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.

More detailed information on the programme

Registration is possible via e-mail! You can apply until 31 May at:





The workshop is organized around two complementary parts:

  1. The students’ project – in September, a group of students under the guidance of three tutors devise a project around the issue of the membrane.
  2. The reflection – starts in June after a selection of 16 students, including 8 architecture students and 8 from other disciplines.

A series of lectures on “hyper comfort”, bringing together architects, philosophers, anthropologists, and artists, will take place during the Summer School.



  • One-week workshop in Berlin (5. – 10.09.2022)
  • Additional online conferences beginning in June (probable dates: 16 June, 7 July, 14 July, 4 August)
  • Production of a manifesto, physical installation or performance in the Neue Nationalgalerie glass hall
  • Successful participants will receive a student evaluation (3 ECTS credits)
  • Interdisciplinary guest speakers will be involved



Master’s students (at least third semester) of humanitie courses, such as in the arts and humanities: architecture, architectural theory, dance, performance, art, sound, design, philosophy, sociology, art, fashion, sound studies or music, as well as students of these disciplines who have completed their Master's degree 1 year ago.



  • Cover letter including academic areas of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of certificates, if available



As an international student, you can apply for one of four scholarships of 500,-€ to support travel and accommodation expenses. Please send your scholarship application to summer-courses[at]udk-berlin.de by attaching your study promotion/proof for economic need and an estimate of the cost of travel and accommodation.


Cover Photo: Tropical Islands, Holiday-Park in Krausnick, Dahme-Spreewald/Brandenburg, © Tropical Islands

Stéphanie Bru holds a diploma in architecture from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture Paris-Belleville (ENSA-PB). In 2007, together with Alexandre Thierot, she founded the studio BRUTHER in Paris. BRUTHER works in the fields of architecture, research, education, urbanism and landscape. Adaptability and evolutivity of the building are fundamentals in their practice.

Stéphanie Bru has received prestigious awards for her work, including the Mies van der Rohe Award – European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (2021) and the Best Architects Award (2016). She is a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) and has taught architecture classes at universities around the globe, including Harvard University and Ecole Nationale Supérieur d'Architecture de Versailles (ENSA-V).



Run period:
05.09.2022 – 10.09.2022
Application Deadline:

Max. number of participants:

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