For one semester, the Floating University was the place for collaborative research, exploration and experimentation. International students came together with neighbors, gardeners with refugees, choreographers with water experts.
To conclude this intensive exchange, we want to make the gained insights and enriching encounters once more visible and celebrate with everyone!
SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
10 am – 6 pm : Academy of Listening: Human Amplifier – Floating University, this is the end! Workshop with Louise Vind Nielsen
from 2 pm:
Exhibition of the research results of the semester, the lexicon and the visions developed in the Floating Symposium.
Ceremonial diploma handover for all present students and teachers
6.30 pm to 8 pm:
Academy of Listening: What does the club of the future look like? – Disco-Stammtisch with Guy Dermosessian
We talk about the club. A global phenomenon subject to capitalist and social mechanisms. A club has to be profitable and fun at the same time. And the music played in it too, is that so? Which music should be played in Floating University as a future workshop and who decides that? What music should be played for what reasons and by whom in the clubs of the future? We dare a theoretical experiment and listen to music, discuss record covers and watch people dancing on Youtube.
For ten years, Guy Dermosessian has been traveling through Europe’s club landscape with his music label Kalakuta Soul Records and bulging record cases, playing records from every corner of the world. In his versatile sets, he questions the canon of European club culture and has Turkish funk encounter Nigerian boogie, Musical Popular Brasilia collide wit Cameroonian makossa and Cuban guaracha meet Cape Verdean coladeras.
8 pm: Workshop presentation Human Amplifier – Floating University, this is the end!
9 pm: Tosta Mixta (DJ)
11.30 pm: Guy Dermosessian (Kalakuta Soul Records) + Eli Pavel (OYE Records)