"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 multiple workshops in 2022.
"I loved the discussions of the sketches between our group and Valerie. Our group grew so close in this short time, Valerie really managed to put magic glue into the workshop."
— participant of WORKSHOP WITH VALERIE FAVRE
"I loved the diversity that was represented in this workshop. We were sharing personal stories with each other and actively learned from each other."
— participant of SELF-MARKETING FOR WOMEN ARTISTS workshop
"The very process of getting inspired by other participants and pushing oneself into something new was amazing. We kept doing practical exercises, developing many photo series, and generating a lot of ideas. We learned how to build up a photo narration and to read photographs."
— participant of FINDING STORIES: A PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
"I came here without any technical knowledge but working with others and watching others has given me a lot of experience. It's great that people from different background could work together and support each other."
"It helped me to get new experience which I didn't have before enrolling the course and it has given me the basis for my academic sound art career."
— participants of TRANZIT ZONE PAVILLION workshop
"One of the best experiences was visiting the Biennale exhibitions and taking part in sophisticated discussions with our amazing group of people from around the world."
— participant from ARTSPEAK: ENGLISH LANGUAGE WORKSHOP
"Dystopia Festival was definitely my best experience at BSUA! It was a great experience to take the knowledge we gained during the course and apply it by analyzing a sound art exhibition. It was also a unique opportunity to get to know artists and curators."
— participant from CURATING SOUND ART: EXHIBITING THE AUDITIVE
"I learned how to use complex software in a short period of time."
"I admired the complexity of virtual reality and designed my own game world!"
— participants of VIRTUAL REALITY: HOW TO DESIGN VIRTUAL SPATIAL SYSTEMS workshop
"I learned new techniques and had an opportunity to work both individually and in groups. Everyone was very involved and supportive, the energy in the class was very good. The teacher delivered lots of useful contents and even arranged a picknick outside to discuss the images, that was great."
— participants of IRON PRINTING IN BLUE: A CYANOTYPE WORKSHOP
"Going into the process with a piece of advice and challenge took my work to the next level."
"I have started to write my own play during my time at the BSUA and developed a concept. The input from the workshops enabled me to finish the first draft within two months."
— participants of THE DRAMA WORKS workshop
"I got a lot of tools related to storytelling and creative process itself. I loved the part of the course where we had to observe, experience and put ourselves in the places to find the plot."
"I got new skills, things to keep in mind for writing, new considerations. I learned more about the history of Berlin and am happy to leave with a piece I'd like to publish."
— participants of YOUR BERLIN STORY: AN ALTERNATIVE CREATIVE NON-FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP