Terrestrial Cosmologies

30 May 2023, 18:00 – 20:00
unibz, F6 (hybrid, on site presence preferred)

Students and teachers–researchers are sharing of the experiences and observations they made in the area of Batman, East Turkey. This excursion is part of the “Erasmus – Blended Intensive Programmes (BIP)” between University of Fine Arts Hamburg, Germany Fine Arts Academy (Studio Experimentelles Design), Batman University, Turkey, Faculty of Design and Art, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy (Master in Eco-Social Design / Blog).

The project „Terrestrial Cosmologies” is an experimental cooperation between art and design students from Turkey, Germany and Italy. Integrating the fields of film, experimental and (eco-)social design as well as arts, urban innovation and cultural anthropology the interdisciplinary program intends to explore pedagogical methodologies and artistic approaches in the context of a practical research and design-build project in Turkey. The southeast Anatolian region of Batman by the river Tigris has not only an amazing landscape and a rich, old and mesmerized culture of Syriac, Arabic, Kurdish and Ezidi influence, worth to approach and study. It is a contested space of migration embedded and at the same time remote to the international flows of material, people and knowledge. The universities of Batman, Hamburg and Bolzano intend to experience these spaces together to learn from each other and from local practices in unknown zones and topographies.

* if you really cannot make it, feel free to join via this Teams Link.