As part of the Symposium
CITY IN CONTEXT, we invite you to participate in a workshop
on the making and unmaking of urban conflicts. By using methods of performance, rhetorics, marketing and fiction, the workshop led by Matthias Einhoff, ZK/U Berlin, attempts to open up new ways of understanding urban conflicts and their mechanisms and seeks to provide the participants with the potential to engage in creative ways.
Did you ever want to take the persona of an evil developer, intolerant community leader, or power-hungry politician – or else be a fighter for minorities, advocate of common-wealth, or altruistic change maker? In the workshop, the group choses an urban topic or a location with the potential for social and structural change. In a fictional setting, the participants take opposing sides and carry out a campaign to promote their agendas. At the end of the day, the different claims are presented and decided on in a staged “Grand Townhall” Jury Meeting for the audience.
Sign up here for the one-day workshop until November 28, 2016. Places are limited.
ABOUT MATTHIAS EINHOFF
Matthias Einhoff is an artist
, curator, researcher and activist. He co-founded and heads the Center for Arts and Urbanistics (ZK/U
), an interdisciplinary hub for urban research and artistic practice in Berlin. As an artist he developed various experimental performances aiming at collective knowledge production. Most recently he has been teaching at the UdK Berlin and Kunsthochschule Kassel.
The workshop is made possible by the support of Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus
and takes place in the framework of “Urbanities – art and public space in Pakistan
”, a critical exploration of the urban.