The Digital Dérive

Social Practices

LocationAkademie der bildenden Künste Wien
  • Michelle Teran
  • Affiliated research project
  • Digital Didactics in Art Education (DIDAE)

  • The Digital Dérive: Embodied Experiments in Practising the Social during the Apocalypse 

    Social Practices is a socially engaged art and design practice of working with social relations, collaboration, and embodiment. Put another way, it can start with how the body senses and makes sense of its environs, while speaking about the ethics and relationality of place, and how we are all intermeshed in the material world. Yet, how can one develop these social and bodily art practices when suddenly most interactions move to a digital environment? In this lecture, Michelle Teran speaks about some of the challenges social practitioners face – artists, designers, and educators – introducing some creative strategies developed by teachers at the Willem de Kooning Academy during the pandemic lockdown. Performance art, movement and score-based practices, locative media, networked performance, and mail art inform these examples.

    The lecture series#DIDAKTIK Articulations, Algorithms, Infrastructures and Social Media in Critical Art Education in Digital Times poses new questions in the field of the increased digitization of art education.


    Dissemblage.Making Multiplicity, not Identities 06.12.2023

    Members of the Promiscuous Care Study Group and the Erasmus School of Philosophy in conversation with Gerald Raunig (Zurich University of the Arts). 

    12/06/2023 // 17:00

    Talk and Screening – with Dora Garcia -06-12-2023

    A screening and Q&A with filmmaker Dora Garcia in the Cinema viewing room. at 17:00 on 6 December.

    The Q&A is at 18:45.

    12/06/2023 // 17:00

    Book presentation: Lumbung, commons and Community Art – 25-11-2023

    This event celebrates the publication ‘Lumbung, Commons & Community Art: a conversation on behind the scenes of documenta fifteen’ with Florian Cramer and Simon Kentgens, and introduces HumDrumPress and its commons-based publishing model and project, to the world.

    11/25/2023 // 16:00

    Workshop: How to Counter-map Autonomy and Self-organization -Iconoclasistas & WdKA Autonomy – Lab 16-11-23

    On the 16th of November, Research Center WdKA’s Autonomy Lab and Roodkapje carry out a ‘counter-mapping’ workshop, under the guidance of the Argentinian researcher/designer/activist duo, Iconoclasistas. Iconoclasistas are participating via teleconferencing. Participation is free and open to anyone.

    11/16/2023 // 12:00