Deadline: 01/08/2015

Module #5: "Mittelweg. A collective publishing experiment"_ AFFECT 2015 Summer Program

Participatory workshop. Program for Collaborative Artistic Practices in Berlin / SEPTEMBER

Module #5
"Mittelweg. A collective publishing experiment"

Facilitated by Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga
September 1 - 28
*APPLY before August 1!

"The Mittelweg is a collective publishing experiment unfolding throughout the month of September on and around a small street called Mittelweg in Berlin-Neukölln. The first, and perhaps single, issue of the Mittelweg will explore ideas and forms of the in-between —of buildings, bodies, identities, temporalities—as a site of encounter and conflict, a border along which different realities come to meet, an indeterminate space that allows for hybrid engagements to emerge." Read full description about the content and program dynamics here

About the facilitator

Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga works between the realms of art, architecture and urban research to explore the possibilities inherent in the intersections between social and physical spaces. Such context specificity finds working manifestation in curation, artistic production and collaborative organization, all of which point to an interest in structure as a dynamic of living and working together.
Fotini studied architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and thereafter completed her Masters in Design Studies in the History and Theory of Architecture at Harvard University on a Fulbright Scholarship. In 2006 she co-founded PROGRAM – initiative for art and architecture collaborations in Berlin, and she was one of the organizers of HomeShop, an artist-run space in Beijing, active from 2008-2013. She was a fellow at the Institut für Raumexperimente in 2012-2013, and has been part of the organizing committee of the Public School Berlin since 2010.


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), Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga (Module #5). The program is initiated by Agora Collective and co-funded by Creative Europe Culture Sub Programme.

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

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Module #5: "Mittelweg. A collective publishing experiment"_ AFFECT 2015 Summer Program

Module #5: "Mittelweg. A collective publishing experiment"_ AFFECT 2015 Summer Program


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