HTDTWT: MA trajectory 2019-2020


In light of the current pandemic restrictions we adapt the ways we learn togetherIn accordance with the many conversations organised between the DAI crew, the DAI’s student led Crisis Group and the tutors, the HTDTWT seminars are conducted in May and June through online group meetings. The work on the theses also continues through online tutoring in individual trajectories. Following the suggestion of the students, we step away from the fixed re-sit deadline of 25 June. In agreement between student and tutor the thesis can be submitted after 25 June, but not later than 31 July.

HOW TO DO THINGS WITH THEORY includes a two year trajectory oriented towards the writing of a master thesis. This path is designed to help students to develop skills to formulate relevant questions which strengthen their praxes and allow them to position themselves and their work in broader contexts. Students receive personal guidance from a theory tutor, in principle assigned to them for the duration of the student's two-year trajectory.  

The HTDTWT thesis advisors also thematically steer and lead monthly plenary seminar sessions. In preparation for these gatherings the students read and discuss a variety of carefully selected theoretical texts. Cinematic and aural works can be presented for collective analysis as well.


The HTDTWT program co-ordinator is Florian Göttke.

Seminars past are to be found under Depot. For the embedding of this constituent in the DAI Art Praxis curriculum, you are advised to consult our SYLLABUS 2020-2021.

For abstracts of the written theses produced in the years past you can go to our THESIS ARCHIVE.