The ”Public Arts Garage” is a seminar focused on interdisciplinary and international collaboration in approaches to art and public space. A Garage can be more than a storage space. It can be a repository for tools and ideas, a refuge from the daily routine, a safe space where creative people come together sharing the enjoyment of making and tinkering. Embracing this ”Garage” spirit, the seminar connects students from MA and Ph.D. level, from different disciplines, countries and academic cultures to create collaborative interdisciplinary approaches to art and public space. The seminar is focused on performance and reformative research methodologies. We match students in tandems across three international partner institutions. The tandem partners collaborate through digital exchange and create interdisciplinary artistic projects with a physical outcome at both their locations. We encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration among students, finding approaches together with their tandem partners and embracing differences in disciplines, academic cultures and local context.
The participating institutions and programs:
- Bauhaus-University Weimar: Ph.D. and MA students from the faculty of Art and Design, in the programs Art and Research, Public Art and New Artistic Strategies, Art and Social Space, Media Art and Design, Fine Art
- University College Cork: Ph.D. Students from the School of Film, Music and Theatre in the department of Theatre
- Concordia University Montréal: MA students from the Faculty of Art and Science in the department of Contemporary Dance
- Queen's University Belfast: Ph.D. students, School of Arts, English and Languages
- profound English language skills in academic reading, writing and conversation
- Openness and interest in transnational collaboration and exploring the topic of art and public space across disciplines, using methods from visual art, media art, dance and theater, literature, anthropology, sociology.
- Access to internet with sufficient bandwidth for video conferences with multiple attendants.
The course is open to all Bachelor and Master students of the faculties of Architecture and Urbanism, Art and Design, and Media as part of the “Bauhaus.Modules”. Before registering, please consult your academic advisor and clarify whether this course can be credited to your curriculum. If required, you can conclude a learning agreement before the start of the course.