Digital Meeting
26.06.2020 · 10.00 Uhr

Carolin Duttlinger, Alexander Garcia Düttmann, Daniel Weidner: Conversations on Walter Benjamin

Spaces, Bridges, Encounters
An Encounter between the Arts, Humanities and Sciences

10.00–12.00 (Oxford) / 11.00–13.00 (Berlin)

The encounter between researchers and artists from the Berlin University of the Arts and the University of Oxford is intended to open-up new fields of engagement between the arts, humanities and sciences. We anticipate that this new exchange of methodologies, modes of representation, language and other qualities will lead to innovative contributions in the arts and sciences alike. The embracing of a more differentiated worldview – one that purposely goes beyond preconceived disciplinary borders and integrates speculative, subjective and positivistic approaches to problem-solving and creation -– corresponds with the challenges the world is facing today, challenges that are complex and far-reaching in their impact.


Chair: Ariane Jeßulat (UdK Berlin) and Carl Schoenfeld (Oxford)

  • Welcome Remarks
    Norbert Palz (President, UdK Berlin)
    Alastair Buchan (Director, Oxford in Berlin)

  • Conversations on Walter Benjamin
    Carolin Duttlinger (Oxford), Daniel Weidner (ZfL / HU Berlin), Alexander Garcia Düttmann (UdK Berlin)

  • Digital Sandpits
    Project Teams and guests walk through the Sandpits: showing what has been achieved, offering exchanges, pointing towards outcomes and artefacts.
    This might further shape any research projects beyond.

  • Project Showcases
    • Oxford/Berlin Climate Crisis Conversations: “Animal Eyes on the Planet”
      Nina Fischer (UdK Berlin), Nayanika Mathur (Oxford), Amanda Power (Oxford), Timothee Ingen-Housz (UdK Berlin)

    • Oxford X-Reality Hub: “Exploring Ancient Rome through Immersive Technologies”
      Mattia Montanari, Angela Jacob Bermudo (Oxford)

    • WillPlay: “Messaging with Shakespeare. Chat. Play. Learn.”
      Abigail Williams (Oxford)

    • Listening: SOUND FRAME WORK
      Alberto de Campo, Ariane Jeßulat, Tom Rojo Poller, Kirsten Reese, Fritz Schlüter (UdK Berlin)

  • Outlook
    Norbert Palz

Further information:

We invite you to a joint visit of the Mediahouse platform:

Limited participation by guests is possible.
For registration please contact Laura Haas at by June 24th.