sharing/learning: collective methods in art, research and activism

28/06/2019 — 29/06/2019

Foto: Maximilian Haas

Fotos: Verena Melgarejo Weinandt

Künstlerisch-wissenschaftliches Symposium des DFG-Graduiertenkollegs „Das Wissen der Künste“

28/29 June
Symposium languages are German and English
No registration required. On-site registration for the workshops.

Issue #9
sharing/learning as a Scaffold of Traces

Online publication edited by Juana Awad and Irina Raskin

How and what do we learn when acting together? What shared concerns or living conditions assemble this “we”? By which practices are connections of solidarity strengthened and by which are boundaries of the common kept open? The artistic-academic symposium sharing/learning will question and test various ways of acting together by addressing the specific conditions, means, and experiences of artistic, scientific, and activist methods of the collective.

The symposium itself is understood as an assembly to discuss, sound out, and try various practices. It is an offer to participate and at the same time explore what emerges in this setting. In this way, the performativity and the intentions of collective practices come into focus: How and for what reasons do people gather, speak, listen to, play, map, cook, question, touch, sing, etc.? What knowledge is thus generated, what potential unfolds?

In a format weaving together discussion and practice through workshops, roundtables, and participatory actions over two days, our intention is to create a space that opens up the possibility of reassembling various collective methods, and of sharing these with each other and learning from one another.



FRIDAY, 28.06.2019

10.00 arrival and registration
10.30 welcome and introduction
Barbara Gronau + concept team

11.00 round table: assembling / disseminating (de/en)
with Elif Çiğdem Artan (sociologist, museologist, curator),
Ulrike Bergermann (media theorist),
and Serhat Karakayali (sociologist)

12.30 lunch

14.00 workshops

  1. Kollektive Zeit(en)reise – eine Probe mit den Theaterlingen with Anika Lachnitt (theatre theorist, Aktivist) / AWOTheaterlinge (de)
  2. Reinventing the Political Compass: How to increase digital self-awareness in the age of Social Media with Francesca Del Bono (designer, curator), Noel David Nicolaus (researcher, curator), Tommaso Cappelletti (designer, videomaker) / ClusterduckCollective (en)
  3. cooking, playing, sharing with Pêdra Costa (performance artist, urban anthropologist) (en)

17.00 coffee break

17.30 round table: instituting / fleeing (en)
with Suza Husse (curator, researcher, writer) and Andrea Caroline Keppler (curator) / District * School Without Center,
Friederike Landau (urban sociologist, political theorist),
and Ferdiansyah Thajib (researcher, community educator) / District * School Without Center + KUNCI

19:00 eating, playing, sharing with Pêdra Costa (performance artist, urban anthropologist) (en)

21:00 end

SATURDAY, 29.06.2019

10.30 arrival and registration

11.00 round table: commoning / communing (en)
with Selda Asal (artist) / Apartment Project,
Ulrike Hamann (sociologist, postcolonial theorist, urban activist) / Kotti & Co,
Zuzana Tabačková (architect, urban planner) and Zuzana Révészová (cultural sociologist)/ Spolka Collective

12.30 lunch

14.00 workshops

  1. The Practice of Resistance with Grupo Oito (dance collective) (en)
  2. Das Politische und das Gestische mit Irina Kaldrack (Medienwissenschaftlerin) und Timo Herbst (Künstler) (de)
  3. Spaces of Collectivity with Spolka Collective (architects, urbanists and sociologists) (en)

17.00 coffee break

17.30 Club of Im_Possibilities
mit Nuray Demir (Künstlerin, Kuratorin) / District * School Without Center (in German)

19.00 end




Concept + organisation: Juana Awad, Julian Bauer, Maja Figge, Elsa Guily, Irina Raskin, Verena Melgarejo Weinandt
Support: Silvia Bahl, Patrick Becker, Christina Deloglu-Kahlert, Annika Haas, Maximilian Haas, Sarah Hampel, Sebastian Köthe, Wilma Lukatsch, Jayrôme C. Robinet, Fritz Schlüter, Xin Wang, Renate Wöhrer
Moderation: Juana Awad, Silvia Bahl, Julian Bauer,
Maja Figge, Elsa Guily, Sebastian Köthe, Wilma Lukatsch, Irina Raskin, Fritz Schlüter, Verena Melgarejo Weinandt, Renate Wöhrer
Design: Jenny Baese

With the support of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and Präsidium der Universität der Künste Berlin.