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May 16, 2022

Commoning Curatorial and Artistic Education

Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

Hadas Kedar & Alex Schady, Politics of Shapes and Forms, 2014.

Call for workshop applications: Summer school and public talk series Commoning Curatorial and Artistic Education. June 23–July 7, 2022 at “CAMP notes on education,” documenta fifteen, Kassel (Germany). A format of the cooperation platform Shared Campus.

Organization: Dorothee Richter, Ronald Kolb (Initiators, ZHdK) with Cedric Maridet (Hong Kong Baptist University), Bo Zheng (School of Creative Media), Alison Green (University of the Arts London), Yatin Lin, Hongjohn Lin (Taipei National University of the Arts).

In cooperation with the postgraduate programme in Curating, ZHdK; publication platform oncurating.org; the PhD in Practice in Curating, Practice-Based Doctoral Programme, University of Reading; and Artis.

More information here on the postgraduate programme in Curating CAS/MAS.

Zurich University of the Arts
Center Continuing Education
Pfingstweidstrasse 96
8005 Zurich

The two-week Summer School “Commoning Curatorial and Artistic Education” will be held in Kassel (Germany) as part of documenta fifteen’s educational format “CAMP notes on education.” It is dedicated to PhD programmes and students from the Shared Campus universities, however a few slots are kept open for external participants. Participants will share and discuss their experiences of practice and theory in open, experiential workshop formats, performances, exercises with and in the city, “diversity dinners” and a variety of events.

Additionally the Summer School will organise a public talk each day, at 1pm CET in hybrid form. Talks in order of appearance by Hammad Nasar; COMMON VIEWS, David Behar Perahia and Dan Farberoff; Jennifer Deger (FERAL ATLAS); Philip Horst & Matthias Einhoff (ZKU); Gilly Karjevski, Floating University; Bassam El Baroni; Avi Feldman; Ariane Sutthavong & Lara van Meeteren; Jeanne van Heeswijk; Dagmar Pelger & Jörg Stollmann; Dana Yahalomi (Public Movement); Oliver Marchart.

Joseph Beuys’ open discussions with the public were influential at documenta; later, Jacques Derrida wrote “The University without Condition,” and Paulo Freire emphasised the empowering role of teaching, as did bell hooks with her emphatic message about the empowering force of an anti-racist, feminist education fuelled by love. Lesser known emancipatory teaching environments also exist, as do self-empowering initiatives.

Concerning the commoning aspect of this Summer School, we consider theoretical approaches as by the feminist thinker Silvia Federici. She identified commons as the shared goods and knowledges of deviant groups. A renewed thinking about the commons is linked to movements of self-organisation and resistance and is now inspiring, as we see with ruangrupa, different cultural, artistic, and curatorial events. Can the art field introduce together with activist movements, the projection of living together in a communal way, sharing resources and knowledges? Or as ruangrupa would pose the question: how to compost knowledge together and make it fruitful for a multiplicity of partial practices and for a multitude?

Applicants should send in a proposal for a shared moment: workshop, walk, performance, discussion, reading, etc. Based on these proposals, the organization team will co-design the programme. True to the motto of this Summer School, commoning starts here.

Modalities
Participants will be able to take part in this Summer School for one week, please state your preference. The daily talks & lectures at 1pm CET are open to the public: week one (June 23–30, 2022) / week two (June 30–July 7, 2022).

Enrollment
–No course fee for participants from Shared Campus partner institutions and external participants.
–Participants will need to cover the travel and accommodation expenses, and daily living costs in Kassel.
–Accommodations are reserved for a limited number of participants.

Application process
Send your proposal to Ronald.kolb [​at​] zhdk.ch. Please state your preferred time frame of attendance (week one or week two).
Submission deadline: May 27, 2022. Final confirmation of participation: June 8, 2022

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