How To Do Things With Theory

How To Do Things With Theory is the space at DAI where in a variety of ways, theoretical research is fostered. It 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. For the embedding of this constituent in the DAI Art Praxis curriculum, you are advised to consult our SYLLABUS 2018-2019

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