URBAN PERIPHERIES II *3–14 Dec 2019*
*3-5 Dec@AaltoARTS/ESPOO – 7-14 Dec@UdK/BERLIN*
URBAN PERIPHERIES BERLIN WORKSHOP is the second joint workshop between UdK Berlin + Aalto ARTS Helsinki/Espoo. Some fo the participating students took part in the 1st edition, and some enter the workshop as "new".
The first edition took place in February 2019 at Aalto ARTS Otaniemi campus, with its focus on PERIPHERIES+MAPPING.
The students produced alternative, polycentric and experiential maps in the form of public space interventions, installations and visual presentations addressing and capturing a variety of peripheral takes through spatial, embodied, visual and auditive means of expression.
The second, December edition at Aalto ARTS (3–5 Dec) + UdK Berlin (7–14 Dec), continues the inqueiries on "peripheral issues / peripheries" via practice & theory, through exploring different kinds of peripheral means – conceptual, sensorial, spatial, temporal, imaginary, visual – in SITE+BODY relations.
The students will address the interconnected relations through focusing on the interplay of place and body, where also the space of the body expands into an experimental "exhibition space" in which corporality, movement and action create a dialogical relationship with the situational components of each event – where audience, traffic, multisensorial elements, light and other components may have multitude of varying roles.
The workshop aims at enlarging the understanding of peripheries/ peripherality into areas that are difficult to verbalize. Peripheries are conventionally conceived as marginal geographical locations, whereas we will explore peripheries as ambiguous and multifaceted phenomenon – as conceptual domain, aesthetically and spatially experienced sensory spheres and states of mind shaped by complex associations and mental images.
CREDITS: 4-6 cr
PLEASE NOTE that each students' department needs to commit to covering the participating student's travel costs (travel + accommodation) during the *Berlin part* of the course!
Teachers: Maiju Loukola ELO + Pia Euro ViCCA + Gabi Schillig UdKContact/information: firstname.lastname@example.org