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weekend reading

I get most of my weekly reading from Twitter nowadays. It used to be Facebook, but lately Facebook seems to have developed into some kind of elaborate calendar app reminding me what events my friends are interested in or attending. My friends appear to be bustling with activity.

The excellent @julian0liver shares an essay on how “hope” isn’t a useful sentiment for bringing about change, contrary to what the English-speaking world might want you to believe. (by Derrick Jensen in Orion Magazine)

At one of my recent talks someone stood up during the Q and A and announced that the only reason people ever become activists is to feel better about themselves. Effectiveness really doesn’t matter, he said, and it’s egotistical to think it does.
I told him I disagreed.

This ties in well with the recent New York Times feature on climate change from back in August. But also with how activists stopped the clearing of the Hambach Forest today.

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Artist Talk: Monica Rikic

We are very excited to welcome Monica Rikic as a guest lecturer in Design und Technologie I.

Monica is a new media artist and creative coder from Barcelona. Her practice focuses on code, electronics and non-digital objects for creating interactive projects often framed as experimental games, which aim to go beyond the game itself. From educational to sociological approaches, her interest lies in the de-hierarchization of traditional art relations. She has participated in numerous festivals such Ars Electronica, Japan Media Arts Festival, FILE Festival or Sónar, among others, and held residencies at TAG Montreal, the EMARE Residency at QUT (Brisbane) and at Ars Electronica Futurelab. Currently, she is working on a research project about digital arts with a grant from BBVA Foundation .

Come join us this coming Monday, when she will be talking about her work and artistic practice.


Monday, 8th of October, 20:00.


Room 1.50, Zinnowitzer Str. 11, Berlin.

weekend reading

Every weekend, we’ll compile a very subjective list of “most noteworthy reading of the past week”. This is shamelessly copied from  Rockpapershotgun, and also from Eyebeam’s ReBlog (when RSS was still a thing). Maybe not quite as witty and humorous. Editors will change.

As the beginning of the semester draws closer, lots of re-reading of some older-yet-still-super-informative articles to link to this week.

First up is Will Franker’s excellent and concise intro to performativity “Gender is dead, long live gender: just what is ‘performativity’?” on, covering some much needed historical ground on how language became performative:
It’s unfortunate that popular culture often reduces performativity to the idea that ‘gender is a social construct’. This catchphrase sets the ‘social’ against the ‘natural’, and implies that gender is merely an artificial layer, encrusted by choice onto the supposedly more fundamental reality of sex. But Butler was careful to avoid arguing for a simple split between nature and culture, or sex and gender. For her, gender wasn’t predetermined by nature or biology, nor was it simply ‘made up’ by culture. Rather, Butler insisted that gender resides in repeated words and actions, words and actions that both shape and are shaped by the bodies of real, flesh-and-blood human beings. And crucially, such repetitions are rarely performed freely.

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Visitors from the far end of the world

Very happy to say “wunderschönen guten Tag” to the most wonderful Cake Industries yesterday, stopping by on their whirlwind trip through all things Europe, art and robots.

In case you haven’t heard about Jesse’s and Dean’s work yet, check out their most recent project ‘Simulacrum’ here, or the equally beautiful ‘Faces of’ here.

We’ll be trying our best to get them to come back and stay a while longer. For the robots.

Wir ziehen ein

Neuer Bühnenturm | Foto: Ortner & Ortner Baukunst

Wir ziehen um und sind in der Parkaue bereits jetzt nicht mehr zu erreichen, die Standorte Immanuelkirchstraße und Schöneweide schließen wir ab 01. August bzw. ab 06. August.

Bitte beachten Sie unsere neue Anschrift ab 13. August:
Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch
Zinnowitzer Str. 11
10115 Berlin

Telefonnummern und E-Mail-Adressen ändern sich nicht.

Es tut uns leid, wenn wir im August/September durch Urlaubszeit und Umzug nicht auf alle Anfragen zeitnah reagieren. Wir hoffen, dass wir ab spätestens im September gut mit allen Umzugskartons, Bühnentechnik, Kostümfundus, Puppenfundus und vor allem mit funktionierender IT in unserem neuen Hochschulgebäude angekommen sind.