Salzburg, Austria

Sharpening Pencil and Thoughts

blended course
when 15 August 2022 - 27 August 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 640

This course is part of the International Summer Academy Salzburg 2022.

Drawing is the archetypal form of artistic expression – think of prehistoric depictions on cave walls. Drawing is also an academic discipline, as life drawing was long reserved for men only. The connection between philosophy – in particular feminist philosophy- and drawing has the potential to open up a stimulating, unobstructed view of this basic technique and to enable new approaches. Pencils and thoughts can be sharpened!

It is with good reason that there are linguistic parallels between the two activities. We sketch ideas, develop lines of argument, draw conclusions.

The class will read and discuss texts by Hannah Arendt and other authors (previous knowledge is not required).
A pencil can be seen as an extension of the hand. Physicality is also a focus of the course.

Course leader

Maria Bussmann

Target group

Open to anyone interested in fine arts (focus on Drawing, Theory/Praxis)

Course aim

Participants will be supported in pursuit of their own ideas and encouraged to imagine new projects. Quiet work and individualized instruction are important components of the course, as are communal excursions into the city.

Fee info

EUR 640: Regular fee
EUR 480: Reduced fee for students


Scholarship applications can be sent by 29th April 2022.