Gundula Avenarius Art and Architecture
Since 2004 Gundula has worked as a coach and mentor for art educators, museums and other cultural institutions as well as instructing visitor services using an innovative dialogical approach that she developed. Clients include the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt and the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, where visitors benefit from her interactive approach to engaging with art. In 2012 she founded KULTUR IM DIALOG (culture and dialogue), a consulting company. Her own educational background is interdisciplinary, with studies in cultural anthropology, political science, English and American studies, as well as her degree in Art History from the Humboldt University Berlin. She has lectured, researched, and led workshops and projects at a wide variety of national and international institutions, including The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, dOCUMENTA 11 in Kassel, the Nationalgalerie in Berlin and the Museums in Sharjah UAE. She has also worked with the educational department of the German Historical Museum in Berlin to create educational programs. Gundula has organized several exhibitions at the Humboldt, including ‘Visual Strategies of German Reunification', and taught US college students in Berlin since 2002.
Jacalyn Carley Dance and On-site Director
Jacalyn has a degree in Dance Education from George Washington University. She danced and studied with Wigman students Maida Withers and Brigitta Herrmann early in her career. Jacalyn moved to West Berlin in 1978 where cofounded tanzfabrik berlin (an internationally known center for contemporary dance), where she was director, choreographer and teacher during the formative decades. Her artistic work defined the early tanzfabrik years: evening-length choreographies toured extensively throughout Europe and America for nearly two decades. She has taught modern dance technique extensively, and also choreographed for the Berliner Festspiele, film, German state television, and Several Dancers Core in Atlanta USA, among others. After leaving tanzfabrik in the mid 1990's, she started "JC Moving Wor(l)ds Dance Company,” continuing to meld literature and dance while creating only site-specific works.
In 2000, her first novel, Was sagt das linke Knee zum Rechten? (What did the Left Knee say to the Right Knee? Eichborn Verlag) was followed in in 2003 by Almas Tanz (also Eichborn). (Translated by Gertraude Krüger) In 2010, she co-authored Tanz um dein Leben (Dance for your Life; Fischer Verlag), the autobiography of a pioneer in Community Dance in Europe, Royston Maldoom, which became a bestseller. Based upon Royston Maldoom's theories and practices, she wrote Community Dance - Ein Handbuch (Community Dance - a Handbook; Henschel Verlag, 2010). Jacalyn has taught Creative Writing for Lexia International and has also lectured on dance and culture in Germany at various US universities and European institutes. Her website is jacalyn-carley.com.
Christian Dengler Visual Arts and Architecture
Christian Dengler completed his studies in architecture at the Graz University of Technology and Moscow Architectural Institute with distinction. He went on to work for various international architectural firms and has served on the faculty at Graz University of Technology,Vienna University of Technology, the École Supérieure de Paysage Versailles and the University Glasgow. In 2005 Christian founded StudioCE, an experimental architecture studio in Berlin and Graz. He has won numerous prizes and awards in the field of experiental architecture. His work shifts between different scales from small to extra large, with a focus on sustainable concepts and experimental urbanism. He contributes regularly to various publications including the internet platforms GAT and Baunetz, and magazines Der Architekt and AIT. He is currently the director of the berlinStudio run by Norwich University citylab: Berlin.
Roland Dollinger Core Course
Dr. Dollinger has taught at Sarah Lawrence College since 1989. He is co-editor of Unus Mundus: Kosmos and Sympathie, Naturphilosophie and co-editor of Philosophia Naturalis. He has several essays and book reviews on 19th- and 20th-century German literature and culture. Dr. Dollinger is also a speaker for the New York Council for the Humanities. He has given the lecture Jewish Life and Culture in Germany after 1945 to numerous public organizations throughout New York State. A description of his lecture and contact information can be found at the New York Council for Humanities. Special interests in 19th- and 20th-century German and Austrian literature; Jewish Studies; Postwar German Culture. Publications include Totalität und Totalitarismus: Das Exilwerk Alfred Döblins and Introduction to the Works of Alfred Doeblin. B.A., University of Augsburg, Germany; M.A., University of Pittsburgh. Ph.D., Princeton University.
Klaus W. Eisenlohr Photography
Based on photography, film and new media in practice and theory, Klaus W. Eisenlohr is concerned with urban changes, and relations between private and public space. In addition, he is instructor at Photocentrum am Wassertor in Berlin and curator at The Berlin International Directors Lounge Media and Art Festival with monthly screenings, and the annual festival program Urban Research. He has published a number of essay films on urban space, and has been working on art projects concerning public space in Gropiusstadt Berlin, Marzahn-Hellersdorf Berlin, Istanbul, Helsinki, Poznan, Hannover and Chicago. Screenings include San Francisco, Saint Petersburg, Innsbruck, Berlin, Chicago, Telluride, Hannover, Poznan, Helsinki, Stuttgart, and Reims.
Since 1989, Klaus W. Eisenlohr has been based in Berlin. He has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Departments of Photography and Film, Video and New Media, at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Scotland and at the University of Arts (UdK), Berlin.
Klaus W. Eisenlohr received a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and graduated with the title Meisterschüler at Berlin University of the Arts. He has received a number of prizes and grants, such as “HIAP” Helsinki, "Cast & Cut," awarded by Stiftung Kulturregion Hannover and Nordmedia, "Special Airlift Memorial Fellowship" from Berlin Senate and the America House Berlin, and a fellowship by the “Art Foundation of Baden-Württemberg.” Website http://www.richfilm.de
Lara Faroqhi Visual Arts & Architecture
Studied at Camberwell College of Art and Design and Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design in London. During a work-experience in Auckland School of Art (ASA), New Zealand, she started teaching. In Berlin, she attained her diploma and MA in sculpture at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee. She has taught studio art and portfolio preparation courses since 1992. Faroqhi's recent work has focused on drawing and sculpture based on architectural themes and floral motifs, and uses mixed media such as pencil, charcoal, crayons, acrylic and oil paint. A recurring theme in her sculpture is architecture; the work can be site–specific or explore architectural characteristica, such as gables, ground plans, windows, a door or corner rendered in materials such as polyester resin, clay, plaster, and glass. She has exhibited regularly in Berlin, Auckland, New York, London and Oxford.
Ingo Reulecke Dance
After completing his training in contemporary dance, Ingo studied choreography at the college the Ernst Busch Hochschule, Berlin. He has received numerous study grants from the Berlin Senate as well as a DAAD stipend to support his artistic career. His work has received numerous prizes. Ingo’s performance work is characterized by collaborations with artists in other media, improvisation and a strong affinity to difficult locations in which the audience is often challenged.
From 2006-2103 he served as Director of the highly selective Ernst Busch dance university program that now offers one BA and two Masters programs in choreography. He was Artistic Director of the DanceMedia Festival at Kunstfest Weimar, and has been Professor of Choreography at Ernst Busch Hochshule, since 2005.
Ingo has been guest lecturer at the Palucca Hochschule in Dresden since 1995. Other credits include: 1998 German Tanzplattform in Munich with “Eklipse”; International Dance Festival NRW with “Sheik Yerbouti”; Artist in Residence of the Tanzfabrik Berlin since 1999; International Beckett-Festival Berlin with “Gesellschaft 1”; Stardust Festival Stockholm; 2001, commissioned choreography “DRONE” for the festival “Meeting Neuer Tanz NRW”; Artist-in-Residence in Fylkingen, Stockholm, collaboration with Helena Franzén for “Make it double”; 2002 Artist-in-Residence at the Choreographic Centre Essen for “gleich.gültig 2.” His performance collective, Grapeseed, continues to challenge and receive great recognition in the art world. For more information: ingoreulecke.de.