Deadline: 10/06/2015

"Europe City in Berlin". Module #3: AFFECT 2015 Summer Program Berlin

Program for Collaborative Artistic Practices in Berlin. AFFECT Module #3. Leaded by Yves Mettler

Module #3
"Europe City in Berlin: beyond the masterplan"

Facilitated by Yves Mettler
July 1 – 31
*Apply before June 10 

A multi-headed investigation through artistic means of a new area in the middle of Berlin whose development is currently taking place away from public awareness. Following an input on urban geography and interventionist art history, the aim is to create a perceptive mapping, tracing and connecting the multilayered and multiscalar forces concretely building the city. Read full description about this program here 

About the facilitator

Yves Mettler realises interventions in the public space and sound installations that present a narrative fabric made of analyses and stories extracted from architecture, engineering, history and social conditions, creating a polyphony of the ongoing making-of of the urban environment. His works move between scales and build a sense for today’s global urbanisation process.

In 2013 he initiated a series of shows about the Europe Squares of Berlin, Lausanne and Bobigny, shown at the Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, Standard/Deluxe, Lausanne et Khiasma, Les Lilas. In 2012 he was a grantee at Institut für Raumexperimente, Olafur Eliasson's class at the UdK. From 2008 to 2012 he was a visiting professor at CCC master program, HEAD, Geneva. His works have been shown at Museum for Contemporary Art, Gallarate (2015), Kunsthaus Langenthal (2012), Bawag Contemporary, Vienna (2009), Kunstmuseum Thun (2009), Argos (2008) and Archilab (2008).

He is co-editor of the Vienna-based art fanzine Chicago, Helvetica, Plotter, etc…


AFFECT is Agora's Program for Collaborative Artistic Practices in Berlin.
Initiated in 2014 as a residency for artists with a cross-disciplinary approach, AFFECT 2015 Summer Program offers international and national visitors the opportunity to join an immersive summer school where to explore four site specific aspects of art’s relation to Berlin, via artistic research and collaboration. The different modules are facilitated by international artists: Stine Marie Jacobsen (Module #1), Lorenzo Sandoval (Module #2), Yves Mettler (Module #3), Diego Agulló (Module #4). The program is initiated by Agora Collective and moderated by Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga.
Each module takes the form of a participatory workshop revolving around a central research question supported by a series of activities proposed by the facilitators.
Participants will have the opportunity to collectively delve into the proposed research question, bringing in their own sensibilities, practice and experience. Collective exercises, urban explorations and site visits, readings and discussions will pave the way towards individual projects as well as a final event which will allow the group to share and exercise some of the module’s findings in a public format.

Practical information

Participants can choose to enrol in one or more individual modules. Each module is open to 15 international and local participants, who will be selected from an open call. AFFECT is addressed to artists and creatives from a variety of backgrounds. Some of the main fields of interest for the development of the program are: Visual Arts - Film - Sound and Music - Dance/Choreography - Theoretical Practices - Philosophy - Writing - Architecture - Curation - Performance - Creative Science Crossovers - Political/Social Activism - Web Programming - Design - Innovation - Animation – Technology.
The program language will be english. The group will be meeting at least three times a week for a period of four weeks. The exact schedule will be announced at the beginning of each module. Meetings will take place at AFFECT’s space in Agora, but will also include visits to other spaces throughout the city and sessions in public space, according to the needs of each module. The space at Agora will be available as a shared studio space throughout the duration of each module.
The participating fee is 250,- EUR for each module. A small production budget will be provided for the final event of each workshop.
You can apply to one or more of the AFFECT modules by filling in the application here

If you have further questions about the program or the application process, please contact  

"Europe City in Berlin". Module #3: AFFECT 2015 Summer Program Berlin

"Europe City in Berlin". Module #3: AFFECT 2015 Summer Program Berlin


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