We, the students of the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, Germany, are inviting other students to discuss with them and guests about the current situation and future development of the academic training in our disciplines. The agenda of the werktage comprises workshops, lectures and an Open Space meeting. It will take place from the 21st until the 25th of October 2009.

Recently universities in Germany changed massively. The Bologna Process, the debate about the introduction of tuition fees and the global economic crisis are just a few of the things that have a big impact on the future of our education.

How are we going to deal with that? How does it influence our present situation? How do we want to study in the future? We have to talk about projects that are self initiated, interdisciplinary, sustainable and have a big social interest. So all in all werktage is supposed to be more then a meeting – an event which connects people and their ideas in order to create something new.

Werktage is organized by Anja Kaiser and Christoph Knoth

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