[artinfo] PATTERNS Lectures 2016/2017 | Call for Applications for University Courses in Central and South Eastern Europe
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Wed Jan 20 09:08:49 CET 2016
PATTERNS Lectures: Call for proposals for university courses
Dear partners and colleagues,
PATTERNS Lectures has launched a new call to develop
university courses in the fields of artistic research, art history,
cultural theory and cultural studies. The fourth edition of the
programme focuses on new artistic and activist practices, new social
movements and their significance for the recent cultural history in
Central and South Eastern Europe (CEE). The programme aims to
research, analyse and understand different aspects of cultural
practices related to the transformation of society, life, art and
culture in CEE, while accounting for the pluralities that
characterise the region.
The programme stresses critical methodology as well as
innovative and interactive teaching practices. It encourages
international academic exchange by enabling lecturers to go on study
visits and offer guest lectures by international colleagues.
The programme supports courses that have been recently
developed and have not been offered before.
We are interested in courses which critically analyse the
period after 1989 up to the present day and
deal with cultural and social phenomena including
aspects of popular, marginal, parallel and counter culture
focus on new artistic and activist practices
ask how and if art contributes to society and
investigate the potential and limits of art
stress aspects of migration, nationalism, xenophobia
deal with social movements and socially engaged art
stress aspects of ecology and environmental issues in
reflect on "peripheries" and "margins" understanding
them regionally, culturally and politically
The courses should
examine interdisciplinary and cross-cultural history in CEE
involve critical methodology
integrate innovative and interactive teaching practices
offer practical and theoretical perspectives of the topic
offer comparative analysis
deal with social aspects of art practices and
educational practices in art and curating
encourage students to become active citizens and
reflect ethical and political aspects of teaching
Who we support?
The call is directed at lecturers at public universities in
CEE who offer study programmes in the fields of artistic research,
art history, cultural theory, cultural studies and cultural sciences
as well as related fields. Course proposals by external lecturers
must be integrated into the framework of a public higher education
institution. Please note that upon receiving a grant, the university
is expected to have a working contract with the lecturer who
implements the PATTERNS Lectures course.
Courses will start in the academic year 2016/2017, and are
expected to be implemented a second time before end of June 2018.
The call for submissions is open from 19 January 2016 to 7 March 2016.
Application documents and procedure
All application documents including guidelines are available
for download at
If you have further questions, please contact:
<mailto:patterns at wus-austria.org?subject=Call%202016%2F2017>patterns at wus-austria.org
The previous three editions of PATTERNS Lectures were
successfully completed: 39 courses from 14 countries were implemented
at the respective universities and the majority will be continued in
the long-term curriculum.
You can find comprehensive information at
If you meet the criteria, please consider applying or spread
the news about this call for proposals.
PATTERNS Lectures was initiated by ERSTE Foundation and is
being implemented by World University Service (WUS) Austria.
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