Performative Encounters
A project by Yvonne Reiners

Performing Encounters about the internet as democratizing medium with unMonastery (Ben Vickers and Kei Kreutler) as well as the artists Sebastian Schmieg and Jonas Lund.

Yvonne Reiner’s Performing Encounters continue the series of workshops and acts which District dedicates to the exploration of current tendencies, questions and methods of curatorial work. Curatorial Practices: Fields and Techniques was initiated by Susanne Husse and Michaela Richter and started in September 2014 with the workshop Casting Creatures. Towards a Materialism of the Encounter by artist Iza Tarasewicz.

Curatorial Practices: Fields and Techniques # 2
17 April 2015, District, Berlin.

Workshop In Extenso – Erweitert : Espace Public
Conceived by Céline Poulin

Bureau des Arts Plastiques – Institut Français (Program ‘Jeunes Commissaires’), in cooperation with the Deutsches Architektur Zentrum (DAZ).

28 November 2014
Deutsches Architektur Zentrum (DAZ), Berlin.

With Yildiz Aslandogan (architect), Fabien Bidaut (architect), Alicia Frankovich (artist), Judith Lavagna (curator), Aude Pariset (artist), Joanne Pouzenc (architect), Cailen Pybus (architect), Tanya Ostojic (artist), Vanessa Safavi (artist), Cathy Larqué (Bureau des arts plastiques), Matthias Böttger (curator at Deutsches Architektur Zentrum).

In Extenso_Public Space_Flyer

How to rethink space and matter? This workshop focuses and operates at the intersection of art and architecture, about the relationship between language and the constitution of space. Dealing with projects in public space requires consideration of its discursive context.
How does the work of art or architecture interact with the multitude of voices that construct public space? How does this discursive context influence the relationship between artist, architect and participatory public? And what is its effect on the actors themselves?
The idea of the workshop is to exchange documents around the notion of public spaces and to discuss on the basis of this information.

Images by Jana Nowack.


Politics of the small act
Conceived by Katalin Erdödi (Robert Bosch Fellow), Julia Kurz and Radmila Joksimovic

Museum of Contemporary Art (GFZK), Leipzig
4th, 5th October 2012

The initiative «Politics of the small act» invites 34 international actors (activists, artists, curators) from 13 countries to Leipzig for a two-days workshop at the intersection of artistic and socio-political discourses.With presentations, discussions, working groups and dinner debates, the event focuses on ‘small acts’ – micro-strategies of self-empowerment and self-organisation – as potential tools to induce social and/or political change. It explores different forms of intervention in the social fabric and maps artistic and civic strategies in the context of small acts.

With the support of Robert Bosch Foundation, Polish Institute Berlin – Branch in Leipzig, Heinrich Böll Foundation and Open Society Foundations.


Initiative PAiR _ Performing Arts in Residence
Conceived and organized by PaiR, ResArtis and Schloss Bröllin e.V

Conceived by Josephine Heide, Katharina Husemann, Peter Legemann, Christine Schmalor

Riitta Tarvainen (Hovinkartano International Arts and Cultural centre, Finland), Judith Lavagna (curator, Leipzig, Germany), Adriana Garbagnati and Andrea Paciotto (La MaMa Umbria International/Offucina Eclectic Arts PG, Italy), Dock 11 Studios (Berlin, Germany), Alexander Schwan (FU Berlin, Germany).

K-Salon, Berlin

PAiR, part of the worldwide network Res Artis, was founded as a form of a working group in the aim of developping intercultural artistic productions and cooperations through « the general objective to strengthen existing and support the development of new residencies for performing artists ».

Residencies managers, curators and artists took part on a working day based on performing art practices in a residency context, its perspectives, ways of collaboration, production and fundings of the future.
Dance, theater and fine arts fields involved in residences centers and performance programs where selected by Schloss Bröllin, an international research center based in Germany focusing on theater, performance, dance and workshop projects.

With the support of ResArtis, Schloss Bröllin e.V, Initiative internationaler Tourismus Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (IIT), Réseau Européen des Centres Culturels de Rencontre (ACCR).

Platforma 11
Conceived and organized by Yvonne Anders and Julia Kurz
10.-19.09.2011, Leipzig and Markkleeberg, Germany

Platforma11 is an international and interdisciplinary project week which aims to create an open space process reflecting on the topics ‘art, politics and education’ and their relationship to one another. Around 50 artists and activists from Germany, Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, North Afrika and Israel with interdisciplinary approaches worked together in organizing workshops, panels and lectures as well as exhibitions, concerts, performances and interventions.

The «Building Networks» group, through a series of discussions, approached the topic of networking from as many possible angles as the number of its members. It was a task, not only of defining the term, but as well of finding possible application methods. To enrich this process we approached all the participants of Platforma11 in an attempt to document how networks are perceived and what networks exist among the people of the workshop.

With the support of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Kulturbahnhof Markkleeberg e.V., Giro e.V.

Kiss me Deadly
Workshop co-organized with prof. Eric Perrier, Jeff Guess and Judith Perron.
École Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris-Cergy and Ars Longa, Paris, April 2009.


Curating Degree Zero Archive
Project conceived by Barnaby Drabble and Dorothee Richter
Curated by Celia Cretien, Marie de Bouard and Mélanie Mermod

Artistic contributions from:
Nicolas Floc’h
Yann Sérandour
Aloïs Godinat
Jean-Christophe Huguenin
Körner Union

Claire Daudin
Morgann Guyomarc’h
Marianna Liosi
Chen Tamir
Aria Spinelli
Judith Lavagna
Florence Ostende
Maïwenn Walter

June 16. – July 08. 2007, Point Éphémère, Paris

Curating Degree Zero Archive was launched to research, present and discuss changes in the practice of freelance curators, artist-curators, new-media curators and curatorial collaborations. Beginning in 1998 with a three-day symposium and an ensuing publication, the project focused on an expanding archive about these practices and its 1200 documents. Between 2003 and 2008 the archive toured to 17 venues, where it was displayed, used and accompanied by a programme of live events and discussions.

With the support of Association D.R.A.S.H, DRAC Île-de-France, Mairie de Paris.