[artinfo] PATTERNS Lectures 2016/2017 | Call for Applications for University Courses in Central and South Eastern Europe

Christiane Erharter culture at erstestiftung.org
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 
and homophobia

		deal with social movements and socially engaged art

		stress aspects of ecology and environmental issues in 
art production

		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 
practice democracy

		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.

	Application deadline
	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 

	Contact information
	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.

	Christiane Erharter

	ERSTE Foundation

	PATTERNS Lectures was initiated by ERSTE Foundation and is 
being implemented by World University Service (WUS) Austria.

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