AFFECT, Agora’s program for collaborative artistic practices in Berlin, is based on an interdisciplinary approach. Some of the main fields of interest for the development of the program are: Visual Art - Film - Sound and Music - Dance/Choreography - Theoretical Practices - Philosophy - Writing - Architecture - Curation - Performance - Creative Science Crossovers - Political/Social Activism - Web Programming - Design - Innovation - Animation – Technology.
You can apply to one or more of the AFFECT modules by filling in the application form below.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and selected participants will be notified within twenty days upon application. Accepted participants are requested to pay a deposit of 100,– EUR to confirm their spot in the module. This amount will later be deducted from their enrollment fee. Payment of the remaining module fee (150,– EUR) is due prior to the starting date of each module.
*Cancellation policy: Agora will issue a full refund of the enrollment fee if contacted 20 days prior to the module start date. No refund shall be offered after modules have already started.
COST The participating fee is 250,- EUR for each module. A small production budget will be provided for the final event of each workshop.
AFFECT is Agora’s program for collaborative artistic practices in Berlin, currently in its second edition
AFFECT 2015 is conceived as a 5-month-long program consisting of five consecutive modules each led by an international artist, who invites participants to collectively explore a topic and develop a set of practices and research methodologies over the period of one month in the city of Berlin.
Resembling an immersive summer academy, AFFECT offers a diverse curriculum of five workshops growing out of the research and practice of the facilitating artists:
Stine Marie Jacobsen
Sensitive Observers, we are the world and how to construct social platforms for it
May 4 – 30
Exploring the Endotic
June 1 – 28
Europe City in Berlin: beyond the masterplan
July 1 – 31
The artistic mission, what is the role of an artist in a for-profit economy?
August 3 – 30
September 1 – 27
The program is initiated by Agora Collective.
Each module takes the form of a participatory workshop revolving around a central research question supported by a series of activities proposed by the facilitators.
Participants will have the opportunity to collectively delve into the proposed research question, bringing in their own sensibilities, practice and experience. Collective exercises, urban explorations and site visits, readings and discussions will pave the way towards individual projects as well as a final event which will allow the group to share and exercise some of the module’s findings in a public format.