Dozent: Klaus W. Eisenlohr
20.-24.7.20 | Mo-Fr, 10-17 Uhr | € 99,00 (erm: € 51,00)
Berlin is a city under transition and has seen new developments that completely change the identity of some districts, or have created new quarters with completely different character. We will explore these new areas with classical means of architecture photography as well as with personal and experimental views. How has the newly built architecture shaped the city, the idea of urbanity and architecture at the beginning of this century? We will look at areas like the developments around Mercedes-Benz Arena, Alt-Stralau, the area of old slaughterhouses from Landsberger Allee to Eldenaer Straße, the renewal between Bahnhof Zoo and Breitscheidplatz, Axel-Springer Strasse and of the developing Europacity around Heidestrasse and the main train station. Taking the term visual research literally, we will practice and discuss different possibilities of how we can creatively translate our experience of contemporary architecture in these 5 days. In practical terms, we will investigate spatial compositions, spatial relations to the surround, body-space relation, and the impact of distance and proximity taken with different lenses. And we will explore the concept of series in order to express our findings in an individual work of photography. Discussions of the work in class and of contemporary photographers will broaden our senses. Requirements are: your own (digital) camera, some experience in photography and photo printing and the passion to experiment.
A Berlin travel card for public transport is highly recommended.