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Workshop in  Vienna

A Gestured and Spoken Knowledge Exchange Format.

While exchanging ideas, participants will have been introduced to the transformation of materials into lines or yarns and further into networks, meshes and communal works. This format explored the potential that the skills normally
attributed to women have to transform technology into a regenerative practice. It revived an ancient powerful method of knowledge exchange where women sat together, ostensibly to work with yarn and, in these rare moments of communion free of male control, carved out spaces of independent thought. The 17th century Czech philosopher, Comenius, one of the earliest champions of universal education, said that the beginning of knowledge is in the gesture.

This was a week-long cross border collaboration between the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna - AKBILD and the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague - UMPRUM for 30 students, (15 from AKBILD and 15 from UMPRUM).
Travel and accommodation expenses were covered for students moving to the respective cross border partner. In Vienna this new format took place in the Zukunftshof In
Prague it took place at the UMPRUM, Technological center Mikulandská.


22. September in Vienna at the AKBILD

07:53 - 12:49 Train to Vienna for all participants
UMPRUM Students Check-in to accommodation
15:00 Gestured and Spoken Knowledge Exchange with Michelle Howard

23. September in Vienna the Zukunftshof

10:00 Gestured and Spoken Knowledge Exchange with Eva Sommeregger
13:30 Foraging for Lunch with Michalina Zadykowicz “wild kitchen”
cooking with foraged plants in clay ovens
15:00 Re_pair Symposium with Johannes Wiener - knowledge exchange
with foraged grasses and herbs - weave and bake fresh bread together.
18:00 Closing knowledge exchange with Michelle Howard

24. September UMPRUM Students leave for Prague

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