delineation of Human Passions, ed. C.C. Barfoot, Rodopi, Amsterdam - New York, 2004


For Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
writing project plans and funding applications, 2014-2015
Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

For Lotte van den Berg
writing project plans, policy plans and funding applications, 2014-2015
Lotte van den Berg

For Edit Kaldor
writing project plans, policy plans and funding applications, 2010-2013
Edit Kaldor

For Salome Schmuki
editing book Dyslexia - Chunking Along a Straight Line, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 2012
Salome Schmuki

For Ivana Müller
writing project plan / funding application for Encounters, 2012
Ivana Müller

For Sabine Hillen
coaching and editing The Last book, with Eva Moulaert (design), Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 2009
Sabine Hillen

For Heike Schmidt / STUK Leuven
interviews for theatre project Prayer, a Human Function, with Tom Voets (camera), Genk, 2009
Heike Schmidt

For Theatermakershuis de Queeste
research and interviews for Poort Langerlo, with Joris Rabijns (camera), Genk, 2008; and for Genk City, with Pieter De Vos (camera), Genk, 2008
de Queeste

For de Brakke Grond
Theater uit Vlaanderen, website editor www.theateruitvlaanderen.nl, Amsterdam, 2003-2005
de Brakke Grond

Je moet gewoon je gore rotbest doen, book (research for new policy plan), with Franky Devos, 2005

De export van Vlaamse podiumkunsten: Hoe moet het nu met Nederland?, article, with Franky Devos, in Courant 74, Flemish Theatre Institute, Brussels, September - October 2005

Origins, book (final editing), with Kris Dewitte, 2003

For Theatermaker
Vraagzucht beloond, interview with Theatre Group STAN, Amsterdam, October 2003

Jacqueline Schoemaker explores borders and boundaries in urban environments. She doesn't apply the notion of public space to environments that are actually more and more privatised, but emphasises being public, the exposure of the individual and his/her movements in relation to the community. Her research results in texts, maps, interventions/performances and other presentations of research processes and material.

Apart from this, she publishes essays and contributes research, editorial work, texts and interviews for theatre projects, books and other publications by cultural organisations and individual artists. She also writes policy plans and funding applications for theatre makers.

Jacqueline studied English Language and Literature (1994) and Cultural Analysis (2005) at the University of Amsterdam. From 2006 to 2008 she worked as a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht.


van a naar b beeld (44K)

A walking tour along the railway track from Amsterdam to Antwerp. From the city where I live to the city where I'm from. Without going home in between, that was the idea. What remains is a text fragment about the impossibility to talk about origin.

The text was published in Parking Lot #2, Amsterdam, 2016.


Passages of Need

paden uit noodzaak beeld (29K)

image Jozua Zaagman

In August 2012 Jozua Zaagman and Jacqueline Schoemaker organised a workshop in which participants walked through Brussels Capital Region and looked for footpaths and other informal passages that were formed out of need, like short cuts through the grass and holes in fences or hedges. From the material an installation was made in the city farm in the Maximilian Park.


The Undivided City

ongedeelde stad beeld (17K)

The Undivided City deals with the shifting borders between controlled and uncontrolled space, with the interaction between an individual user of the urban space and the planned environment. The title is derived from a policy instrument by which population groups are spread across the city in order to prevent ghetto forming but by which human behaviour is normalised and uniformity is the result. In this book Jacqueline Schoemaker cuts the city into slices by walking straight lines through it. In a kind of horizontal archaeology she observes and experiences the urban space at the same time. The insights which result form the walking very concretely touch on the meaning of the concept of 'community'.

Published by Onomatopee, Eindhoven, 2012. Dutch and English.

fragment review Metropolis M review De Leeswolf order through Onomatopee

Time Travelled and Time Lost

time travelled beeld (27K)

A walk with a map, made for the Sonic Acts Festival / Travelling Time, Amsterdam, in 2012.


Tracing Calaf/Manresa/Barcelona

ID5 1 (29K)

A research project in which the public space of the small village Calaf, the medium-sized town Manresa and the metropolitan area of Barcelona were compared. This resulted in a workshop, an exhibition and a publication of all the handwritten texts found in the public space of Calaf and Manresa. A proposal for a graffiti was not realised because no place could be found for it.

For Idensitat, ID#5, Barcelona, 2009-2010. With Maartje Dros and Jozua Zaagman.

Glossary Traces of Autism

glossary beeld (26K)

image Fieke van Berkom

In this glossary, the insights that resulted from the project 'Traces of Autism: Wander-Research in the Euregion Meuse-Rhine', Jan van Eyck Academie, 2006-2008, are described: insights about public space, about walking, about illegible maps and the space of doing nothing.

Published by Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 2008. Dutch and English.

If you want to receive a copy of this book, please send an email to info@jacqueline-schoemaker.nl


Traces of Autism: Wander-Research in the Euregion Meuse-Rhine

traces of autism beeld (31K)

image Maartje Dros

Traces of Autism was about an understanding of public space, which was seen as a confrontation with insecurity, as exposure, as vulnerability. This understanding of public space did not arise from theoretical or historical knowledge but from a position in which the group members underwent their own research by being in public space. By taking long, non-touristy, non-comfortable walks and bicycle rides, they made an inventory of public space in the Euregion Meuse-Rhine, which resulted in maps, photographs, texts and videos. Throughout the working process, the French pedagogue Fernand Deligny served as a guide. Deligny drew the movements of the autistic children he lived with, not for educational or other purposes but out of respect for a world which he did not want to dominate but to partake in.

With: Wim Cuvers, Maartje Dros, Jozua Zaagman en Jayme Yen. Jan van Eyck Academie, 2006-2008.