Exercises for / in Exchange
Art University Cooperation
Exercises for / in Exchange — Art University Cooperation is an experiment in communication between students of the Berlin University of the Arts and the weißensee academy of art and design: Since, due to the pandemic, studies hardly take place in the rooms of the universities in the summer semester of 2021, the aim is to expand the possibilities of the digital to create common, cross-university spaces.
The first part of the workshop encouraged a digital exchange about perspectives—whether the ones out of the window or on studying, and various forms of introductions were explored. Students shared—a coffee, an idea, or as well frustration, and doubt. Groups then developed typographic ideas from the collectively generated material and prepared them for the spatial installation. The final part of the course was devoted to production on site, not on screens, but on the glass panes of the designtransfer exhibition showcase. This created a space that stimulates reflection on forms of connection; that poetically interrogates and typographically visualizes shared experiences of online teaching and learning; that collectively locates individual perspectives and stimulates interactions in multiple ways.
Exercises for / in Exchange — Art University Cooperation
Participants: Nour Al Safadi, Kseniya Apresian, Yan Chmarau, Hannah Corbaz, Victoria Fechtner, Jonas Gerber, Lisa Grafe, Ben van Heyden, Cäcilie Hoff, Hyuntae Jung, Karola Kulcsár, Jette Kulicke, Lucille Küpferle, Marius Kurz, Raviva Nsiama, Christian Pasqual, Aisha Ramm, Yael Rathjens, Araiké Severino, Inyeong Song, Alissa Schaaf, Lea Verholen Schmitt, Lucia Schmitz, Jakob Erek Sen, Yewon Seo, Antonia Leonie Steinbrink, Taro Usami, Magdalena Weber, and Joanna Zvonar
Course of study: Fine Arts / Sculpture, Fine Arts / Stage and Costume Design, Communication in Social and Economic Contexts, Fashion Design, Product Design, Textile- and Surface Design und Visual Communication
Course by: Stefanie Rau (Weißensee academy of art Berlin) and Henrike Uthe (University of the Arts Berlin)
Author: Stefanie Rau
Photos: Mattia Friso
June 11th to July 11th, 2021