Reading Group: Social engagement and anti-discriminatory methodologies in Art and Design. Wintersemester Seminar at the Muthesius University of Art and Design, Kiel, Germany.

Part of ‘Unbehagen Pflegen’, a year-long project on cultivating discomfort in the german art academic tradition, conceived by Felisha Maria Carenage, consisting of an excursion to the 2022 Venice Art Biennale, a feminist, decolonial Reading Group, a collective writing workshop and a publication in the form of an illustrated glossary. For more information and engagement, please do email me

Brief description and thematic outline.

Using current discourse generated by events such as documentafifteen and the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, we may look at our own lived experiences as learning and unlearning communicators and ask, “How can we use verbal, visual and other languages to represent and reframe ideas, tropes and power structures?”

Accompanying our bi-weekly reading sessions are lectures, workshops and a walking tour with Kiel Postkolonial , hosted by the Diversity Commission’s ‘Picture This!’ event series.

Complainers and Killjoys, with HOER NY: Coven Berlin and Cem A.

Walking Tour
Postcolonial City, with Laura of Kiel Postkolonial

Diversity-conscious speaking – arguments and examples of application for (university) practice with Dipl.-Päd Esther van Lück

Unter den Nägeln brennt esAn aesthetic and sociological study of nail design and nail art with Fernanda Braun Santos

In the coming Summer Semester, if the Muthesius University will fund it, a Glossary of Terms with the title Unbehagen Pflegen, resulting from work done in this seminar, may be published.

Participants in this seminar are also encouraged to contribute to the University Student Association’s first edition of its as-yet-unnamed publication, on the topic of ‘Change’.

A cooperation between the Diversity Commission and the Fine Art Department of the Muthesius University of Fine Art and Design. The language of instruction is German. Led by Felisha Maria Carenage + Marina Röh.