• HYPER COMFORT Summer School

    The “HYPER COMFORT” Summer School is hosted by Neue Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and the Berlin University of the Arts. It engages interdisciplinary participants that have a passion for architecture and are interested in debating its impact. The programme is planned as a think tank around the definition of ‘‘hyper comfort’’, taking the space of the Neue Nationalgalerie into account. During a one-week workshop, students will research and design in the aim of producing a manifesto, a physical installation, or a performance that will be displayed as a final presentation in the famous glass hall of the Neue Nationalgalerie, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The programme will be led by the French architect Stéphanie Bru from studio BRUTHER. In addition, students will be taught by UdK lecturers of the textile, sound, dance, and video departments, as well as international guest lecturers across the disciplines.

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  • Visual Ethnography as Activist Work

    Would you like to learn more about filmmaking, photography, ethnography, activism, and their intersections? Then this workshop is for you! We will provide you with the theoretical framework and practical skillset to produce visual ethnography. Together with a small group of other students and activists, you will create an ethnographic short film or photography project of your choice.

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  • The Berlin Flâneur: Walking the City, Narrating the City: A City-Writing Lab

    Experience Berlin through writers who have walked the city, as you walk and write about the city yourself. Flaneurs, or consummate ‘city-walkers’, immerse themselves in the personalities, atmospheres, and built environments of the street. Honoré de Balzac called flânerie the ‘gastronomy of the eye’ and this laboratory intends not only to feast, in short extracts, on what former Berlin flâneurs have written about the city’s space but also to dive into today’s neighborhoods ourselves, writing and workshopping prose in the genre of ‘creative non-fiction’. Participants explore the German capital intimately as they create polished city portraits.

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  • "From B With Love" - Experimental Imagemaking in Risography

    Pictorial staging of urban spaces is the theme of the workshop. The project consists of explorations in the city of Berlin and their translation into digital graphic images using the printing technique of risography. We will explore different possibilities of image creating through experimental design tools. How can manual and technical methods (drawing, photography) be used to develop an individual, contemporary visual language? What are their relationships to urban reality?

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  • Anatomies of the Contemporary: Borders and Encounters

    What role can artistic practices play in a time shaped by deepening divisions and a thirst for new binds? How are artists involved in operations of fragmentation and unification through their creative and epistemic practices? Moreover, isn't contemporary art itself an inflationary process of multiplication? Through the prism of the key concepts of time, space, and body in the contemporary situation, this workshop discusses the role of art regarding new borders and encounters.

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  • Drawing in the Nature Lab

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  • Introduction: Body as a Source of Concentration

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  • Faulty Material

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  • Culture Writing: Textures of Things, Thresholds, and Bodies

    Together with the participants, the workshop aims to develop the ability to approach cultural phenomena through writing techniques. In the seminar, we will explore and develop methods such as the development of everyday cultural sensitivity, observation techniques of phenomena in a spatial everyday culture, and tools of a text-practical practice.

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  • Floating Texts: Unlearning To Write

    For many artists writing is a central practice to generate and process ideas or create text-based work. Yet, it's been very little discussed, taught, or highlighted as an artistic practice as such. Writing is often limited to being an intellectual practice. This course is about unlearning what writing is, exploring its embodied dimensions, and transgressing the visual and performative boundaries that shape our understanding of the text, type, books, etc. The course explores the techniques of "writing beyond writing", their political potential, and the artist writing scene in Berlin.

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  • Seeking for New Noise

    This workshop invites you to explore noise as an artistic disruptor of the musical ordinary and use its usually perceived negative traits in aesthetic and imaginative ways. It will give you an insight into the history of noise and its whole spectrum, as well as introduce you to the different ways of its implementation.

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  • Collaborative Playgrounds

    In this workshop we will focus on collaborative artistic formats and networks. We will experiment playfully with material in and out of public spaces to extend our existing ideas on collective working practices through exercises, interventions and group challenges. Based on this, we will question, develop, discuss and evaluate potentials of collaborative working methods. Next to these practical-orientated sessions we aim to invite and learn from existing collaborations, artists and networks.

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  • Writing = Design

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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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  • Body as a Source of Concentration

    In this workshop, in combination with the Talmi-Method®-bodywork and Suzuki-Training, basic concepts of the performing arts such as posture, breathing, standing, walking, sitting and the quality of movement will be examined and explored anew.

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  • Biographical-Documentary Working Methods in the Context of Art

    This workshop takes the participants' narratives as the starting point for an artistic process. Focusing on personal and practice-oriented research, we'll put the biographical material in a socio-political context and test methods of fictionalization.

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  • Stories and Encounters – A Photography Workshop

    This workshop combines photo analysis and practical photographic work. We'll raise consciousness about the constitution of a narrative and the communicative ability of the photograph. In addition to producing photo series, the participants will become skilled at looking at, reading and talking about photographs.

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  • Brutalism. A Photographic Approach

    This photography workshop deals with the architectural style of Brutalism in Berlin. We will first approach it theoretically, then visit various buildings together and discuss the resulting photographs, and finally present the works together.

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  • Playwriting 1 – From Idea to Scene and Structure

    Who hasn't failed at this one point when they have an idea for a play in their head, the beginning of a drama in the drawer, and the theatre material in their hands? With professional help and input from other participants, this workshop offers playwrights with an affinity for theatre and those who want to become playwrights the opportunity to develop their writing approach. We will focus on conceptual exploration of a sustainable form and structure as well as on initial writing attempts for individual scenes.

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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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  • Playwriting 2 — Gaze Training

    While journalism and non-fiction work with the actual state of society, poetry creates an idea of the (inner) world. Which perspective has not yet been told? How does one take a perspective? What images do storytellers, playwrights, and poets hold for the untold? Their voices create diversity, their view of conditions will determine how generations after us understand the world we live in today.

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  • Transitions – Drawing and Space

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  • Dramatic Interpretation of Music and Theatre – Methods and Application Training

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  • KlangKunstBühne 2022

    From August to October, the International Summer Academy “KlangKunstBühne” will finally take place again. It is aimed at artists of all disciplines and is a further education programme offered by the Berlin University of the Arts. In one-week intensive workshops, participants have the opportunity to look over the shoulders of artists working in intermedia, to gain experience in other areas across all disciplines and to expand their own possibilities of artistic expression through joint work.

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  • Artspeak: English as a Foreign Language Workshop

    English is the international language of art and can be read and heard in every art context, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to speak. In this workshop, students are invited to boost their language skills by analysing artworks in the classroom as well as visiting exhibitions and discussing ideas in the museum/gallery context.

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