Academic Cannibalism

Academic cannibalism

Annual Theme 2024/25

What could a university look like that does not consume itself, but is resolutely oriented towards a planetary future? How much Apollonian order would it need and how much Dionysian energy? How could the members of such a university dwell in it? And how radically democratic could it be?


The annual theme of the artsprogram and the Center for Cultural Production 2024 follows on from the predominantly pessimistic debates on the state of universities, in which they are described as "darkocracies" (Peter Fleming), psychic hells or as places of white oppression. As part of the lecture series, we want to investigate these self-descriptions and their effects, shed light on the mechanisms of (self-)sabotage of critical thinking, but also discuss alternative educational formats. The annual theme of artsprogram and the Center for Cultural Production 2024 follows on from the predominantly pessimistic debates on the state of universities, in which they are described as "darkocracies" (Peter Fleming), psychic hells or places of white oppression. As part of the lecture series, we want to investigate these self-descriptions and their effects, shed light on the mechanisms of (self-)sabotage of critical thinking, but also discuss alternative educational formats.


Beyond that stage designer Katharina Pia Schütz will transform the university's art space, the White Box, into a futuristic study room containing an artistic archive of utopian, failed, experimental and surprising educational formats and alternative educational institutions. The spectrum ranges from Black Mountain College to the "New Centre for Research & Practice and the Fixing the Future platform". Over the course of the year, the study space, bathed in a cool, magical blue, will be used to show, perform, document and experience how Academia can also be conceived.

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Other Events 

Friday 15.03.24 | Exhibition Operning „Blueprints for Studies“ – a Study Space from Katharina Pia Schütz Kunst-Freitag | Opening at 19.00 h Introduction to the Archive 20.00 h


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