Category Archives: event

CUT//ACT: Video (and) Activism

Have you ever wondered how media has changed over time, and how “video” has been used as a political tool? In this course, you will learn both, not least by producing an activist video yourself! You may improve your knowledge/skills … Continue reading

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March for Science (Berlin)

The March for Science, set for 22 April, arose as a grassroots reaction to concerns about the conduct of science under Donald Trump. The initial idea:  to make it an international day to take action against backward and populist ideologies. … Continue reading

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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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How much of this is fiction

A new exhibition at HeK (Basel) explores the radical shift in the boundary between fiction and reality in a world increasingly governed by ‘post-truth’ politics. Yesterday (May 22), a thrilling group show opened at HeK, focusing on critical artistic practices, which … Continue reading

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Zwischen Ewigkeit und Flüchtigkeit

Eine Tagung am Mozarteum Salzburg (Schwerpunk Wissenschaft und Kunst) und am Fachbereich Kunstwissenschaft der Katholischen Privat-Universität Linz nimmt das Praxis- und Wissensgebiet “Mode” genauer unter die Lupe. Seit Mode, so wie wir sie heute verstehen, im späten Mittelalter auftauchte, ist sie durch … Continue reading

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Der rote Faden – Gedanken Spinnen Muster Bilden (Book Review, german)

Wer beim Versuch, im World Wide “Web” neue Gedanken zu “verknüpfen” schon einmal den “Faden verloren” hat, weiß: Textiles Denken prägt unsere Kommunikationswelt, unseren Sprachgebrauch und unsere Weltsicht. Wir denken und handeln in Texturen, was sich im gleichen Zuge auch … 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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Between digital commons, urban struggles and local self-organization

[German below!]   MAZI* – Open night with discussions, presentations, food and DIY networks: Social and political processes are becoming increasingly digitized and restructured by and through digital aspects. Beyond the various narratives about the “hybrid” or “smart” city, between dystopian visions … Continue reading

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Die Zeitlichkeit des Entwerfens

Am 31.5. spricht Prof. Dr. Claudia Mareis am Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte der HU Berlin zur “Zeitlichkeit des Entwerfens”.  Beginn 18:15 Uhr. Hörsaal 207 – Dorotheenstraße Dorotheenstr. 26 – Berlin

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No Body – Some Body – Any Body: Gestaltete Gender-Identitäten (Konferenz)

Auf der Konferenz vom 22. – 23. Oktober, die in Kooperation zwischen dem international Gender Design Network / iGDN und der Fakultät Medien, Information und Design der Hochschule Hannover veranstaltet wird, diskutieren Designpraktizierende und Designforschende über Gender und Design im Kontext Körper und Objekt mit Bezug zu … Continue reading

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Partizipative und inklusive Mensch-Technik-Interaktion

Bereits am 21. April 2015 fand in der Berliner Villa Donnersmarck das “Friedrichshainer Kolloquium des Instituts Mensch, Ethik und Wissenschaft (IMEW) unter dem Titel „Technikgestaltung – die Perspektive Behinderung im Kontext der Innovations- und Technikentwicklung“ statt. In ihrem gemeinsamen Vortrag und der anschließenden Podiumsdiskussion … Continue reading

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RETHINK! Gender, Design and Media

Tomorrow (Friday, April 24) designtransfer presents the exhibition BLUE + PINK >>> RETHINK! of the international Gender Design Network (iGDN), as well as projects from the seminar “Gender Troublers” by students of the Berlin University of the Arts: Friday, 24 … Continue reading

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Zwischen System und Chaos im MAKK

Das Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln startet mit der Ausstellung “SYSTEM DESIGN – Über 100 Jahre Chaos im Alltag” ins neue Jahr. Vom metrischen System zum Lego-Baustein, über die DIN-Norm für Papierformate, U-Bahn-Plänen und Regalen bis zu Smartphone Konfigurationen und … 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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Der Runde Tisch – Gespräch mit ProtagonistInnen

* Am 7. Dezember 2014, dem 25. Jahrestag des ersten Treffens des Zentralen Runden Tischs* der DDR lädt die Galerie im Turm um 19 Uhr zum Gespräch in das Setting der Ausstellung “A Vocabulary of Revolutionary Gestures” am Frankfurter Tor. … 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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Jeder kann hacken!

Schrauben lösen, Kabel neu verlegen: Messer, Gabel und Pudelmütze werden zum Input für den Computer. Wie das geht, zeigt das Design Research Lab heute während seines vierten Workshops zum kreativen Umgang mit Elektronik, im Rahmen der CodeWeek. Diesmal im Tieranatomischen Theater Berlin (Lenther … Continue reading

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Moralische Produkte – Politik und Ethik von Artefakten

Ein Call for Papers für die Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Technikgeschichte 2015 im Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam (08.05.2015-10.05.2015):  Moralische Produkte – Politik und Ethik von Artefakten  „Do artifacts have politics?“ fragte Langdon Winner in einem einflußreichen Aufsatz der 1980er Jahre. „Do … Continue reading

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Elektronische Sounds malen

Mit einem weiteren Workshop beteiligte sich das Design Research Lab Berlin heute aktiv an der CodeWeek. Diesmal: in Rottweil. Zur Diskussion standen Möglichkeiten und Anwendungsgebiete des Codings im Kontext von Sound: Wie kann man mit Hardware, Code und Farbe elektronische Musik … Continue reading

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Die Linke und der Krieg (Ausstellungsfinissage)

  Der Erste Weltkrieg bildet eine Zäsur in der Geschichte der Arbeiter/innenbewegung: Die SPD-Fraktion im Reichstag stimmte 1914 den Kriegskrediten zu, 1917 spaltete sich die USPD als pazifistischer Flügel ab, bald entstand daraus die KPD. Bis heute streiten Linke über … Continue reading

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Code Week (Opening)

Im Rahmen der Code Week (11.-17. Oktober) sollen Mädchen und Jungen spielerisch an die Welt des Programmierens herangeführt und bestehende Coding-Initiativen in ganz Europa sichtbar gemacht werden. Deutschland nimmt in diesem Jahr zum ersten Mal an der Initiative der Europäischen Kommission teil. Als … Continue reading

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EU Code Week 2014 – Mitmachen!

Die EU ruft vom 11. – 17. Oktober 2014 Kinder und Jugendliche in ganz Europa zum Programmieren auf. Mitmachen erwünscht! Programmcodes steuern unsere digitale Welt und damit unser tägliches Leben. Wer ihre Sprache spricht, kann unsere Zukunft aktiv, individuell und … Continue reading

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RHEINBERGER + MAKINO (Lecture + Performance); Berlin 13. November

Lecture, Performance SYSTEMS, RELATIONS, SITUATIONS HANS-JÖRG RHEINBERGER, YUTAKA MAKINO WED 13.11.2013 | 19:00 h | Free admission What do art and science have in common and what distinguishes them from one another? Over the course of three evenings, stipendiaries of … Continue reading

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Symposium: Design as Cure

  People in Berlin, tonight we recommend an look forward to meeting you at a very promising event: DESIGN AS CURE, organized by our friend and colleague Lisa Weiss.   Description (german): Der weiße Arztkittel, die Therapie mit Placebopillen oder … Continue reading

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TRANSNATURAL (Amsterdam, march/april 2011)

[transnatural; exhibition/symposium, amsterdam 2011; campaign: Lucy McRae] Technology was the means by which mankind seperated itself from nature, and escaped its limitations. In the 21st century we move beyond the animosity between nature and technology. In a lot of areas we … Continue reading

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Andy Miah speaks at our Research Colloquium (November 22)

On November 22 (Monday), Andy Miah gives a talk at our T-Labs’ Research Colloquium. Don’t hesitate to spread to spread the word and feel free to join! *** Research Colloquium *** Date: 22.11.2010 Time: 14.00 – 15:30 Location: Deutsche Telekom … Continue reading

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Tuuli Mattelmäki speaks at our Research Colloquium (on 23nd of august)

Another Talk, another interesting guest speaker: On august 23 (Monday), Tuuli Mattelmäki from Aalto University Helsinki comes to talk at our T-Labs’ Research Colloquium. Here topics will range from design probes, empathic design, co-design to service design and design for … Continue reading

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SenCity

Two weeks ago, the netherland-based Deaf-Party Crew SENCITY celebrated their first party abroad, here in berlin (Glashaus). A great opportunity not only to meet our former colleague Oscar again, but also to get an idea of what the announced highlights … 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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Graham Pullin speaks at our Research Colloquium (on 9th of august)

We are happy to have Graham Pullin as a guest speaker at our next Research Colloquium at T-Labs on monday, 9th of august. Graham will talk about aspects from his book, as well about some of his latest projects, e.g. … Continue reading

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Lennard J. Davis speaks at our Research Colloquium

We are happy to have Lennard Davis as a guest speaker at our Research Colloquium next monday. Lennard will speak on the interconnections between science, medicine, technology, and culture, arguing that to separate these categories, as has been historically done, … Continue reading

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Experience research live at 4010

Next Week (April 21, 2010 at 7 p.m.) we will present some insights from our research process of the project speechless. Entrance is free; refreshments will be provided We are looking forward to seeing you there! Presentation “Speechless – Researching … Continue reading

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