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Course Catalogue WS 2023/24

Ways of Existing: Becoming-Text

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

Seminar language: the seminar is held in English only.

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

Registration is 85% complete, so there is very limited space still available.

Dates - place & time

12.04.2312.07.23MittwochWöchentlich14:00 - 16:00Filzengraben 2a, Atelier 2 / room 2
from-to14:00 - 16:00
LocationFilzengraben 2a, Atelier 2 / room 2

Seminar description

The seminar will present concepts and contemporary art practices from the Global South, which consider time as a medium. To "write-in-time" is to practice ways of historicizing that re-centre oral histories and forms of knowledge production that also include ancestral knowledge and nature as archives. Through inventing and making use of "unknowing-grammars", we will go beyond what is immediately decipherable or categorised at first glance, in order to also 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 that require specific and various modes of marking a presence. This module aims to open up possibilities for creating what Sisonke Msimang (2017) describes as "characters that come from the future, whose tenacity resists categorization".

The course will include guest lectures, live events, workshops, and group discussions with invited artists/historians/writers/activists.

Invited speakers (tbc):

  • Jota Mombaça
  • Wanelisa Xaba
  • Zara Julius
  • Kiluanji Kia Henda

Spechstunden: Open to all students

Tuesdays: 10:00 – 17:00 Studios/Online/In-situ/Atelier 2 (aka room 2)

Please email to book an appointment.

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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