Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and
The Hallucinated Community College of the Mobile Academy
with 100 experts from Berlin.
Check in with an expert: ½ hour for 1 € !
The Blackmarket offers 42 different topics
from A for 'Aeronoutics' to U
for 'Urbanism' in Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, German, English, French,
Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Low German, Portuguese, Russian,
Swedish, Urdu and Viennese.
Whispered Story of Knowledge, by Ingrid Scheffer, Goethe Institute,
Online - editorial department)
all photos by: Jürgen Baumann
The Blackmarket is a showroom and a production space where storytelling
is tried out as a form of knowledge- transfer. On May 7th, terms
and topics that played an important part in past Mobile Academies
will be broken down and presented in encyclopaedic for. The audience,
in this case acting as customers, has the choice of 42 topics; from
A for Aeronoutics to U for Urbanism.
100 experts sitting at small tables give one-on-one lessons, offering
a fragment of their knowledge that can be told and learned in 30
minutes. One can also listen in on other dialogues via radio headphones.
While the Blackmarket is running, Barbara Duden, Professor for
Sociology and Socio-psychology, will speak on The body as a place
of learning and a scene of forgetting. She will be joined in discussion
by the theatre expert Barbara Gronau and Dr. Christoph Wulf, Professor
for Historical Anthropology.
Historian Barbara Duden has been working on stretching the boundaries
of the science of history, for nearly 30 years. She initiated a
research approach called "The History of the Body", that
since the 1980s combines methods from woman studies, social history,
medical history, and history of science. Her research circles around
the question of bodily corporeality, which she has pinpointed as
the blind spot of past and present scientific research practice.
Educational scientist Christoph Wulf works on the analysis and
description of Learning with regard to Mimesis, Ritual and Performativity.
He is the co-founder of the Centre of Historical Anthropology. His
research work has contributed towards a trans-cultural, historical
perspective on the human being that integrates perspectives from
natural science, history and philosophy. His work follows a diagnosis
of the "Recurrence of the Body".
Theatre specialist Barbara Gronau focuses her research on Performativity
in Contemporary Theatre Aesthetics. As a dramaturge to numerous
theatre productions she applies her theoretical background to artistic
practices in the theatre.