CUT//ACT: Video (and) Activism

5 Oct 2017 – 11 Oct 2017

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Berlin Summer University of the Arts

Berlin, Germany

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Have you ever wondered how media has changed over time, and how "video" has been used as a political tool? In this course, you will learn both, not least by producing an activist video yourself! You may improve your knowledge/skills regarding media theory, media activism, design research and the use of audiovisual tools.

The workshop is an intensive 5-day-course created and proposed by the creative copywriter and media/design researcher Andréa Poshar (Brazil/Chile), with the collaboration of the video editor/designer Gian Luca Balzerano (Italy), and the design researcher Tom Bieling (Design Research Lab / Berlin University of the Arts).

We will seek to explore key elements of media studies such as its history, its relationship with activism, its communication practices, audiovisual development and aesthetics, visual design, and the social and cultural changes that have occurred in time. Within this context, facilitators will try to improve participants' knowledge and skills regarding media history, media activism and the use of audiovisual tools, such as the video as a political tool of communication.

The unique format of this project will bring the challenge (and the opportunity) to the participants to inquire media studies not only in a theoretical, reflexive and critical way, but also will call attendees into action to develop their own skills and aesthetics regarding communication for activist movement.

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Berlin Summer University of the Arts

Berlin, Germany


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