post-master course

This one year interdisciplinary course focuses on practice-based thinking/making to explore and expand the potential for and importance of artistic involvement when shaping societies’ common spaces, at a time when there is a clear and urgent need to rethink the values that our society is built on. 

Through the format of the postmaster course, led by Jonas Dahlberg together with curator and lecturer Jasmine Hinks, we critically examine the languages and methods used by collaborators and colleagues from different fields. Within the course, we use experimental methods to develop actual projects that aim to be part of rewriting our common spaces, proposing alternative imaginaries.

The course operates as a platform for collective learning, for new collaborations and as a hub for professionals from art, architecture, landscape architecture, curatorial practices and other related fields.

Practical information
We meet every four weeks for a session of 5 days, with intensive programming that includes developing working methodologies, workshops, lectures, seminars, site visits, group discussions and coaching.

The course is divided into two semesters during one academic year. The first term focuses on the development of an interdisciplinary project undertaken in smaller groups, conducted with an external collaborator. The second term focuses on the production of individually developed propositions.

Between the course blocks, the participants are expected to continue to develop work and research independently. During the past year the course format has adapted, with teaching taking place online and on site in parallel. This switch acted as a catalyst for establishing methods for group work and a safe discursive space, with opportunities for formal and informal dialogues between teaching weeks. We therefore seek motivated applicants willing to contribute to the course in 2021/2022 and adapt with us.

The concrete program will be developed in line and around the progress and direction of the projects that the participants are working with during the year. To facilitate this we have established collaborations in the fields of art and architecture with external partners who, together with us, are interested in experimenting and exploring the possibility of realizing actual projects. We also run a second year at half-time study pace – open for participants to apply following completion of the one-year postmaster course – that fosters an ongoing professional network and focuses on production, working with collaborators to implement, facilitate and produce actual projects.

We offer a wide international network of professionals, institutions and guest lecturers. Guest voices we have invited in to listen to and speak with during the last semesters include: Assemble, Raqs Media Collective, Cooking Sections, Jumana Manna, Unscene Architecture (Manijeh Verghese & Maddie Kessler), Alfredo Jaar, Alba Baeza, Ed D’Souza, Goldin + Senneby, Marjetica Potrč, Mary Ellen Caroll, Juan Canela, Ken Lum and Monument Lab, Runo Lagomarsino, Lea Porsager, Eva González-Sancho, Theodor Ringborg, Katie Paterson and Kieran Long.

Admissions
We will work with a small group of around 16 participants and are seeking those with experience in art, architecture, landscape architecture and other related fields. It is not the length of your CV that is important. We seek people that are dedicated and committed with strong artistic integrity, abilities in critical thinking and practice-based methods. Applicants should be interested in working with others to create and develop new projects in an experimental and interdisciplinary setting through peer to peer learning.

The course hopes to gather a diverse group of people working with different approaches; we believe different backgrounds and life experiences enrich the learning experience and the discussions that can take place, and significantly, that a diverse group of voices is essential in creating alternate imaginaries which can shape our public spaces.

Admission requirements for the course are an MA in art, architecture, landscape architecture or another relevant field. Candidates who do not possess a degree are invited to apply by documenting experience equivalent to an MA. Candidates apply with work samples, a motivation letter and a CV.

The application process for the 2021–22 program is open in March-April 2021. The program starts in September. For more information about how to apply to the course, visit: https://kkh.se/en/

For more information about the course contact Jonas Dahlberg Jonas.dahlberg@kkh.se

or visit:
www.jonasdahlberg.com
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