Out of the Blue. From the provisional to improvisation: strategies for action in an uncertain age
Symposium organized by Berlin Centre for Advanced Studies in Arts and Sciences (BAS) / UdK Berlin
House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany
October 27-29, 2017
The symposium “Out of the Blue” creates the framework for a cross-disciplinary dialogue between art and society. The aim is to draw attention to the characteristic features of improvisation or provisional activity, to define them more clearly and to make them visible for everyone in the sense of a generally applicable strategy for action.
During a three-day event, guests from different academic, artistic and social spheres will give presentations on their approach to issues relating to improvisation. In parallel, workshops and working groups will offer the opportunity to gain inspiration and exchange views. Moving between plenary sessions and smaller, concentrated groups creates a dynamism, as a result of which constellations and communication can change constantly.