Transdisciplinary Classroom

Anna Lauenstein & Leon Vatter
Transdisciplinary Classroom

Seminar, English/Deutsch, 2 SWS, 2 ECTS
Wednesdays, 14-16 h, weekly, starts 26.10.2022, Hardenbergstr. 33, room 151

Registration starts 17.10.2022 via Moodle:
Moodle Einschreibeschlüssel / Moodle Enrollment Key: classroom

This weekly seminar offers you a place to speak about your own artistic practice to students from other artistic fields. Each participant will be invited to share their current work in progress with the class. Sharing your artistic practice in the Transdisciplinary Classroom allows you to get feedback from people who normally would not see your work in its progress, to ask for advice beyond your own expertise and also to enable transdisciplinary collaborations.

Presenting your work in class also means to share tricks, tools and important references and it is an invitation to speak about ones very own doubts and self-critique and to open up these questions for a joint discussion. This being said, the teachers will act as facilitators and try to create a space for non-violent discussions and feedback within the seminar. Our discussions will pick up on feminist and decolonial discourses and circulate around questions like: How does an ongoing critical self-reflection influence ones working processes? How can they both go hand-in-hand in a productive way? What are actual ways of staying with the trouble? Over the course of the semester we will also have reading, watching or listening sessions, based on common interests within the class and offer individual consultations outside of the seminar hours.

The seminar will be accompanied by student assistants Teresa Hoffmann and Lena Kocutar.

Requirements for the ungraded Studium Generale credits: Regular and active participation as well as sharing ones individual artistic practice in class once.

Anna Lauenstein studied Fine Arts with a focus on the moving image at the University of the Arts (Berlin) with Prof. Jimmy Robert, Prof. Ming Wong and Prof. Hito Steyerl. She also studied Cultural Anthropology at the Humboldt University (Berlin) and the University of Leipzig. Since August 2020 she is working at Studium Generale as an artistic and scientific assistant. In her artistic research she works within the tensions between knowledge, poetics and politics, whereby a decolonial perspective on Europe is central. Her works have been shown e. g. at HAUNT, Berlin; Galerie Bernau; the Museum of Photography, Berlin and the BWA Gallery, Wrocław. She was nominated for the President's Fine Arts Award of UdK and she was awarded the NaFöG fellowship 2021/22.

Leon Vatter studied philosophy and political sciences at Freie Universität Berlin and Universitá di Urbino. Since October 2019, he has been working as a research assistant in the Studium Generale team at the Universität der Künste Berlin, where he regularly teaches seminars in both cultural studies and interdisciplinary arts. His areas of work are in political philosophy, feminist philosophy of science and futurology. He is working on his thesis at Prof. Karin Harrasser’s department at the Kunstuniversität Linz. In addition to teaching and researching, he is active in the DAAD-funded Integra project Beyond UdK, founded in 2020.