Category Archives: activism

Summer Scholarships

As two of our Editorial Members are involved in this one (Course: CUT//ACT – Video (and) Activism), we are happy to share this Call for the Berlin Summer University of the Arts: „Artists, designers, musicians and creative minds around the … Continue reading

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Ein Marsch für die Wissenschaft

Wissenschaft und Forschung sind eine Lebensgrundlage unserer offenen und demokratischen Gesellschaft. Da gerade in Zeiten „alternativer Fakten“ diese Botschaft besonders wichtig ist, finden am 22. April 2017 weltweit Demonstrationszüge statt. In Deutschland nehmen am sogenannten „March for Science“ die Städte … Continue reading

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About ‚Ethics in Design’.

The 105th College Art Association CAA Annual Conference, with its more than 250 Sessions, is considered to be one of the largest international gatherings of professionals and research in the visual arts environment. Andréa Poshar went to New York City in … Continue reading

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Räume des Ankommens – Topographische Perspektiven auf Migration und Flucht (#BookReview, german)

Möglichkeiten, sich auf neue Orte einzulassen, gibt es viele. In der Migrationsforschung wird hierbei häufig zwischen zwei bipolaren Modellen unterschieden: Assimiliation und Multikulturalismus. Ersteres zeichnet das Bild einer Gesellschaft, die Neuankömmlinge aufnimmt, welche sich dann kompromisslos an die Aufnahmegesellschaft anpassen. … Continue reading

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Building Gravity: On Gravity in Architecture, Urban Development and Utopia

PROTOCOL Magazine’s recent issue (No. 8) showcases a variety of original works brought together under the theme of “the ground”. In their contribution “Building Gravity” Fernando Luiz Lara* (Austin University of Texas) and Tom Bieling** discuss the concept of “gravity” not exclusively related to the … Continue reading

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Ene Mene Muh und welche Stadt willst Du? (Contribution to the Berlin state election 2016)

“The debates and struggles in Berlin for civic involvement in urban development arise from an increasingly urgent desire for genuine participation. Ene Mene Muh und welche Stadt willst Du? poses questions regarding the theory and practice of participation and paths … Continue reading

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Changing Worlds – Ideologies, Utopias and Ambitions in Science and Technology

The latest issue of the Graduate Journal of Social Sciences (GJSS) has a strong focus on Science and Technology Studies (STS) topics. Its title “Changing Worlds” alludes to multiple meanings as not only are we changing the world – or worlds –, but they … Continue reading

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Protest, Widerstand und Arbeitskämpfe von 1848 bis 1990

Seit Beginn der Industrialisierung prägen Kämpfe um Produktion, Reproduktion und Teilhabe den Alltag von Arbeiterinnen und Arbeitern. Von den Protesten gegen Hunger der 1910er Jahre, über das Engagement für bezahlbaren Wohnraum Anfang der 1930er Jahre, bis hin zu den Streiks … Continue reading

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Elske Rosenfeld – A Vocabulary of Revolutionary Gestures

Elske Rosenfelds Ausstellungsprojekt “A Vocabulary of Revolutionary Gestures”  bearbeitet filmisch und performativ Sequenzen historischer Ereignisse – 1989, 1968 und 2011/12. Ausgehend von ihrem eigenen Erleben der Ereignisse von 1989 in der DDR untersucht sie in ihren Video- und Performancearbeiten den … Continue reading

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Policital Interventions (Book Review, german)

Wann immer soziale Protestbewegungen ihr Formenrepertoire erweitern, verschieben sich auch die Grenzen von politischem Aktionismus und Kunst. Historische Beispiele finden sich etwa im Kontext der Arbeiterbewegung der 1920er, der Friedens-, Frauen-, Studenten- und Bürgerrechtsbewegungen der 1960er, oder der Öko-Bewegung der … Continue reading

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Pride Parade (Berlin 2014)

“Freaks and Cripples, Lunatics and Gimps, Deaf, Crazy, Blind or just ordinarily weird people – come out into the streets again, because we own it! We were many, we will be more!” Put barriers in the museum, it’s time to … Continue reading

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Tom Shakespeare speaks at our Research Colloquium (on 2nd of august)

This august is full of interesting guest speakers. Before Graham Pullin (august 9) and Tuuli Mattelmäki (august 23) come to talk at T-Labs’ Research Colloquium, we are happy to have Tom Shakespeare speaking on “What do we need to know … Continue reading

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Visual Activism – Disability Rights Movement on the banner

Here is some from our collection of activism graphics around the disability rights movement. As far as we know, all authors are unknown. [“Ich bin/werde behindert” by Dieter Werdel] In Germany, in 1981 (the UNO year of the Disabled), the “Krüppelbewegung” (“Cripple Movement”) started … Continue reading

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