The Research-Based Master Program CCC provides a bilingual (English/French) and trans-disciplinary environment for future researchers from any academic background committed to art-led thinking processes. It addresses students interested in developing new vocabularies for articulating the political and social implications of a changing world. Research methodologies, artistic thinking, and public display strategies operate today in profoundly shifting geospatial and techno-political constellations.
Globalisation, migration, computation, and climate are a few of the keywords that point to reordering processes on a planetary scale within contemporary societies. Art-led research processes develop and take place through both practice-led theory and theory-active practice. Accordingly, the Program addresses issues in critical visual cultural production, while also stretching into fields of geospatial politics, visual economics, science, and technology. Research materials from political theory, cultural studies, postcolonial theory, politics of memory, contemporary art, architecture, design, filmmaking, journalism, and philosophy are given the same standing as critical resources from field trips, militant investigations, conceptual experimentation, decolonizing processes, queer projects, and social struggles.
The public appearances of the research-based and art-led work may extend beyond the art institution or the curated exhibition to also engage social and political organizations, self-organized and activist environments, computational platforms and hubs, second lives, non-governmental infrastructures and extra-state agencies.
The academic year 2016-2017 of CCC brings forward the notion of "navigation" as a proposal to think with or relate to in times of global turbulence. It is framed by the Public Seminar Navigating Turbulences. Kodwo Eshun is Visiting Professor for Theory Fiction.
Head of Department
- Doreen Mende
- Camilla Paolino
- Julia Pecheur
- Pierre Hazan
- Anne-Julie Raccoursier
- Gene Ray
- Kodwo Eshun
- Guest Teacher: Çağla Aykaç
- Guest Speakers: Nana Adusei Poku, Caspar Heinemann, Charles Heller, Patricia Reed, Gabriëlle Schleijpen, Susan Schuppli, Dominique Ziegler
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Last updated January 10, 2018