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Salon Universitas // Body Politics

November 8, 2016


An evening of art-science conversations

with presentations by:
Hendrik Folkerts    Archana Krishnamurty    Sina Lautenschläger

Kunsthochschule Kassel
8 November 2016


Our speakers:

Hendrik Folkerts is one of the curators of documenta 14. Previously he was curator of performance, film, and discursive programmes at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and frequently publishes in journals and on platforms such as Artforum, The Exhibitionist and Metropolis M.

Archana Krishnamurty has practiced Theatre of the Oppressed in various international post-conflict contexts (Central America, Colombia and Caucasus), with a special focus on gender issues. She is part of the gender department of the Paulo Freire Institute Berlin (PFI) and has worked with several women’s theatre groups in Buenos Aires and Berlin.

Sina Lautenschläger is a doctoral student at the Institute for Linguistics at Kassel Universitität and is writing her PhD thesis on the linguistic construction of gender-specific body and role models.

Our guests:

Kai Bannert studies Fine Art and Visual Communication in the Art in Contemporary Context class at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.

Michael Gärtner studies Fine Art at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.

AyŞe Gülec has worked as a social education worker at the Schlachthof, Kassel since 1998, active in the field of migration and cultural education. She has also worked and is working in an advisory role for documenta 12 ,13 and 14, extending the exhibition’s impact into the wider community.

Louisa Jacobs is a dancer, choreographer and co-founder of Kompanie Offspace in Kassel, who also teaches improvisation, contact improvisation and body work.

Savita Korte studies Art Education and Philosophy at the Universität and Kunsthochschule Kassel.

Malin Kuht studies Fine Art and Politics & Economics at the Universität and Kunsthochschule Kassel.

Mareike Steffens is a freelance dancer and choreographer, dance teacher and
co-founder of the Kompanie Offspace in Kassel.

Eric Otieno studied Sociology and Political Science at the Goethe Universität in
Frankfurt am Main and is currently studying Global Political Economy at the Universität Kassel

Karmen Saavedra Garfias studied Comparative Literature at  the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz (Bolivia). She has been involved in various Applied Theatre and Art Theatre projects and is currently writing her doctoral thesis on “A Cartography of Performative Pracitices in Bolivia”.

Marie Schomerus studies Theory of Art and Politics at the Universität and Kunsthochschule Kassel.

Liya Kifle studies Educational Sciences with a focus on social pedagogy at the Universität Kassel.

SALON UNIVERSITAS // BODY POLITICS is brought to you by:

Feben Amara studies Theory of Art and German Studies at the Universität and
Kunsthochschule Kassel.

Lu­cy Pow­ell is an artist and ini­ti­a­tor of the Satel­lite Sa­lon for art-sci­ence con­ver­sa­tions in Ber­lin.

Prof. El­la Zie­gler is an artist and Pro­fes­sor of Fine Art at Kun­sthoch­schule Kas­sel.

* Catering by Gunnar Penz, who studies Fine Art at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.

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