• Exp. – Questions of Perception in Art and Science

    In this seminar, participants will get basic knowledge of auditory and visual perception through demonstrations and reenactments of scientific experiments and perceptual phenomena. Furthermore, related artistic, architectural, scientific and philosophic texts and works will be explored in readings, presentations and discussions.

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  • (Re)Discovering the City

    This four-day workshop looks at the ways we can both beinspired by and change our relationship to the city, whether you are familiar with it or not. We will discuss artistic strategies such as psychogeography, situationism, urban intervention, and GPS drawing / mapping.

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  • Transitions – Drawing and Space

    This drawing workshop will explore transition spaces of urban Berlin and experiment with drawing in an open and interpretive manner. The emphasis will be put on practical artistic work in combination with critical discourses.

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  • Aesthetic Transformation & Sources of Inspiration

    This seminar allows for immersing into an interdisciplinary process of aesthetic transformation, with the Berlin city space as a starting point. The main focus lies on the idea-generating process: How do we find ideas and how is inspiration passed on to another discipline or another artist?

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  • Wearables and Machine Learning

    The course consists of lectures and practical exercises in combination of wearables and machine learning. It includes a full-framed introduction to the latest methods and their applicability to the real-life issues. The workshop is presented in cooperation with the Uplinx-Project (@German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) and the Design Research Lab (@UdK Berlin).

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  • Your Berlin Story: An Alternative 'Creative Non-Fiction' Writing Workshop

    Under the guidance of the author, blogger and writer Joseph Pearson, this alternative writing workshop explores the German capital through the genre of ‘creative non-fiction’ and essays based on real experiences. The course aims to set a high writing standard and produce work of publication quality.

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  • Architectural Photography – Re/Visiting 1987’s Visions

    The participants of this course will use fine-art photography to approach the International Building Exhibition in Berlin (IBA 87), explore its concepts and ideas, and implement them artistically. Our focus will lie on a perception-expanding approach as well as on the implementation and presentation of fine-art photography.

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  • Workshop with Valérie Favre

    Participants of this workshop will get a deep insight into the field of painting and will evolve special ways of seeing through analysing art works of the old and new masters. Explore new creative techniques of describing things in art, challenge your standpoints, and broaden your perspectives with us.

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  • Berlin Techno Software/Hardware Explorations

    How do aesthetics and technology relate to and influence each other in contemporary music production? We will analyse those aspects based on hardware and software from Berlin, the capital of techno. During the process, you will get the chance to visit world-leading companies as well as small manufacturers which develop tools for special musical phenomena.

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  • The Semiotics of Fashion Styling or Can We Still “Think Pink” Nowadays?

    In this short course, we will analyse a wider meaning of fashion signs within the socio-cultural context. Looking at the work of star stylists and key designers, we will critically survey the rise of certain trends and try to explain them through the prism of the social and cultural changes.

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  • Public Intervention with Sound

    This public intervention workshop offers an opportunity for artistic practices in sound. We will intervene in public spaces with a focus on the characteristics of the underground station “Nollendorfplatz” where we will exhibit the works at the end of the workshop.

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  • Self-Marketing for Women Artists

    Self-marketing means understanding the specifics of your own work and knowing how to promote it: What makes it special? Is it worth exhibiting or buying? With a special focus on self-marketing for women artists, we will take a look at how to present the work and prepare for the international art scene.This workshop is realized in cooperation with Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, a professional development programme for women in visual arts.

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  • Finding the Stories – A Photography Workshop

    This workshop combines photo analysis and practical photography work. We will learn how to constitute a narrative and create meaningful images. In addition to producing their own photo series, the participants will become skilled at looking at, reading, and talking about photographs.

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  • Starting & Leading Your Own Successful Creative Business

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  • Biographical-Documentary Theatre

    This workshop takes the participants’ narratives as the starting point for the artistic process. We will focus on personal and practice-oriented research to put the biographical material in a socio-political context, and to test methods of fictionalization.

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  • Pressless – Printing Techniques Without a Press

    In this workshop, you will learn how to accessibly print at home, without much effort and most importantly without any press! We will work out the perfect foundation for your own printing practice and teach you how to print woodcuts, linocuts, and monotypes.

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  • Berlin Appeals 2019 – Poster Design Workshop

    The workshop will focus on the poster as a means of free expression in a real public space: What are the relevant messages of young designers in 2019? For these, we create appropriate expressions related to content and form.

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  • Artspeak: English as a Foreign Language Workshop

    International Art English (IAE) may be everywhere but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to speak! In this workshop, you can boost your language skills by analysing artworks in the classroom as well as visiting exhibitions and discussing ideas in the museum/gallery context. REQUIREMENTS English Competency Level: B2 and above

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  • It’s All About... Talking: Curation and Communication in the Performing Arts

    Communication is crucial for curators. They communicate online and offline, with artists, the audience, politicians, and colleagues. Surrounding this topic of communication, we will learn about the necessary skills from experts, discuss strategies, and exchange experiences. The workshop is presented in cooperation with Tanz im August–Berlin’s international festival for contemporary dance.

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  • Iron Printing in Blue – A Cyanotype Workshop

    This practical course will explore the variety of the cyanotype process, one of the first photographic printing techniques. We will focus on its application in the participants artistic practice and discuss its use in contemporary art.

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  • Virtual Reality – How to Design Virtual Narrative Spaces

    The workshop conveys substantial knowledge about virtual reality and how it can be used to create virtual narrative spaces. Participants will learn how to generate 3D models from real life objects and how to use a game engine to create an interactive virtual experience.

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  • Storytelling – An Introduction

    The practice of storytelling enhances communicational and presentational skills, develops imagination and the ability to improvise. Participants of this workshop will learn the basic steps of oral storytelling and how they can create a unique voice that enhances their story.

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  • Healthcare Design Approaches and Perspectives for Young Professionals in Design

    In this workshop, scientists and experts will provide first-hand insights into health design and its methodological approaches. The workshop covers topics such as health specific data, information design, user behavior, interaction and service design. Study formats will range from lectures to case studies.

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  • Intensive Opera Audition Training

    This years Audition Training Course, 2019, now in its 6th year, will focus particularly on German repertoire (opera, operetta and "Spieloper"). We will offer specific lessons for dealing with these often difficult German texts and their vocal execution. Repertoire choices, interpretation, insights to the selection criteria of agents and opera houses are important aspects that will be covered during the classes as well.“ The final Concert takes the form of a professional Audition, with a jury of experts, taken from the 3 Opera Houses in Berlin, Agents from all over Germany, Producers and Conductors. A small Bursary is then awarded by them, to an exceptional singer the panel feel is ready to be supported to set out to do auditions. Also an Audience Prize, has been introduced with much success, in the last 2 years.

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  • Writing Ashram for PHDs and Post-Docs

    The Writing Ashram is a training course for concentrated writing. Academics of all levels retreat from daily routines and responsibilities to the countryside and work on their own writing project. The unique blend of writing, movement, meditation, workshops and coaching will guide you day after day towards a state of flow. This will allow you to not only get a huge amount of writing done but also to establish healthy work routines and thus increase your productivity in the long term.

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  • The Drama Works

    This comprehensive four-day workshop guides participants through a series of precisely patterned exercises, which demostrate the essential elements of the dramatist craft, e.g. character, structure and conflict development.

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  • Structure and Vitality for People and Organisation

    In our workshop you are invited to have a deeper look on the dimensions and the interplay between people and their organisation. We share specific approaches and experiences for setting up a supportive frame that enhances clarity, responsibility, effectiveness and cooperation that allows evolution for people as well as organisational resilience and growth.

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  • Curating Sound Art – Exhibiting the Auditive

    This workshop conveys substantial knowledge in curatorial practice of an exceptional art form that occupies the margins of the visual arts as well as music. You will also learn about special skills that are required for its presentation.

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  • KlangKunstBühne 2019

    During one week-long intensive working phases, the participants will have an opportunity to work with renowned intermedial active artists such as director Calixto Bieito, the composer Christian Wolff, or performance artist Rabih Mroué. The participants will acquire new knowledge and abilities in previously unexplored areas, move beyond the borders of their disciplines, and broaden their own artistic expression. Price: 290–340 EUR More information: www.klangkunstbuehne.de

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  • An Approach to Situational Time-Based Arts

    In some parts of the vast music world, a rejection of traditional forms, which began in the 1960s, is continuing today, sped along in part by the explosive advance of technologies. This trend expanded artists’ tool palettes by sophisticated software, advanced sensors, the Internet, and new physical materials. It is also affecting multimedia installation art, creating new situations to be explored. In this four-day workshop, participants will have the opportunity to look into and explore a carefully selected choice of seminal works.

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