• Online: Low Tech Animation Workshop

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  • Online: Writing = Design

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  • Performing Questions: Relationships in Times of Crisis

    The interview is an offer of conversation, a game of questions and answers, a dialogue that can transform into a polyphonic choir of singularly plural voices. As a form of personal, localised articulation, interviews always produce situated knowledge, whether in a real or a fictional space.

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  • Seeking for New Noise

    This workshop invites students 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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  • Iron Printing in Blue – A Cyanotype Workshop

    This workshop will mainly focus on acquiring practical skills in the cyanotype printing technique. Participants will learn how to produce the cyanotype solution necessary for this method and have the opportunity to carry out experiments and use them in artistic practice. This technique can mainly be used to produce either photograms or photographic images with the help of photo negatives. The participants will have an opportunity to try out different possibilities of the technique and then be able to focus on their approach.

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

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  • 100 Years of Visual Music. Explore Color, Shape, Motion, Rhythm and Sound.

    In 1921, Walter Ruttmann, a trained musician and painter, created his Lichtspiel Opus 1, one of the first non-narrative abstract short-films. It can now be considered one of the first pieces of visual music. This six-day workshop examines this and other examples of visual music, starting from the early 1920s up to contemporary works created by artists and motion designers. We will look into the content of those videos and the technical possibilities (both analogue and digital) of those times compared to nowadays. After analysing these films, each student will utilize the new skills and create their visual music videos experimenting with shape, motion, rhythm, and music. Conceptual and technical support will be provided.

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  • The We That is Not I: Communities as Operative Fictions

    Communities and collectives are deeply ambivalent structures. They can come to signify either the restriction and oppression of individuals or a site for emancipatory politics and new forms of existence. If communities are neither natural nor given, what can be said of their geographies, their form, their (re-)production, and plasticity? Considering them as mutually maintained fictions does not imply they do not act. Rather, their mode of inscription (in bodies, subjects, and practices) invites us to re-think the agency of communities in relation to the brittleness and contingency they carry entwined with politics and history.

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  • Bad Design

    The idea of ‘good design’ is out of fashion. In 1949, Max Bill toured post-war Europe with his exhibition Die gute Form which showcased examples of modernist design to educate the taste of regular people. Today, several post-modernisms later, we are distrustful of such an enterprise. We realised that the traditional notion of ‘good design’ originates from an almost exclusively white, male, and western perspective that is being rightfully questioned today.

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  • Situationist City Game

    During the workshop, the students will play in and with the city, inspired by the playful strategies of the dadaists and situationists. The aim is to develop a sense for urban situations and to (re)discover the city as an urban readymade with countless circumstances to play with.

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  • From Lute Songs to Pop Songs: Unboxing a Repertoire

    The art of songwriting is an age-old tradition, spanning genres, cultures, and epochs. We tend to classify songs and put them into boxes: certain types of songs should be sung by certain types of voices, accompanied by certain types of instruments, and listened to by a certain type of audience in a certain kind of space. But what happens when a jazz singer sings a song by Dowland or when a lute accompanies a pop song? As genres collide, how does this change our perception and understanding of the music? What is the relationship between groove and tactus? Can old lyrics speak to a modern audience? What needs to be adapted or rearranged?

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  • Brutalism. A Photographic Approach

    In this course, the participants are going to set out in search of brutalist buildings in Berlin and reflect on brutalism by taking pictures of them: their concrete surface and formal expression will be released through photography and examined as a source of art material.

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  • Body is My Instrument or Exploration of Lifelong Learning

    In this workshop, we will examine and explore anew the basic concepts of the performing arts such as posture, breathing, standing, walking, sitting, and the quality of movement in combination with the Talmi-Method®-bodywork and Suzuki-Training. Through precise training of perception and awareness, it is possible to get away from habitual movements and arbitrary body behavior and – through the freedom of movement gained – make clear and conscious decisions that correspond to the circumstances and requirements in question instead.

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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 the meaning of the content. The participants will consider the basic continuity editing concepts and have time to address their interests. As these editing concepts are relevant for both narrative and experimental films, the course shows examples from a range of films to explore some of the many options filmmakers have at their disposal.

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  • Design and Deployment of a Solar-Powered Outdoor Teaching Device

    This workshop is an experiment in an unexplored realm of outdoor online teaching (OOT). During the workshop, the teacher will physically interact with each student group for only one hour a day. At other times, he will be in peripatetic, i.e., walking, transiting to other student groups while still being in contact with everyone using a device designed for the seminar.

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  • Shifting Perceptions: Discussing the Fashion System

    This 5-day course addresses the current state of the fashion system and its various players. The participants will discuss how politics, culture, and society influence fashion photography, fashion journalism, fashion production, and consumption. The course offers insights into the cultural aspect of fashion, as well as a holistic view of the industry aided by non-western perspectives.

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  • Dialogues as Artistic Experimental Systems in the Cultural Sciences

    The communication culture of the early 21st century is significantly shaped by the explosive rise of conversational cultures. Traditional formats of soliloquies, dialogues, or polylogues are changing under the influence of the Internet. Whether it is oral, written, or graphical; face-to-face, computer-mediated, or printed; in presence, situated, virtual, or in hybrid form; live or asynchronous, human-to-human, human-to-machine, or machine-to-machine interaction. On all levels, conversational formats have become experiments, not only focussing on the content but also their form.

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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, character, etc. It is suitable for beginners to more experienced writers and those who are interested in dramatic and performance texts.

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  • A Photographic Exploration of the Berlin Wall Trail

    In this course, participants will use photography as a research tool to explore the remains of the Berlin Wall. We will walk along different sections of the Berlin Wall Trail that follows the course of the former GDR border fortifications. Participants will work in small groups and show their findings in a presentation/exhibition on the last day of the workshop.

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  • Berlin Appeals 2021 – Poster Design Workshop

    Posters are a public matter. As life-sized images, they dominate in the public space and affect us with their unavoidable messages. This relationship between the poster and space will be the focus of the workshop. We will create poetic posters that will make the voices of young designers seen the city streets of 2021.

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  • On Caring Coexistences

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  • The Kant – Location Based Work

    Kantstraße, which runs between Breitscheidplatz and Suarezstrasse, is one of the most important axes of the City West. This course is going to research its past and present through its numerous Chinese restaurants, cinemas and theatres, the Kantgaragen, one of the first parking garages in Germany, the Aviation Center with its flight simulator, the old prison or the former artists' and current celebrities' meeting place Paris-Bar. After the field research on-site, the participants will create art projects for locations or sections of Kantstrasse, which will be realised at the University of the Arts and shown in a final presentation.

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  • Transitions – Drawing and Space

    This drawing workshop explores transition spaces of 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. During the introduction, the participants will exchange various ideas on transit spaces and the drawing process.

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  • Textile Surfaces – Threads of Camille 5

    Textile surfaces surround us in the most diverse contexts and environments and play a decisive role in many artistic disciplines. In architecture, fashion, art, and design, the creation of experimental materials is a crucial path to the unique characters of a design. The methods do not always have to be highly complex. Even the simplest reversal of expected material properties can produce experimental and inspiring compositional ideas, and basic samples created by hand can provide visual triggers for 3D renderings.

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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 analyze those aspects based on hardware and software produced in 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 specific musical phenomena.

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  • DIRT

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  • Online: Aesthetic Transformations: Inspiration Across Disciplinary Borders

    How does inspiration come about? How do we find ideas? How can we create work together having various disciplinary backgrounds and working with different media and techniques? In this workshop, we will focus on the idea-generating processes by experimenting with the cross-disciplinary creative practice of Aesthetic Transformation. The course is aimed at artists of all disciplines, designers, architects, and people who work in the creative sector and would like to experiment in an interdisciplinary environment and connect to the Berlin art and design scene.

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  • Drawing in the Nature Lab

    The graphic preoccupation with nature teaches seeing in the sense of conscious perception. Through eye and hand, drawing helps to gain an embodied understanding of the form. In the play with translation and abstraction, we will develop our artistic perspectives.

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  • Online: Exp. – Questions of Perception in Art and Science

    Experiment, Experience, Exploration This course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students of different fields to gain knowledge on perception through experiences in experiments on perception and demonstrations of different perceptual phenomena. The experiments on perception will be performed and discussed in relation to contemporary artworks in order to understand the intertwined history of art and psychology.

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  • Online: Berlin Appeals 2021 – Poster Design Workshop

    Posters are a public matter. As life-sized images, they dominate in the public space and affect us with their unavoidable messages. This relationship between the poster and space will be the focus of the workshop. We will create poetic posters that will make the voices of young designers seen the city streets of 2021.

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