14 January 2018


Scenography Colloquium 2018. Cross-Media

DASA Working World Exhibition, Dortmund

24 – 25 January 2018



The 18th Scenography Colloquium of the Working World Exhibition (DASA) being held this year, raises the following question: What are the opportunities and dangers presented by interdisciplinary use of new digital methods in scenography? In order to generate as broad as possible a discussion on this topic, the organisers are inviting speakers from different fields, from university professors to architects. New this year is the so-called Szeno Slam, which will be held on the second day of the colloquium.


Curators and designers have for some time faced the challenge of satisfying their visitors’ thirst for new attractions and surprises. The fact that visitors today are constantly exposed to such stimuli outside of curated exhibitions makes this an even more onerous challenge. To some it might seem that using new digital methods is entirely justifiable because of the need to maintain visitor interest. Others argue further that creative freedom and the future of a diverse cultural landscape is only possible if we break out of accepted notions of genre and popular definitions of museums. Still others, however, consider the cross-media approach to be little more than a market-oriented approach to the zeitgeist.

The aim of the colloquium is to bring together cultural professionals from universities, museums, galleries, theatres and architecture firms, to encourage an interdisciplinary discussion of these questions. Our issues form 258 on Multiscreens and form 262 on Scenography also contribute to the discussion. In addition to the lectures, five workshops will be held on 24 January 2018, including one on “Storytelling in Exhibitions” by Jana Hawig and Niko Pankop. Participants this year can look forward to the innovative Szeno Slam, where young designers can present their product ideas in a matter of minutes in a type of scenography competition.

You can register for the event until 19 January 2018. The regular price for participation on both days is 230 Euros, for one day it is 120 Euros and as a student or volunteer you pay 115 Euros. Refreshments, two lunches, dinners and the evening programme are all included in the price.


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