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Workshops

The best way to learn, connect and bond with new collaborators is to share creative experiences. If you are more “do” than “watch”, like to veer towards the edge of your comfort zone, sign up to one of our live participatory sessions.

The face of poverty: A theatrical intervention in the field of social studies

Margarite Smit, NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

Wednesday 18 November, 14:00 - 15:00 CET

Through livestream presenters play out an excerpt of an intervention they are developing during a course Theater games and interventions. Students will set up ‘real life’ scenes built around scarcity and poverty. Every viewer will be given a perspective of a ’player’ from which he/she will participate in the prototype. Afterwards there will be a debate around the question ‘How can theatre be applied to the framework of a professional social worker and be helpful in opening up themes such as poverty and scarcity in society?’

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Images of Air and Light. A Transdisciplinary Encounter 

Florian Dombois, Fabian Gutscher, Christoph Oeschger, Mario Schulze, Mirjam Steiner, Sarine Waltenspül, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland

Wednesday 18 November, 14:00 - 15:00 CET

How to share across disciplines? In this session, presenters explore the transfer from not-yet art and not-yet science to disciplinary output in art or science, taking film footage, that is produced in the ZHdK wind tunnel as an example of proto-disciplinary material, that is transformed and articulated in either proto- or disciplinary formats. The transdisciplinary research project Luftbilder/Lichtbilder (Images of Air and Light) looks at the moving picture as an epistemic medium and examines it with reference to the history of media and science, also taking in artistic and technical aspects. “Scientific” moving pictures are taken to mean films created by researchers to allow their peers to analyse processes of motion and, in their capacity as inscriptions (Latour/Woolgar), to perform an epistemic role. One of the ideas put forward by the project is that we are in the middle of an upheaval of media systems to which the established scientific publication channels have not yet responded in an adequate fashion.

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Shared Language: Using Images for Transdisciplinary Dialogue

Jonathan Kearney, Sigune Hamann, University of the Arts London, United Kingdom

Wednesday 18 November, 14:00 - 15:00

An interactive session where participants use images in short, playful 1 to 1 introductions. Originally devised using cardboard ‘tables’ this is now reimagined as an online session. Using juxtaposition and suspension this experimental session will explore the value of images in encouraging an open/suspended attitude in a transdisciplinary dialogue. (Participants are encouraged to have 2 or 3 jpeg images ready that show something of their own work, whatever that is.)

To explore more of the ideas from previous iterations see www.sharedlanguage.co.uk

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Creating Transdisciplinary Stories 

Silke Lange, Mark Ingham, University of the Arts London, United Kingdom

Thursday 19 November, 11:00 - 12:30 CET

Critiquing established ideas of disciplinary quality, this 'walkshop' invites participants to explore how transdisciplinary conversations can enable us to reimagine and reinvent communities as collective knowledge producers. Drawing on theories of liberating knowledge we challenge conventional ideas of transdisciplinarity in action. Participants working and walking in virtual transdisciplinary pairs, will form conversations in conjunction with digitally connected students from the host institution and University of the Arts London. These tripartite discussions, along with images and sounds collected during the 'walkshop', will be recorded using mobile phones and uploaded to the collaborative application Padlet.

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Dérive in the Hidden City (Part 2) 

John Wigley, Ally Standing, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom

Thursday 19 November, 11:00 - 13:00 CET

Using online software for collating and sharing our responses, this workshop will allow participants to ‘wander’ their respective spaces using drawing, sound and photography to build a complex collaborative map of the collective psychogeographic experience.

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Urgent Classroom. Art Education in times of wasteocene 

Wiktoria Furrer, Silvia Henke, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland

Thursday 19 November, 11:00 - 12:30 CET

In times of ecological crisis, we would like to re-invent art education and therefore propose to establish «Urgent Classrooms». Despite scientific certainty about climate change, there is still a hindering lack of consciousness and action. The swiss Lehrplan 21 demands «education for sustainable development» without designating a specific school subject. Especially artistic practices have the capacity to make mental structures and implicit habits visible and to alterate them. Therefore, we are looking for new disciplinary alliances between art, MINT sciences, teaching and activism in order to unleash an undisciplined, fearless thinking about crisis. At the conference, participants will be engaged the in a digital “urgent classroom” consisting of participative exercises and methods for art teaching.

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Sit With Me 

Electa Behrens, Norwegian Theatre Academy, Norway

Thursday 19 November, 14:00 - 15:00 CET

What do you hear

Outside you?

What do you hear

Inside you?

Can I listen with you?

Can you hear me?

Become a co-creator of a 10-minute performance in which listening is explored as a gateway to transdisciplinarity on the inner and inter-human scale. It is a one-to-one event with after-talk in plenum. This research draws on Drever’s notions of aural diversity – the idea that we all hear the world differently. It investigates listening as process which is hybrid and dynamic and proposes listening as a dramaturgical process which opens for audience agency, identity creation and fantasy. What inside you, will you let me listen to?


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Idiosynkrasia. The Nexus of Textile and Sound 

Gertrud Fischbacher, Marius Schebella, Mozarteum University Salzburg & Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Thursday 19 November, 14:00 - 15:00 CET

The sense of hearing is evolutionary quite close to the sense of touch with its mechanical receptors. Thinking of textiles, we envision colors, prints, fashion, etc., but textiles have a haptic quality, an olfactory and gustatory side, they have an acoustic quality as well. Sound is considered as a temporal art form, time-based. But actually, it has a lot of physicality in it. Sound permeates objects and rooms. In this project presenters tried to connect textile and auditory art practice that are not primarily related to vision. Find aspects that combine the two worlds and look from the different side of the world at each art form.

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Independent Art Spaces as Fragile Metadisciplinary Artwork

Andreas Liebmann, Biljana Tanurovska, Marijana Cvetkovic, Morgen Goll, Jan-Philip, Danish National School of Performing Arts, Denmark

Thursday 19 November, 14:00 - 15:00 CET

This interactive session pictures four independent transgressed art spaces (Tårnby, Copenhagen, Skopje, Mannheim, Belgrade) that experiment with their presence in public space and sphere. An audience discussion about the position of institutions in society, and their instituting practices as artistic practices will follow.

 
What can Happen Here? 
Edit Kaldor, Norwegian Theatre Academy, Norway

Friday 20 November, 14:00 - 15:00 CET

A workshop performance activating participants to explore and test their own social desires, tapping into daily practices of fantasising and daydreaming, creating encounters and risking collisions and chaos. The presentation is based on presenter’s current artistic research which explores tangible ways of expanding practices of participation in performance and education both inside and outside of the walls of performing art schools. Connecting performance-making to the limits and potentials of individual and collective social imagination, the workshop performance aims to raise the question: What can happen here? Between these people, in this conference, encountering each other online, within this institutional setting, and in others like it? And what's at stake?

 

Try Out

Bob Verheijden, Michiel Jansen, Harold Koopmans, Anke Coumans, Minerva Art Academy, Netherlands

Friday 20 November, 14:00 - 15:00 CET

Under the title Try Out the Minerva Art Academy is producing a series of performances and presentations which are imaginations of the educational transition model of the Department of Design. Join this session/performance and contribute to the exploration of a new paradigm of education and research with its distinctive protocols, principles and validation procedures. You will become be part of the Try Out sequels which started in 2015. You are invited to send two curiosities (object, thing, sound, image, motion, thought, etcetera) to Groningen and Zurich.

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The Risky Business of Cross-Discipline Collaborative Curriculum Design: Embracing Risk-Taking, Failure and Choice in the Undergraduate Curriculum

Kerry Gough, Justine Davidson, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

Friday 20 November, 14:00 - 15:00 CET

Join this session and participate in a curriculum design sprint to redesign an aspect of your curriculum to include opportunities for collaboration, risk-taking and failure. The School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has recently undergone a curriculum design sprint process to develop their whole-School curriculum to embrace the principles of collaboration, risk-taking, and learning from failure. Formatively assessed as a cross-School collaboration experience at Level 4, at Level 5 they embedded this as a compulsory 20 credit assessed CoLab module, while Level 6 culminates in a capstone project that embeds collaboration and teamwork as an assessed learning outcome. Our session shares the process and outputs for whole-School cross-curriculum change.

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