Mobile Studios workshop at Forum Goethe-Institut in Berlin from 17th-19th february 2006

Thanks to our co-producers and lecturers who made the long trip to Berlin our Mobile Studios workshop became an important cornerstone in the further development of the curatorial program in the different cities. We also want to thank our host, the Forum Goethe-Institut, for their commitment and help.

This workshop was divided into two days. The first day was open for the public, for their feedbacks and comments but also for very inspiring lectures from the field of networks, mobility and an overview on the public art tradition in South Eastern Europe. The second day of this workshop was dedicated to internal discussions amongst our co-producers, curators and the Public Art Lab team.


Session 1 / friday 17th february 2006:

Inauguration speech by Christoph Bertrams, director of Forum Goethe-Institut, Berlin.

Made in EU culture? On bureaucracy and participation by Zora Jaurova, coordinator of Cultural Contact Point of the European Commission / Culture 2000 in Bratislava.

Presentation of the project by Public Art Lab.

Presentation of the co-producing partners from Belgrade, Budapest, Bratislava, Gdansk and Sofia.

Public arts in Southeastern Europe: identity construction, esthetic challenge or political provocation
by Milena Dragicevic Sesic, former president of University of Arts, Belgrade, head of UNESCO chair in Interculturalism, Art Management and Mediation, professor of Cultural Policy & Cultural Management, Cultural studies, Media studies

Presentation of the curatorial statements by the co-producing partners & wireless conference with artists of the participating countries.

Session 2 / friday 17th february 2006:

Cultural Mobility & Cooperation
by Kathelijn Verstraete, communication manager of IETM and
by Bettina Knaup, project manager of Laboratory of European Cultural Cooperation / European Cultural Foundation

Organised Networks
by Geert Lovink, media theorist, net critic and author of Dark Fiber, Uncanny Networks and My first Recession.






mobility | networks | science


Christoph Bertrams | Milena Dragicevic Sesic | Katelijn Verstraete | Zora Jaurov? | Bettina Knaup | Geert Lovink


Program Flyer of the Mobile Studios Workshop | The concept of the Mobile Studios


Forum Goethe-Institut | Public Art Lab | Muenzsalon | Zitty | Berlin Culture


Forum Goethe-Institut | Muenzclub

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