The evening of November 12th was saved from turning into an ordinary, cold autumn night by another remarkable exhibition given by the students from the Installation class. For the second time this year, they opened the doors of their studios to the curious ECLA members and allowed them to see the fusion of imagination and
On October 23, 2008, the students from the Installation class gave the ECLA community the unique opportunity to enjoy the first Installation Showing of this year. It was a sound installation exhibit, where each of the students had their own studio and the freedom to manage space in the way they thought would best suit
June 2008 – the last week of the Academy and Project Years. The first article I wrote on this website raised the question of identity, whether we would live in the tradition of previous years and how we would create our own ways. Looking back, it seems that it is now possible to recognize a
Things happen in a city like Berlin. There is almost too much to do, too many things to experience. Ground-breaking exhibitions, grand festivals and public lectures by world-famous thinkers are on constant offer. So it was that on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 January, the renowned, left-wing French philosopher Alain Badiou gave two public lectures
For ten weeks at ECLA, drawing upon the debates of Ancient Greece, students and faculty have been weighing different views of the meaning of education. Students considered their position as learners at the same time as experiencing the ‘other side’ of the educational dialogue in seminars, such that the experience was of self-reflective education. Two
October 2007 – European College of Liberal Arts, Berlin, and the start of a new term, a new year and a new experience, as students gather from all over the world to start a one-year programme of intensive study. Although ECLA is a young and growing institution, it is clear that other students have gone
The time has come to think about the future, as we are now only 8 weeks away from the end of the academic year. With this in mind, the students are facing important decisions about their professional and academic careers. However, the fog may clear if instead of wondering about what the future holds we
Students who showed up for the acting workshop given by actor David Barlow last week, might have expected anything. But surely they didn’t expect that “VIEWPOINTS: a physical, dance-based approach to making theater” would involve two hours of simply… walking. Walking, running, stopping and sitting on the floor, trying not to bump into each other.