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Course Catalogue WS 2023/24

Ways of Existing: Becoming-Text

Specialist seminar
WS 22/23
Target group
Main course / Diploma 2
Max participants:

For registrations, please use the following e-mail address:

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dates - place & time

26.10.2218.01.23MittwochWöchentlich14:00 - 16:00Filzengraben 2a, Atelier 2 / room 2
from-to14:00 - 16:00
LocationFilzengraben 2a, Atelier 2 / room 2

Seminar description

The practical course references contemporary art practices from the Global South, which consider time as a medium. To write-in-time is to practice forms of historicizing that re-centre oral histories and forms of knowledge production originating outside the West. Through inventing unknowing-grammars that go beyond what is immediately decipherable or categorized at first glance, we also begin to understand institutional critique, decoloniality, feminism, and queer/black/migration identity politics as not separate “themes”, but as often overlapping and embodied ways of navigating the world, requiring various modes of marking presence. This module of experimenting aims to open up possibilities for creating what Sisanda Msimang (2017) describes as “characters that come from the future, whose tenacity resists categorization”.

The course will combine practical work with readings, group discussions, excursions, and live/zoom presentations by invited artists/historians/writers/activists.

Invited Speakers (TBC):

M. NourbeSe Philip, Jota Mombaça, Wanelisa Xaba, Tracey Rose, Nontsikelelo Mutiti,
Kiluanji Kia Henda, Khaled Barakeh.

Course readings will be supplied once registration is complete.

Spechstunden: Open to all students

Tuesdays: 14:00 – 17:00

Wednesdays: 17:00 - 19:00

Studios/Online/In-situ/Atelier 2 (aka room 2)

Student office

Karin Cordes

Juliane Schwibbert

Katrin Seiniger

Claudia Warnecke

Heumarkt 14

50667 Köln

Tel.: +49 221 20189 - 194 /

119 / 187 / 249

Opening hours: Mondays + Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m.    -    4 p.m.

For enquiries or appointments, please call us, Mon - Thu 9.30 to 1 p.m., or send us an e-mail.

Summer semester 2024

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Apr. 8, 2024 until Jul. 19, 2024

Winter semester 2024/25

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Oct. 21, 2024 until Feb. 14, 2025

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