We want to thank all participants and teachers for a great 2023 edition of the Berlin Summer University of the Arts!

Under the theme Translational Acts over 300 students of all artistic disciplines and beyond engaged in creative learning processes of crossing, transgressing, transcribing, and rewriting borders and limits through artistic work. The selection of courses offered in this year’s programme encouraged students to explore the reciprocal relation between artistic practice and social, political, and technological transformation processes.

We are currently working on putting together next year’s programme which will be published by the end of 2023.

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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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