AFFECT: Agora's Program for Collaborative Artistic Practices in Berlin is a residency program with duration of 3 months. Eight selected participants of various disciplines will develop a collaborative project under the subject of “Social Art Practice – where does art intersect with the social?”

Significant elements of this program are the encounters with professionals based in Berlin, with whom Agora has established partnerships: spaces, artists, curators and a range of cross-disciplinary professionals. These encounters stimulate the participants in their research and provide the necessary tools to let their efforts manifest themselves. Participants are assisted in producing pieces, developing talks, collaborating with other initiatives and in meeting communities that they want to involve in their research.

The outcome of the research and conclusion of Affect consists of a final group exhibition presented and hosted by one of Agora’s partner spaces, together with the launch of a publication of the entire project developed by Broken Dimanche Press throughout the residency process.

The entire program is structured in 5 phases facilitated by professionals from different fields based in Berlin and leaded by a moderator. The different phases of the project are: Contextualizing / Nourishment / Conceptualizing / Materializing / Outcome.

AFFECT is kindly supported by Goethe Institut São Paulo, Instituto Cervantes Berlin, Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln e.V, L’Atelier Kunst Spiel Raum and Broken Dimanche Press.

AFFECT 2014 is facilitated by: Diego Agulló, Eric Ellingsen, John Holten, Judith Lavagna, Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga, Sarah Lewis, Rodrigo Maltez-Novaes, Yves Mettler, Lorenzo Sandoval, and coordinated by Paz Ponce. Click here to read the interviews with the team of AFFECT 2014.

DOCUMENTATION DOSSIER AFFECT 2014. An overview of the program, participants, residency process and projects behind AFFECT I Edition, 2014.

AFFECT Module I | 20.02.14 - 16.05.14
With participation of artists: Michael O’Hanlon, Tomás Espinosa, Peter Biggart, Merlin Carter, Raquel Nava, Amie Lin, Beth Dillon.
Partner venue: Instituto Cervantes Berlín
See project documentation of “model behaviours”

AFFECT Module II | 12.06.14 - 20.09.14
With participation of artists: José Cori, Rune Bosse, Kathryn Gohmert, Jol Thomson, Daniel AlmgrenRecén, Aviv Benn, Alice Bucknell.
Partner venue: L’Atelier-ksr
See project documentation of “unbreaken”

AFFECT MODULE III | 23.09.14 - 12. 12. 14
With participation of artists: Victor Remere, Esjieun KIM, Luda Lima, Vinzenz Reinecke, Maia Nichols, Leon Eixenberger.
Partner venue: Agora
See project documentation of “Dance rising, stone dropping”