Prishtina, Kosovo

Translation: Using the Concept in Society, Culture, Knowledge and Art Production?

when 7 August 2023 - 12 August 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2.5 EC
fee EUR 370

There is no doubt about what has brought the concept of translation into the focus of social researchers, cultural theorists, scientists, and, not least, artists – the globalization and the rising complexity of the world in which we live today. The centuries old picture of the world as a cluster of sovereign nation states and different cultures, the concept of knowledge as meticulously divided into various disciplines and distributed among separate communities of peers, and the idea of art enclosed into its own autonomous sphere are crumbling before our eyes. The course will explore what has made translation – usually understood as an auxiliary form of a proper linguistic practice – a conceptual remedy for the growing chaos in our minds and lives.

Course leader

Boris Buden is a writer and cultural critic based in Berlin. He studied philosophy in Zagreb and received his PhD in cultural theory from Humboldt University in Berlin. His essays and articles cover the topics of philosophy, politics, and art criticism.

Target group

Summer School as School is an interdisciplinary education and art collaboration model designed for BA, MA and PhD students, artists, architects and researchers of visual arts, humanities and social sciences, political theory, art history and curatorial studies, architecture and design, and anyone with a keen interest in the subject area.

Credits info

2.5 EC
At the conclusion of each course, participants will be issued a certificate stating their equivalency of The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits from Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Kosovo and the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon, France.

Fee info

EUR 370: 300 euros for self-paying students, with the offer of accommodation in student residences.
EUR 570: 500 euros for institutionally sponsored students, with the offer of accommodation in student residences.


Special conditions apply for alumni of the Summer School as School.
Scholarships are available for students from Kosovo.