• What Are You Talking About - Oral Storytelling in Contemporary Society

    In this course, oral storytellers are invited to explore their repertoire of traditional folktales with a focus on racism, gender and hetero-normativity. Through hands-on exercises, the workshop supports the development of narrative and performing strategies to creatively overcome ethical problems.

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  • Writing Ashram for PHDs and Post-Docs

    The Writing Ashram ls a training course for concentrated writing. Academics of all levels retreat from daily routines and responsibillties to the countryside and work on their writing projects. The unique blend of writing, movement, meditation, workshops and coaching will gulde 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 increase your productivity in the long term.

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  • (Re)Discovering the City

    This four-day workshop will look up on the ways of how we can both be inspired by and change our attitude to the city considering our level of familiarity with it. We will discuss artistic strategies such as psychogeography, situationism, urban intervention, and GPS drawing/mapping.

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  • Experiments in Perception

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

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  • Survival Training — Staying Alive in the Art World

    This crash course is aimed at young artists and art school graduates. Its goal is to introduce career starters in this field to the professional side of being an artist. You will receive background knowledge, theoretical and practical tips on how to survive in the shark pool of the art business.

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  • Wandering Site — Inspiration Across Disciplinary Boundaries

    This seminar allows interdisciplinary collaboration through the process of aesthetic transformation. We will start the process from a unique place in the Berlin cityscape and develop lndividual concepts from there. The focus will lie on the idea-generating process: How do we generate ideas and pass on inspiration? The aim is to fuel each other's creative process by generating new resources that can extend collaborators’ imaginative and interpretative capacities into uncharted realms.

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  • Valérie Favre: Question Your Artistic Perspective

    The participants of this workshop will evolve unique ways of seeing through analysing historical and modern artworks and get a deep insight into the theoretical dimensions of paintlng in order to question and broaden their own artistic perspective.

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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 'creatlve non-fiction' and essays based an real experiences. The course aims to set a high writing standard and produce work of publication quality.

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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 workshop, you will get the chance to visit world-leading companies as weil as small manufacturers that develop tools for special musical phenomena.

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  • Iron Printing in Blue — A Cyanotype Workshop

    This practical course will explore the diversity of the cyanotype process, one of the first photographic techniques. The focus will lie on its application in the participants' artistic work and discussion of cyanotype methods in contemporary art.

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  • The Semiotics of Fashion Styling

    In this short course, we will analyse a wider meaning of fashion signs within the socio-cultural context. Looking at the works of famous 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. The course dwells upon the issue of identity as negotiated through fashion and discusses the current state of the fashion world through the prism of postcolonial studies.

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  • Seeking for New Noise

    This workshop offers an opportunlty for artistic practices by emphasising the sound. Noise, a new material for music creation at the break of the 20th century, isn't new anymore and gets used more often. We will seek and explore disruptors of musical and artistic norms, such as noise was.

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  • Writing = Design: Creative Copy Writing Workshop

    A profound introduction to creative copy writing: Learn about writing as a design tool. Get to know your own creative potential in dealing with words which often seems to be a field of insecurity for visual designers. No need to be afraid. I will provide you with techniques that will make it easy for you to get started. Fun little exercises, both orally and in writing, are my main method. Learn how to condense your thoughts with words. Learn to grasp your ideas and observations by describing them to an audience. Learn how to speak about yourself and the offer you make for professional markets. Make words work for you! The best thing: get instant feedback from the group you learn with plus professional assessment. I will support you in finding your own verbal personality, thus adding to your visual identity and making it even more convincing.

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  • Berlin Appeals 2020 – Poster Design Workshop

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  • Starting & Leading Your Own Successful Creative Business

    This practical course will help creatives to plan, shape, communicate, launch, and lead their creative business, including digital startups. lt is also suitable for freelancers who would like to refresh their current creative practice wlth new ideas and energy.

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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 give their story a unique voice.

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  • Me, Myself and I — Editoral Design Workshop

    Create a fanzine on another participant of the workshop and have a whole week of diverse challenges that will help you reflect on your role in the working environment. Get a curator's perspective on the process of choosing the content, work as an editor by telling a story with the given Information and as a graphic designer by designlng the magazine itself.

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  • Self-Marketing for Women Artists

    Self-marketing means understanding the specifics of your work and being able to promote it: What makes it unique? ls it worth exhibiting or buying? With a special focus on warnen artists' self-marketing, we will take a look at how to present the work and get ready for the International art scene.

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  • Brutalism: A Photographic Approach

    For several years now, brutalist architecture has been celebrated in the exhibitions, as well as on Facebook and lnstagram. we are going to set out on a search of brutalist buildings in Berlin and take pictures of them. Their concrete surface, their formal expression will be released and examined as a source of material. The aim of this course is an extension of perception and an artistically free approach to Brutalism through photographs.

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  • Editing for Film and Video Art

    This workshop examines how filmmakers and video artists can use editing to create and clarify meaning. After watching and discussing clips from a wide range of films, the participants receive assignments which will put these ideas to immediate use.

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  • Intensive Opera Audition Training

    The focus of this masterclass will particularly lie on how to audition and prepare to perform in a German speaking opera house. Repertoire choices, interpretation, insights to the selection criteria of agents and opera houses are important aspects that will be covered during the class.

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  • Curation and Communication: It’s All About... Talking

    Communication is crucial for the curators. They communicate online and offline with the artists, audience, politicians and colleagues. surrounding the topic of communication, we will learn about t he necessary skills from experts, discuss st rat egies, and exchange experiences.

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  • Transitions — Drawing and Space

    This drawing workshop explores transition spaces of the urban Berlin and experiments with the process of 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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  • Finding the Stories — A Photography Workshop

    This workshop combines analytical and practical photographic work. We will learn about what constitutes a narrative and how to create meaningful Images. In addition to producing photo series, the participants will become skilled at examining, reading and talking about photographs.

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  • Vitality and Structure for the New Work-Tools and Thoughts

    What do you do lf you want to start a business avoiding bossy atmosphere and classical hierarchies? In this workshop, you will learn more about reorganisation possibilities and find the right structure for your business idea, which will allow constant development and exchange.

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  • The Drama Works — Writing for Stage

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

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  • Drawing at the Nature Lab

    The workshop is intended to provide an intensive study of the plant world. The participants will do research on historical plant samples, explore the Berlin Botanical Garden, discover the plants' cellular structures with the microscope and graphically interpret the gathered knowledge about their form.

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  • Biographical-Documentary Theatre

    This workshop takes the participants' narratives as the starting point for artistic process. We will focus an 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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