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* The rise of political extremism within social media
* The rise of political extremism within social media
* Manipulation as an ideological tool
* Manipulation as an ideological tool
* The concept of  "Capitalist realism"
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Revision as of 15:51, 30 April 2021

Werkmodul Fachmodul

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Lecturer: Julian Chollet
Credits: 6 ECTS, 4 SWS
Dates: 13.04. – 13.07. every Tuesday (15:15 - 16:45)
Venue: Usually online (optional meetings in the park)

FIRST MEETING Tuesday 13.04. 15:15 - 16:45


Suggested topics for the discussion

  • A long history of exploitation by and of humans
  • Neoliberalism and the ecological crisis
  • Racism and other mental traps
  • Germany a welfare state? (Sozialstaat?)
  • Identitypolitics in discussion
  • Universal Basic Income - the key to fight poverty and inequality?
  • The rise of political extremism within social media
  • Manipulation as an ideological tool
  • The concept of "Capitalist realism"
  • [please add]


Our contemporary political landscape as well as public debate is increasingly dominated by extreme positions. Opinions and assumptions are echoed through (social) media, loose their connection to reality and transform into collective imaginations of more or less homogeneous peer groups. All those groups have their own values, a canon of guiding principles, their specific ingroup language and a common externalized enemy.

Over the course of the semester, every participant will develop a fictional future scenario based on current real-world ideologies. We will then discuss the implications of those utopian or dystopian visions for our current situation and use these insights for the development of critical artworks. The concept of this course is experimental and will be further developed together with the participants.

Works from the last semesters

Rojin - RAISING FREE CHILDREN an introduction

Yasemin - Untitled Series, 2020 (ongoing project)

Dominik - The Power of Silence - Quiet Loud // Documentary

Franziska - Seasons of solitude

Noeme - 2051

Maxi - a fractal in isolation

Lisa - Love Yourself Hate Capitalism

WikiHaiwaiian for ''fast'' (not an acronym). It is the name for a hypertext system for websites where the user may not only read the content but is also able to change it instantaneously through the browser.-pages from previous participants (SS2020 & WS2020/21)