Artist Training presents: Alliances – Students, Scholars and Artists at Risk is the continuation of the Artist Training Lab for Radical Transformation (2020/21) and How to Create a Safer Space (2022) event series. Together with the representatives and members of various universities and artists, this workshop series was developed to address and discuss structural discrimination and obstacles within German universities, with UdK Berlin being no exception. In collaboration with the Commission for Equal Opportunities and the International Office at UdK Berlin, the workshop series focuses on networking, inventory analysis, and coordination of programs for students, scholars, and artists at risk in the coming years. The reflections on the three workshops are being documented through interviews with participants and invited professionals by a podcast.
The first podcast of the series “Alliances with representatives of Berlin’s Universities” with eight universities focuses on exchanging ideas, analyzing and building stronger alliances. The meeting takes place against the backdrop of the discontinuation of DAAD funding for refugees at universities in Germany. The first guest is author and activist Sanaz Azimipour. Together with moderator Johanna Madden, they will reflect on the expiring programs and ideas for further development.
Speaker: Sanaz Azimipour (Author and Activist)
Moderation/Production: Johanna Madden (UdK Alumni)
Production: Sel (Student in Sound Studies)
Coordination: İpek Çınar & Melanie Waldheim (Artist Training Team)