HTDTWT: MA trajectory 2021-2022
The HOW TO DO THINGS WITH THEORY senior program co-ordinator is Florian Göttke. Students and tutors are kindly requested to direct all their questions in regard to the modus operandi of this curruculum component to him.
Seminars past are to be found under Depot.
For the formal embedding of HTDTWT within the accredited DAI Art Praxis curriculum, you are advised to consult our SYLLABUS 2021-2022.
For the abstracts introducing all written theses since 2007, you can visit our THESIS ABSTRACTS under ARCHIVE on this website.
THE WRITING OF YOUR MASTER THESIS
HOW TO DO THINGS WITH THEORY offers 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. In the first year students are required to finalize the Academic Writing Class (which includes the presentation of a thesis proposal). In the second year students receive prolonged personal guidance from one theory tutor assigned to them at the end of the first year of study - after they have presented their thesis proposal. In general this is the tutor of the HTDTWT-seminar they will attend during the second year at DAI.
In the academic year 2021-2022 DAI offers an additional writing workshop to the students in their second year.
Next to guiding the thesis-trajectory, the theory tutors will thematically steer and lead a year-long series of regular two-day long plenary study sessions. Both students in their first as well as in their second year of study must complete one full HTDTWT-seminar over the course of each academic year (two HTDTWT-seminars in total during DAI's two year study-trajectory). In preparation for the gatherings the students read a variety of carefully selected theoretical texts. Cinematic, aural and other works can be presented for collective analysis as well. Active participation and input from the students is required.The composition of each seminar group is mixed: first and second year students read, discuss and study together.
HTDTWT SEMINARS 2021-2022: