The pandemic forces us to pause in opposition to the economization of all spheres of life. How are artists and people who think about alternative forms of thought and action experiencing this existential situation? What do they see in this state of standstill, of limbo? Videos, texts, audio clips and other formats open a window of reflection, clearing our view of the cracks in this planetary present and the misguided logics of the past, but also of possible futures.
The research platform Anthropocene Curriculum explores novel epistemic, aesthetic and educational challenges of the age of humankind. The global network of initiatives is engaged with developing experimental and experiential approaches to co-learning and co-producing knowledge in a rapidly changing planetary situation.
How does language influence thought? How can we develop other forms of learning and acting? From the politics of translation to practices of weaving: Speakers and workshop participants from the New Alphabet School share their questions, observations and studies on solidary practices of knowledge production on the blog.
The international exhibition project Hubert Fichte: Love and Ethnology is being accompanied by the web journal projectfichte.org. It offers insights into the writing of Hubert Fichte (1935–1986) in German, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Wolof and English. The writer and ethnologist is considered a poetic and documentarian realist precursor for new disciplines in Germany such as Queer Studies and Postcolonial Studies.
How are global capital and world politics linked under the smoke screen of attempts to “improve” the world? What role do exclusive meetings of the rich and powe...
How do laws, case law, and historical power relations influence the potential for the emergence of new musical forms? According to the thesis of this essay from...
What musical patterns have been preserved in the sounds of the African Diaspora, thus defying time and forced migration? Satch Hoyt follows their traces in today’s metropolises Luanda, Kinshasa, Salvador de Bahia, and Lisbon. He documents his research in an English-language blog.
The online scientific publishing platform bauhaus-imaginista.org is home to details of the research processes and results of bauhaus imaginista.
As a calibrating device at the conversion points between technologies, geology and biology, 130 essays, research pieces, case studies, interviews and artistic contributions – tied together in 17 curated thematic dossiers – explore the mechanisms and logics of the technosphere.
Wir haben für jeden Titel aus der diesjährigen Shortlist einen kleinen Soundtrack zusammengestellt. Es geht weiter mit Maxim Ossipows Nach der Ewigkeit....
Wir haben für jeden Titel aus der diesjährigen Shortlist einen kleinen Soundtrack zusammengestellt. Es geht weiter mit Éric Vuillards Die Tagesordnung....
Epitext-Redakteur Florian Lorenz besucht das Europäische Übersetzer-Kollegium in Straelen - in der Stadt, in der er aufgewachsen ist....
Poems, rap songs, architectural models, school newspapers, and collages: A detailed online compilation in German documents almost all of the entries to the ideas competition It’s Our School! in pictures, sounds, and videos.
by Michael Baers
New Perspectives from India
A Century of Photographic Standpoints
If you look under Dossiers on archiv.hkw.de (until 2004) you will find numerous essays containing in-depth information on programmes staged by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt