AFFECT is a Program for Collaborative Artistic Practices initiated by Agora Collective e.V. in Berlin, currently in its fourth edition.
A hybrid between an educational program and a research-based artist’s residency, the 2018 edition consists this year of a curriculum of 4 modules growing out of the research and practice of 4 Berlin-based international artists under the overarching theme: “Micro-Utopias: Cartographies of Relational Art in Berlin”.
Each module takes the form of an intensive week-long participatory workshop revolving around a central research question supported by a series of activities proposed by the leading facilitators.
Content wise the modules renew the question about the social function of art, offered as case studies to support residents contextualizing the program’s main question in Berlin, triggering autonomous research strands at AFFECT based on the insights gained through the exchange of practices during their stay. Participants will have the opportunity to collectively delve into the proposed research question, bringing in their own sensibilities, practice and experience.
AFFECT 2018 is facilitated by Diego Agulló, Club Real (Georg Reinhardt, Marianne Ramsay-Sonneck), Zorka Wollny, Susanne Bosch, and curated by Paz Ponce.
The program is now open for applications until May 20th 2018