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  • Ballroom Dancing

    Cha cha, Rumba, Lindy Hop. Waltz, Hustle, Merengue. Tango, Mambo, Disco Fox. Foxtrot, Boogie, Paso Doble. (I'm not talking about NATO phonetic language)   I would like to learn these dances and read up on them, their history, dance culture. Movement, touch, being moved and touched by dance, embodiment, empathy, rhythm and space are all elements of dance which are highly complex in many directions. So first, we should learn to dance.

    Being organized in Berlin | No meetings
  • Situationist Jogging

    Endorophin dérives

    Being organized in Berlin | 2 meetings
  • Independence Day

    On July 4th, 2009 we held a class at The Public School Los Angeles where we discussed The Coming Insurrection by The Invisible Committee. On July 4th, 2010 we launched a seminar in Berlin, There is nothing less passive than the act of fleeing, with a discussion of Introduction to Civil War by Tiqqun.

    Being organized in Berlin | No meetings
  • Independence Day

    On July 4th, 2009 we held a class at The Public School Los Angeles where we discussed The Coming Insurrection by The Invisible Committee. On July 4th, 2010 we launched a seminar in Berlin, There is nothing less passive than the act of fleeing, with a discussion of Introduction to Civil War by Tiqqun.

    Being organized in Berlin | 1 meeting
  • Soviet Cinema

    I really appreciate early Soviet cinema, but lack the historical contextualization... If more people are interested in this, maybe we could do some screenings and find someone to explain what is innovative about which movies, and how this should be seen in the light of film history as well as political history?

    Being organized in Berlin | Class Blog | 1 meeting
  • Flusser Lesegruppe

    This seminar will be held in collaboration with the Vilém Flusser-Archive of Udk Berlin and will be facilitated by Paul Feigelfeld (Humboldt University Berlin, Institute for Media Theories) and Claudia Becker as well as Rodrigo Maltez Novaes from the Flusser-Archive. The class will take place over the course of 2-days. On the first day we will read more well known texts of flusser and on the second day dig into his rarer work from the Flusser-Archive.

    Being organized in Berlin | Class Blog | 2 meetings
  • Computational Design Strategies

    This class will examine techniques for creating form generating systems in the context of computational design.  We will discus the history and theory of procedural and algorithmic work using examples from architecture and design. While examining short code samples in Processing to better understand the possibilities of computational design. This class merges conceptual concerns with the specifics of software in an attempt to undermine the distinction between theory and practice, concept and form, real and representation.   Readings include:  

    Being organized in Berlin | 1 meeting
  • Hegel, by way of Marx

    I'm planning a close re-reading of Marx's Capital and the Grundrisse this summer and in preparation for that would like to gain a more rigorous understanding of Hegel. In a seminar I was recently in, we did a close reading of Capital volume 1, using large sections of the Grundrisse as reference points.

    Being organized in Berlin | Class Blog | No meetings
  • Fanaticism

    This class proposal is inspired by Alberto Toscano's recent Fanaticism (2010).  The contemporary terms of the debate surrounding fanaticism are such that it refers to an active danger to social order rooted in an extreme variant of fundamentalist religious belief.  Within a liberal rhetoric of reasonableness and tolerance, the project of maintaining social peace trumps that of an emancipatory politics, thus demonizing the figure of the fanatic as socially and politically destructive par excellence.  What if fanatical attitudes, however, precisely because of their irrational abstraction, ha

    Being organized in Berlin | Class Blog | 4 meetings
  • The Future of THE PUBLIC SCHOOL BERLIN, here we go again

    The Future of THE PUBLIC SCHOOL BERLIN class took place on September 18, 2010. 8 months later, an attempt to start again, warm up before the summer comes and discuss what lies ahead.  The Future of THE PUBLIC SCHOOL BERLIN, here we go again is scheduled to take place on Saturday May 28 at 8pm. It will include an informal introduction of the Public School Berlin, some thoughts about where we're at now, several sign up sheets for already proposed classes and possibilities to propose your own, as well as a barbeque. 

    Being organized in Berlin | 1 meeting
  • Berlin <-> Los Angeles [sister cities, or, a brief history of avant garde exodus]

    This class would explore the exchange in theoretical and cultural production between Los Angeles and Berlin during the last 100 years.  Beginning with the exodus of Jewish intellectuals during WWII, and looking at the effect of the such exhile on the formation of the American avant garde, the first part of the class will seek to chart the influence of many German emigrants in Los Angeles.

    Being organized in Berlin | 1 meeting
  • Grant writing

    Instruction on where to find grants and which types of grants to look for. Students would come with an idea for a project, and learn how to seek grant funding for it. A follow up class on securing non profit status could be very useful to people as well.

    Being organized in Berlin | No meetings
  • Grant writing

    Instruction on where to find grants and which types of grants to look for. Students would come with an idea for a project, and learn how to seek grant funding for it. A follow up class on securing non profit status could be very useful to people as well.

    Being organized in Berlin | No meetings
  • Reviewing Making-Visible

    This class will discuss and elaborate upon the broader issues related to the theatrical object, in this case more specific to the subject of "making-visible" through representation, drawing, and simulation.

    Being organized in Berlin | Class Blog | 1 meeting
  • The Egyptian Revolution and its Historical Context

      This proposal is a copy of a class that recently took place in The Public School Los Angeles where Ethan Pack, who studies Middle East literature and politics, gave a special presentation on the revolution underway in Egypt:  

    Being organized in Berlin | Class Blog | 2 meetings
  • Globalizing Art

    How is the system that constitutes “contemporary art” - the relations between artists, viewers, institutions, biennales, art fairs, gallerists, critics, theorists - independent from localized cultural, social, political and economical circumstances? Is there a global art, one contemporary art, now? The answer is obviously, no, but we want to find out what happens in sites that are not part of the dominant nodes of the contemporary art world.

    Being organized in Berlin | Class Blog | 4 meetings
  • No Other Impossible Worlds

    The Public School Berlin was recently invited to contribute a catalogue text to an upcoming exhibition to be held in town this spring. The exhibition will address the function of art projects and spaces in redefining/reimagining the world we live outside of economic globalization, institutional discourse, hegemonic social and political systems and so on.

    Being organized in Berlin | Class Blog | No meetings
  • Bíos

    This class will introduce and clarify the contemporary buzz around the notions of biopower and biopolitics - the political power and the power of biotechnologies on the 'forms of life' (from the scale of biology to the scale of social subjectivities and sexual behaviors) as introduced first by Foucault in History of Sexuality and then rearticulated in the last decades by Agamben, Negri, Esposito (and others). Additionally, we will ask what are different forms of bio-resistance?

    Being organized in Berlin | Class Blog | 1 meeting
  • Neoliberalism and Human Capital

    Fueled by the rise of the Chicago School of neo-classical economists, the Reaganite and Thatcherite revolutions of the 1980s initiated a 30-year run of neoliberalist reform that has profoundly reshaped global trade through policies and institutions that foster both national and international deregulation.  From the privatization of everything from public works to prison systems, the measured excision of state oversight and control has been conjoined with a systematic rollback of expenditure for social services.  A myriad of major multilateral and bilateral trade agreements like NAFTA (1994

    Being organized in Berlin | Class Blog | No meetings
  • TERRITORIAL REGIMES

    The former Iraqi embassy to East Germany was deserted by its staff in 1991, one year after the reunification in Germany. The site is caught in a diplomatic void, with an ambivalent future, based on an abundance of conflicting information provided by the current Iraqi Embassy, and media.

    Being organized in Berlin | 4 meetings

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