[artinfo] Bauhaus Kolleg Event City 3. Trimester (fwd)

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From: Ute Lenssen <Lenssen@bauhaus-dessau.de>
Subject: Bauhaus Kolleg Event City 3. Trimester

Living and learning at the Bauhaus in Dessau

Applications are accepted until April 29. 2001


Bauhaus Kolleg II Event City
3. Trimester June 19. - September 14. 2001

Artscapes - art in practice

Culture plays a special role in the competition between cities. Cultural
events and an architecture rich in symbols produce metropolitan signs
communicated through the media with the intent of the global positioning of
a city. Heterogeneous cultural materials, scripts, and images merge to form
urban spatial nodes in the urban event spaces. Artscapes take up the
short-circuit between global flow and local images and the way they are
changed and exchanged. They characterize the movement between images and the
mass-cultural context of their production and provide an indication of the
changeability of meaning.

The Bauhaus Kolleg will make use of artistic interventions in the form of
artscapes to document the relations of visibility in the artificial
environment of the urban entertainment center. They will thus be operating
at the interface between what images in the city reveal and what remains
hidden behind the surface of the images.

The functional dominance of "popular=B2 images and patterns of reception
conveyed through the media raises the question prospects for artist practice
in connection with urban development. What can be art=B9s contribution to a
critique of visual culture, of the totality of mass media images and
messages? How can different spatial practices of users of those spaces that
express conflicts between the dominant enactment of the "metropolitan=B2 and
their own expectations be visualized and linked to the architectural and
urban design process?

The 3. Trimester consists of an exercise phase followed by the design phase.
The exercises refer to diverse aspects of the relationship between
contemporary visual production and the "production of space=B2 (H.=
Special emphasis is given to the image as a social and communicative means
of high importance. Identities are forming through images and are
contributing to the formation of imaginary community. Daily reality is
experienced through the accompanying images and at the same time there is a
certain tension with respect to the ideal image of a life of happiness.

The exercises will first explore the changing uses of space. Different
socio-spatial patterns of activity create subjective territories in the form
of sequences of perception that link spaces of work, living, and leisure
like a net. Thus they build a new cityscape that is based on a mobilized
perspective of perception. At the same time these diverse spatial practices
deliver clues to the "life styles=B2 that form their base and that are
themselves influenced by the representations of space and the patterns of
identification connected to them, formed by different media such as cinema
and TV movie or advertisement.

The following explorations will deal with
- the construction of images of the urban in terms of its exclusions and
- with the possibility of a production of images and conceptions that do not
represent a holistic image of urban life,
- and finally with concepts for the connection of artistic research to the
methods of urban planning and the architectural design process.

In the design phase the results of the explorations will be linked to the
results of the analytical investigations of the 1. Trimester and the
architectural/urbanistic design of the 2. Trimester and will be interpreted
with artist approaches. Goal is the combination of artistic research with
the urban design process and thus intends its further evolvement.

Participation in the Kolleg is based on the readiness to work in
interdisciplinary teams with artists, architects, planners and scientists to
develop solutions for a new form of urban Event spaces. The Kolleg will be
accompanied by lectures, workshops and a colloquium.


19. June        Arrival at the Bauhaus
20. June        Welcome
21. June        Presentations of the Kolleg participants (30 min. each)
22. June        Results of the 1 and 2 trimester
                       Introduction to the  Program

Exercise 1
25.06. - 30.06.        Design of sequences of perception and socio-spatial
patterns of acitivity on the basis of hybrid identies"

Lecture: Urbanity and Medialization

Excursion 1
02.07. - 06.07.        Frankfurt/Main    On site research

Exercise 2
09.07. - 13.07.        "How is urbanity represented?"
   Creation of an archive of images (from found and selfmade material),
development of categories for archival filing (what is visible, what is
excluded, what remains invisible). How can images and image production
techniques of the technically advanced mass culture be marked, alienated,
increased, changed?

   Lecture: Construction of images/representations of space in different
media (e.g. film, print media, architectural animation)

Exercise 3
16.07. - 20.07.        Development of marketing campaigns and images on the
basis of artistic research. How does the fragmented reality of daily life
become IMAGEinable and communicable

           Lecture/Workshop: Image Production (Marketing, Ad campaigns)

21.07.            Colloquium: The Visibility of Images

             Part 1: Images of the Everyday

           Part 2: Image politics

The colloquium will address the socio cultural change in functions of
production and reception of "popular=B2 images and their influence on the
perception of daily reality
Exercise 4
23.07. - 27.07.        Concepts for a connection between artistic
intervention and planning processes and urban and architectural design

Lecture/Workshop: The Art of Planning (Art + Planning)

30.07. - 03.08.        Midterm presentation

Excursion 2
06.08. - 10.08.        Frankfurt/Main and Rhein/Main Region
           in depth research and collection of material

Design Phase

13.08. - 07.09.    (4 weeks)

Final Presentation

10.09. - 14.09.

Applications are accepted until April 29. 2001

How to apply, general information:

Target group
The program is geared towards professionals from the following disciplines;
architecture, art, urban and/or landscape planning, design, the social
sciences or humanities. Working language is English.

Successful participants receive the Bauhauszertifikat

Participation Requirements:

Academic degree and/or several years' practical experience
basic skills in information technology
basic skills in using new media
Fluency in English

Application materials should include
curriculum vitae
statement of interest (2 pages in English)
proof of proficiency in English

A selection committee chooses a maximum of 25 international participants.
Preference is given to those who apply for the entire year. Depending on
course capacities, applicants may also be considered for an individual

Tuition fees are 3000 DM per trimester. Not included are housing costs,
living expenses, travel costs or study materials.

Housing arrangements
Both the studio wing of the historic Bauhaus building and the dormitory
located ca. 4 km away offer accommodation at very reasonable rates.
For further information and reservation please contact the Bauhaus Dessau

Study facilities
The participants will have access to all facilities at the Bauhaus,
including the library, archive, and media lab. Studio room equipped with
work space and computer access will be provided.

Ute Lenssen

Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
Project Manager

Gropiusallee 38
06846 Dessau

Tel: ++49 (0)340-6508-402,
Fax: ++49 (0)340-6508-404
E-mail: lenssen@bauhaus-dessau.de