Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft

Imagination, Precarity, Institutions

CUP 1/2/5/9 MA ATW 1, 3, 4, 5

This seminar will take place together with the Autumn academy which is part of the research network on the future of imaginary institutions. It was established by several partners (EEPAP, Lublin, Nomad Dance Academy Ljubljana, Institute for Applied Theatre Studies, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, BADCo, Zagreb, CollectivA, Cluj, Lokomotiva Skopje) and is supported by the Allianz Stiftung. We are inviting young artists, students, professionals, writers and thinkers to engage together in the imagining of the alternatives of working and being together, reacting to the populist and nationalist wave in Europe. We would like to examine new institutionalization, practices and modes of producing, especially related to the work of the young artists, who are working in the increasingly but also precarious international field and at the same time fighting for the right to work and remain in their local surrounding, fighting nationalism and populist pressure. We will exchange and share models and practices, current and historical one, which insist on the creation of experiments, feminist, radical and progressive practices, which insists on equality, solidarity and work against the populist political imagination.

 The academy is developed as a platform, where young artists and students, who are at the end of their studies or just finished can meet other cultural workers and thinkers, who have a strong political and social agenda. How to discuss about the political and cultural needs together, how to practice solidarity, support and inclusion? How to think about the internationalisation in the time which is marked by a flow of commodities and neoliberal globalisation? What does it mean to work and study internationally in the time of the art market and its accelerated modes of evaluation? Can we develop new temporal modes of working and thinking and how can we learn from each other?

 Autumn Academy: from 2nd of December till 6th of December, every day from 10.00 till 19.00 The schedule of the academy you can get in Stud-IP. There will be limitation of the seminar on 15 participants. 

Please register, if there will be more candidates then places, you will be asked to send a short motivation letter. The priority will be given to the master students at the end of their studies. The lectures of the Autumn Academy in the evening are opened to everybody at the institute.

The seminar (preparation for the Autumn academy) will take place every Tuesday from 12.00 – 14.00 in AUB 4

Start: 22.10.

Block seminar will take place from 2 – 6 of December from 10.00 – 19.00 in the GBS