Welcome to the Berlin Summer University of the Arts 2023!

Get inspired, focus on your art and make lasting connections in international and transdisciplinary settings at UdK Berlin. Starting in June, we offer a wide range of workshops in all artistic disciplines and beyond. You can discover our whole programme here. Registration is still open.

This year's focus on Translational Acts reflects the engaged dialogue between the disciplines at the Berlin University of the Arts. Artistic practice unfolds in the face of major social, political and technological transformation processes: questions of climate justice and sustainability, collectivity and diversity, or digitization are aesthetically translated in manifold ways. Crossing, transgressing, transcribing, rewriting borders and limits represent central dynamics of the Berlin Summer University of the Arts and we invite you to take part.

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"For me, the Summer University was like a portal. There were people from all over the world, all coming together in one room with a lot of energy. Although the quality of the programme is high, it offers a safe enough space to explore and take risks, with great guides, in a great environment."

— Khira Jordan, poet, participated in several of our workshops in 2022.

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Our Design

Let us introduce you to the talent behind our new design for 2023: Paul Pacher. Paul is a Master's student in Fons Hickmann's Graphic Design class at UdK Berlin. Before moving to Berlin, he completed his Bachelor's degree in Information Design in Graz (Austria), where he is originally from. After studying architecture for a year during the pandemic, he decided to delve deeper into graphic design—with a focus on printed and digital media such as books, visual identities, websites and motion design. In 2022, Paul won the annual poster contest for the upcoming Summer University.

We've asked him about his work, his inspirations and the idea behind the "summer clock". Read the whole interview here.

Paul's design for the Berlin Summer University is among the winners of the 100 Best Posters competition 2022. Congratulations!

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