Hybrid Talks 43 »Science, Art and Activism«

Activism has a long tradition at universities and can be found today in very different forms at the TU and UdK. The 43rd Hybrid Talks poses the question of the relationship between science, art and activism. How activist can science be? Is a border crossed when activism reinterprets knowledge as a means? Or doesn't activism bring new impulses and perspectives into scientific knowledge processes, also in relation to the question of who is allowed to do research? Current political and social discourses are reflected in the field of art and music. Especially in recent years, a politicization and activist practice has become apparent in the various art and music disciplines. What influence do artists and musicians have on political actors with their work? But also what changes does activism bring about on an aesthetic level?


Our speakers invite us to look at the broad thematic field of "science, art and activism" through their perspective and to discuss it with us.



Contributions by:


  • »Intervening and experimenting in public and social space«
    Kristina Leko
    UdK Berlin | Art in Context
  • »Agency of a Proper Name«
    Prof. Janez Janša
    Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz | Performance Artist
  • »Historical Perspectives on Science and Activism«
    Prof. Dr. Friedrich Steinle
    TU Berlin | History of Science
  • »General strike of the arts«
    Peter Ablinger


The Hybrid Talks invite to mutual inspiration and networking. Representatives of different disciplines of the Campus Charlottenburg meet and illuminate the topic "Science, Art and Activism" from their perspective in short presentations of 10 minutes each. Afterwards, they will discuss mutual insights, irritations and possible synergies. The exchange across the boundaries of individual disciplines will continue in a relaxed atmosphere afterwards.



Date: Thursday, 11th May 2023

Time: 8 p.m.

Venue: Hybrid Lab, TU Berlin, Marchstraße 8, 10587 Berlin

Organiser: Hybrid Plattform

Note: Free entry. No registration required

Contact: Anne Kurr, anne.kurr@hybrid-plattform.org