Bewerbungsrunde – Application Round | Winter 2016/17
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The Master of Arts course in Space Strategies is founded on a conception of praxis in urban
space that draws on architectural and artistic practices. However, it has become necessary
to reconsider the concept of ’space‘ and the concept of ‚publicness‘.
Space Strategies parses the concept of ’space‘ in terms of virtual, global and urban spaces,
confronting “public space”, and artistic production within it, with the actuality of these three
’spaces‘. With global developments of the past two decades having completely undermined
what is regarded the shared conception of ‚publicness‘ (Öffentlichkeit), the Master course
seeks to redefine the challenges and political responsibilities of the individual within
contemporary contexts. Space Strategies aims to understand artistic work as an insistence
on ‚publicness‘ as a sphere where democratic participation constitutes social spaces, living
spaces, and the allocation of essential resources.

Applicants are sought from all disciplines of fine arts and humanities, as well as graduates
and professionals from the fields of architecture, urbanism, and cultural and social sciences.
The Master course offers further qualifications in the cutting edge between artistic praxis and
discourse, from art theory and art criticism to political theory and art history, critical urban
research, migration studies, and automata theory. Catchphrases such as ‚artistic research‘,
‚interdisciplinary‘, ‚intervention‘ and ‚artistic curating‘ are critically scrutinized. In the same
way, the structure of the course itself is interrogated as a product of the Bologna Process of
European education reforms. This process is part of a trend that is rendering knowledge
subordinate to efficiency, reducing it to an artefact that is expedient to the market one day,
only to be rationalised away the next. Since the economisation of knowledge goes hand in
hand with the economisation of urban space, it is of particular importance to tease out these
parallels in relation to the urban, the virtual, the global and ourselves.
Spatial Strategies above all aims to develop an independent artistic or art-related praxis that
above all draws on a sense of autonomy and a political sensibility.
The Master of Arts degree is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

Alice Creischer, Andreas Siekmann: Political Theory / Art in Public Space
Stephan Mörsch / Gerda Heck: Migration / Urbanism
Michael Schwarz: Automata Theory
Günter Nest, Eliza Bertuzzo: Intercultural Comparative Studies / Critical Urban Research
Gulia Paladini: Performative Space
Application period: March 1st – April 30th
Semester start date: October 2016

1,250 € per semester plus 106.69 € administration charge /
and (optional) 198.90 € student ticket
Since winter semester 2015 / 16 a part time course is possible.
For additional information:
Kunsthochschule Weißensee:
Spatial Strategies:
Tel: +49 (30) 47705.342 › Fax: +49 (30) 47705.290 ›

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