AFFECT is Agora’s program for collaborative artistic practices in Berlin, currently in its thrid edition

AFFECT 2016 is conceived as a 7-month-long program consisting of seven consecutive modules, each led by an international artist who invites participants to collectively explore a topic, develop a set of practices and research methodologies over the period of one month, culminating in a public event presented in the city of Berlin.

Resembling an immersive academy, AFFECT 2016 programme offers a diverse curriculum of workshops growing out of the research and practice of the Berlin-based facilitating artists and curators.

Judith Lavagna
While We Work: A Temporary State of Affairs
May 2 – 28

Diego Agulló
The artistic mission: dismantling professionalism in a for-profit economy?
June 1 – 29

Lorenzo Sandoval
The Institute for Endotic Research presents: Reading Bodies
July 4 - 31

Thelma Bonavita
COM(m)O(n) Club Radio
August 1 – 27

Sarah Margarita Lewis
If you don't pay attention to me, I won´t pay attention to you: constructing an ecology of attention
September 5 – 30

Kinderhook & Caracas
CONGLOMERATE: One-Shot TV (Sacrifice)
October 5 – 29

The program is initiated by Agora Collective e.V..

Agora is a member of CAPP: COLLABORATIVE ARTS PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM, a cross-European network of institutions supported by Creative Europe - Culture Sub Programme between 2015/2018 under the flag of “Art in social and community contexts”.

How it works / Methodology

A hybrid between an educational program and a thematic artist’ residency, AFFECT proposes its participants to arrive at a final collective project based on experimentation, interdisciplinarity and critical engagement.

Each module takes the form of a participatory workshop revolving around a central research question supported by a series of activities proposed by the facilitators. Participants will have the opportunity to collectively delve into the proposed research question, bringing in their own sensibilities, practice and experience. Collective exercises, urban explorations and site visits, readings and discussions will pave the way towards the co-generation of a final event which will allow the group to share and exercise some of the module’s findings in a public format.

AFFECT 2016 premiers the new production possibilities inside Agora’s 2200m2 experimental project space in the Kindl Complex in post-industrial neighborhood of Neukölln.

Program credits

Program artistic direction: Caique Tizzi
Project coordination: Paz Ponce
Project interns: Dorottya Magyar, Darius Bogda, Femke Fredrix
Project documentation: Joana Dias (Photography), Bea Rodrigues (Photography), Paz Ponce (Video editing & archives content coordination)


Participation Fee

The participating fee is 300,- EUR for each module. A small production budget will be provided for the final event of each workshop.

How to apply

One can apply to one or more of the AFFECT modules. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and selected participants will be notified within twenty days upon application. Every module is open to 15 international and local practitioners. *We accept applications until 30 days before the selected module begins.

Accepted participants are requested to pay a deposit of 150,– EUR to confirm their spot in the module. This amount will later be deducted from their enrollment fee. Payment of the second instalment of program (150,– EUR) is due prior to the starting date of each module.

*Cancellation policy: Agora will issue a full refund of the enrollment fee if contacted 30 days prior to the module start date. No refund shall be offered after modules have already started. If you have further questions about the program or the application process, please contact affect@agoracollective.org

Who can apply

Some of the main fields of interest for the development of the program are: Visual Art - Film - Sound and Music - Dance/Choreography - Theoretical Practices - Philosophy - Writing - Architecture - Curation - Performance - Creative Science Crossovers - Political/Social Activism - Web Programming - Design - Innovation - Animation – Technology.