23/03 - 01/04/22

Humans and the city: stories behind faces.

Humans and the city: stories behind faces.

A multimedia (photography + audio + video ) art project on a person or a place that gives the chance to explore a social issue such as migration, gender equality, cultural identity, etc.

The course will be divided into 2 parts: theory and practice. In the theoretical online sessions students will explore aspects of visual story telling. They will be introduced to photo-stories and audio-visual stories focused on environmental portraiture and audio testimonies. International and local students will learn interview techniques and how to create portrait series and develop them into experimental multimedia storytelling. Students will complete short assignments in preparation for the final production stage in Weimar.

Students will learn elements of audio visual storytelling, they will learn about environmental portraiture, about interviewing techniques and about the pre-production, production and post-production stages of multimedia production. While working on their projects, participants will also explore a contemporary issue of their choice.

This course includes an attendance phase in Weimar from March 23 to April 1, 2022.

BA, MA and PhD students with basic knowledge of photography and filmmaking

Ayşegül Selenga Taşkent 

award winning documentary filmmaker 1977, Ankara, TURKEY MA Media Study, Southampton Institute SOLENT, UK MFA Media Arts Production, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.

Delizia Flaccavento

Documentary photographer and documentary film producer 1973, Ragusa, Italy BA Philosophy, University of Pisa, Italy MA Visual Communication, Ohio University, USA

The course fee is 300 EURO. Participants, coming from the partner universites in the framework of Erasmus BIP scholarship and the BUW students don't pay the course fee.


Please note our terms and conditions (admission conditions, cancellation conditions etc.)


Part I: Online Phase
Mondays 06, 13, 20, 27 February + 07 March
18:00 - 20:30 (CET)

Part II: on site in Weimar
March 23 to April 1, 2023



The course language is English.