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Symposium: "Fractures and Lines - Conversations about Origins"

The symposium "Breaks and Lines - Conversations about Origins" is part of this year's tour of the Kunsthochschule Kassel. Here representatives.from the fields of art, culture, activism and science come together to talk about social positions, origins and exclusions. The guests are: Senthuran Varatharajah, BENGI e.V., Barış Yüksel, Talya Feldmann, Danijel Matijevic, tbc., Romy Rüegger, Andrea Brummack, Pia Stendera and Lin Hierse.

The symposium emerges from the interdisciplinary project seminar "Origin" and an exhibition developed from it with students of the Kunsthochschule Kassel under the direction of Prof. Peggy Buth and Holger Jenss. The exhibition "Herkunft" can be seen in the exhibition hall of the Kunsthochschule Kassel (30.6.- 28.7.) also parallel to the tour.

In the seminar we dealt with interrelations of social origin, class, classism, identity formation, visibility, recognition and autosociobiographical writing. To begin, we engaged with text-based, filmic, and photographic narratives about social origins. Afterwards, we reflected on our own experiences in order to develop possibilities for action.

With the symposium we want to create a space for direct exchange. It is important for us to think of origin in the plural and to link different perspectives: Where can we find points of contact, continuities, breaks and ambiguities? The symposium was developed by the students Lea Rist, Magdalena Bernard, Johanna Brummack and Andreia Bickenbach.

Program overview of the symposium "Breaks and Lines - Conversations about Origins" at:


Friday, 7/15/22 from 2:30pm - 5:30pm,
Saturday, 7/16/22 from 11:00am - 4:30pm.

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