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Course Catalogue WS 2023/24

Multispecies Storytelling – Part I

Specialist seminar
WS 23/24
Target group
Main course / Diploma 2

Please register with:  by October 12, 2023.

Seminar language: German and English.

The seminar is open for all students and guests.

Dates - place & time

26.10.2325.01.24ThursdayWöchentlich14:00 - 17:00Witschgasse 9-11, Atelier Transmedialer Raum
from-to14:00 - 17:00
LocationWitschgasse 9-11, Atelier Transmedialer Raum

Seminar description

It matters what stories tell stories; it matters whose stories tell stories.

(Haraway 2019)

This is an invitation to listen to other(s') stories, to share stories, to care.

How could a shared and care-full telling of stories look like, feel like, sound like? What methods and tools do we need to un/learn to be able to make sense of the complex realities of more-than-human life forms and our interrelations with them? How can storytelling become part of a decolonial ecology?

We want to meet each other every week to create shared practices and rituals, ways of working and communicating, of un/learning, visiting all kinds of strange, beautiful, troubled, and beastly places. We want to talk about projects and ideas, and find out how we can create new exhibition formats that expand our ability to connect and engage with each other. Let us compost.

Guest speakers:

Gerard Ortín Castellví 
Laure Vigna 

Field trips:

3-day workshop: Intuitive Interspecies Communication (IIC)

Recommended literature:

  • Bencke, Ida, and Bruhn, Jørgen, eds. Multispecies Storytelling in Intermedial Practices. Santa Barbara: Punctum Books, 2022.
  • Ferdinand, Malcom, Smith, Paul Anthony. A Decolonial Ecology: Thinking from the Caribbean World. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2022.
  • Gumbs, Alexis Pauline. Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals. Chico: AK Press, 2020.
  • Haraway, Donna Jeanne. Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene. Experimental Futures: Technological Lives, Scientific Arts, Anthropological Voices. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016.
  • Le Guin, Ursula K. Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places. New York: Grove Press, 1989.
  • Wadiwel, Dinesh Joseph. The War against Animals. Boston: Brill, 2015.

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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