Category Archives: Lecture

Keynote address of the Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival

Daniel Tyradellis, Vice Director of the Helmholtz Zentrum, will open the Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival 2023 on 9.6.2023 with a ceremonial keynote address: “In Friendship. Of family ties, fraternal strife and elective affinities in music”.
At the same time, a podcast on Spotify of a conversation between Tyradellis and Intendant Dorothee Oberlinger on the topic will be released.

For further information, please visit the website of the Music Festival Potsdam Sanssouci.

Photo: Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone © Giulia Papetti

WARP – Werkstatt für kulturelle Ausdrucksweisen und Recherche in der Praxis

WARP – Werkstatt für kulturelle Ausdrucksweisen und Recherche in der Praxis – addresses the relations and linkages of knowledge in research on material culture, curation, technology, and art through lectures and workshops.

When: Wednesdays 4.00 – 5.30 p.m. (CET)
Where: Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik, Campus North – House 3, Philippstr. 13, 10115 Berlin and digital on


SoSe 2023 Programme

26. April: 2 p.m. TAT DAOULA I sheen Exhibition tour with one of the co-curators, Laurence Douny (HU Berlin), and a talk at 4 p.m. by Patricia Alvarez Astacio (Brandeis University) – ‘Weaving Alpaca Wool, Ethics and Indigeneity in Ethical Fashions’ (in person only)

03. May: Yoonha Kim (HU Berlin) – ‘Wearing Sallim’

10. May: Lebogang Mokwena (University of the Western Cape) – ‘Material Identities: Shweshwe, Empire, and Africanity after Apartheid’ (online only)

17. May: Eliza Proszczuk (Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw) – ‘Girls from the Castle’

24. May: Annapurna Mamidipudi (TU Berlin and MPIWG Berlin) – ‘Talking Craft, Doing Science: Epistemologies of Color in India’

31. May: Gabriel Schimmeroth (MARKK Hamburg) – ‘Zwischenraum – A Space Between – Retrospect, Pandemic, Prospect (2019-2023) – Curating Repositioning and Rethinking Space at the MARKK’

07. June: Emma Tarlo (Goldsmiths) – ‚Hairy Entanglements: Writing, Exhibiting, and Crafting with Human Hair’

14. June: Lucy Norris (Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin) – ‘Regenerative Fibre Cultures: Fashioning New Threads of Connection’

21. June: Zuzanna Hertzberg (artist, Poland) – ‘Jewish Women Fighters – Herstories of Resistance as Message and Strategy for Today’

28. June: Tiara Roxanne (artist, postdoctoral fellow, Data and Society, NYC) – ‘The Grammar of Gathering’

05. July: Catalina Ortiz (UCL) – ‘Living Archive: Weaving Gender (Hi)Stories of Urban Reclamation in Moravia, Medellin’

12. July: Adela Taleb (HU Berlin) – ‘Weaving Worlds: The Power of Tales. Decolonial Potentials of Storytelling’ Kwame Aidoo (artist, Ghana) – ‘Intersection of Weaving and Storytelling: A Marginalized Community Pushes the Margins with Kpaluhi’


WARP – Werkstatt für kulturelle Ausdrucksweisen und Recherche in der Praxis is organized and coordinated by Magda Buchczyk und Dominik Biewer.

More Information
Prof. Dr. Magdalena Buchczyk (she/her)
Assistant Professor of Social Anthropology with a focus on cultural expressions
Institute for European Ethnology
Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH)
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

WARP – Flyer (PDF)

Invitation to the lecture “Berliner Blau”. On the political entanglements of a colour

Britta Lange and Kerstin Stoll cordially invite you to a lecture on their “Berliner Blau” experiments.
These were carried out in the object laboratory of the Gerlach Building at the HZK and will now be presented via Zoom as part of the lecture series “Politiken der Farben” (Politics of Colour) on Tuesday, 22 June at 2 pm.

Meeting-ID: 674 7162 3130
Passwort: 299279

Information and programme – Lecture series “Politiken der Farben” (Politics of Colour) (in German – PDF)