summaery2022: Projects

Question of (NON-)BELONGING

Project information

submitted by
Celina Berghaus

Marie Chauveau, Alice Creutz, Mohamed Dasuev, Pauline Deschamps, Anne-Sophie Göske, Mathilda Hay, Felizitas Kuhnt, Paulina Lagemann, Marie Leone, Leonie Nonnenmacher, Alice Paul, Moritz Platen, Anni Lee Sames, Lennart Wandsleb, Birgit Weber

Celina Berghaus


Degree programme:
Media Studies - Study programm European Media Culture (EMK) (Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Licence en Information-Communication (L.I.C.)),
Media Studies (Bachelor of Arts (B.A.))

Type of project presentation

Summer semester 2022

Exhibition Location / Event Location
  • Karl-Haußknecht-Straße 7

Project description

While the German word 'Zugehörigkeit' expresses a relationship of possession, the English noun 'Belonging' and the corresponding verb 'to long for something' evoke a moment of reaching beyond oneself. Belonging thus wants to be shaped and constructed - it is, so to speak, a constantly renegotiating network of relationships and an unmistakable basic human need. But what exactly does this need for- and sense of belonging imply? When and why do we feel or not feel a sense of belonging to someone, to a community, to a social class, to a culture, to a space, to a thing or to a we? And, to what extent can both - the withdrawal as well as the ascription of belonging - be described as a profoundly violent experience?
With these questions in mind, 15 students of (European) Media Culture went to the Crossing Europe Film Festival in Linz as part of the seminar (Be-)Longing to reflect on their multi-layered festival experiences in the prism of the theme of (non-)belonging. These reflections, which were based on cultural-philosophical readings in the seminar, were bundled in various art objects and installations. The latter are intended to provide answers to the following question in the course of our exhibition: How and thanks to which media can we express (non-)belonging aesthetically?

Exhibition Location / Event Location