Germany, Weimar

URBAN STAGE - Artistic Performances & Interventions

when 18 August 2019 - 30 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 700

Throughout the course you will explore current issues of urban, community life by use of artistic interventions and performances in the city of Weimar. You will deal with decisions of regional and urban planning in a performative way on site, on the basis of your own physical perception.

Starting points are urban everyday activities such as walking, standing and sitting, which shape urban space and constitute it as a living space first. Using methods of artistic field research (notes from memory, drawings, audio recordings etc.) and one's own body perception, you will examine the city of Weimar to make use of the results afterwards for artistic actions and interventions.

Beside the practical approach through various tasks, important artists working in this field and sociological aspects of our subject will be introduced.

In performance art and in our perception-based, artistic form of field research, one's own body is an essential element of the work. For this reason, our thematic examination will be supported by exercises for body awareness and presence.

During the two weeks each participant will develop and realize a performance or intervention in public space as well as, as a result of our perception-oriented, artistic way of working, get to know other perspectives on urban development issues.

Course leader

Anke Stiller & Tanja Matjas

Target group

This course is directed to students of Fine Arts, of Urban Development and Planning and to students of Architecture.

Course aim

The course aims to address current issues of urban, community life by use of artistic interventions and performances in the city of Weimar. Participants will deal with decisions of regional and urban planning in a performative way on site, on the basis of your own physical perception.

Fee info

EUR 700: The course fee is 700 EUR.


The course fee includes:

• Orientation & Support
• Programme according to description
• Teaching materials
• Bauhaus Summer School ID card
• Free use of buses in Weimar and local trains in Thuringia
• Certificate
• Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
• Free use of library
• Accompanying programme (except excursions)
• Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar
EUR 500: 500 EUR for students.

The course fee includes:

• Orientation & Support
• Programme according to description
• Teaching materials
• Bauhaus Summer School ID card
• Free use of buses in Weimar and local trains in Thuringia
• Certificate
• Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
• Free use of library
• Accompanying programme (except excursions)
• Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar