"THE ART OF PROTEST"

Public Lecture Series of International Research Training Group »InterArt« at Freie Universität Berlin during 2015 Summer Semester

A public lecture series being held during the 2015 summer semester is devoted to the art of protest. The series is part of the Open Lecture series at Freie Universität Berlin and deals with the new aesthetics of protest and the associated political forms. In their presentations the participants will address the mutual influence between art and politics that occurs in global protest movements. The series was designed by Dr. Sarah Dornhof and Dr. Frauke Surmann at the international Research Training Group "InterArt." The events are public, and admission is free. No advance sign-up required.

Frauke Surmann from the InterArt Research Training Group explains that in protest movements of the present and recent past, there is a new connection between art and politics. This manifests itself in the spontaneous choreography of bodies in public space, temporary platforms, and experimental locations for political negotiations. "Such manifestations of the art of protest do not only affect the material and symbolic constitution of public space, but also coincide with redefinitions of terms of art and policy," said Sarah Dornhof, the co-initiator of the lecture series.

The lecture series is being organized in cooperation with the Literaturwerksatt Berlin, where the lectures on April 30 and June 11 are being held. Due to organizational reasons, two of the lectures will be held on Wednesdays: May 13 and June 2.

Time and Location

  • Thursdays (from April 16 through July 16, 2015), 6:15-8:00 p.m. Exception: two times on Wednesdays, May 13 and June 24, 2015. First lecture: April 16, 2015
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Seminar Center, Room L 113, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin. subway station: Dahlem-Dorf or Thielplatz (U3).
  • Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, Kulturbrauerei, Knaackstr. 97, 10435 Berlin. subway station: Eberswalderstraße (U2). ( April 30 and June 11, 2015).
  • Link to the program: www.artofprotest.org

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