Following the successful collaboration project initiated in 2015, Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina is pleased to announce the Open Call for Summer School as a School 2017.

The application deadline is April 30, 2017.
The results will be announced no later than May 5, 2017.

The program is held July 10–24, 2017.

Summer School as School is an art and schooling platform, stationed in Prishtina (Kosovo), with collaborating partners in Ljubljana, New York, Belgrade, Vienna, Oslo, Skopje, and Sarajevo.

The programme for 2017 is structured as a hub with nine courses, combining theory-based and production classes, public lectures and presentations, guided tours, exhibitions and performances, producing a unique experience, and a model.

Originally inspired by the case of Kosovo, where the education system was structured in the mid 1970s, Summer School as School is designed to unite and disseminate critical knowledge and address relevant challenges of today, implementing new models and possibilities in art education and artistic collaboration.

Summer School as School 2017 course leaders, lecturers, and collaborators have compiled a challenging and inspiring program for SSAS 2017, organised July 10–24, 2017.

Theory-based courses beginning July 10:
Course 3: Curating and Global Feminisms, course by Jovana Stokić 
Course 4: Exhibiting: (En)Countering Temporalities by Rike Frank 
Course 7: Only the Code Remains the Same: Publication as Material, Window, Forum, Copy, Container for Time by Molly Kleiman (Triple Canopy)

Production-based courses, including theory-based sessions, beginning July 10:
Course 5: The Rearview Mirror by Felix Gmelin 
Course 6: Painting (Re)Framed by Adrian Deva

Theory-based courses beginning July 17:
Course 1: In the Museum of History by Boris Buden 
Course 2: Performativity and its Institutional Ethics by Keti Chukhrov 
Course 8: Architecture Exhibitions and the Politics of the Temporal by Marina Otero
Course 9: Memory and Typography by Toledo i Dertschei

Summer School as School as a platform is further developed through exhibitions, public lectures, presentations and performances. The Public Program is designed as an intervention into courses held during Summer School as School and a platform for collaborations with the public.

Summer School as School was originally inspired by the case of Kosovo, where the education system was articulated in mid 1970s. The project’s larger context responds to the art education systems of Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia.

Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina and partner institutions with Summer School as School have created a unique international educational platform, based in Prishtina, as a progressing model; developing an interdisciplinary curriculum and engaging practitioners from the region and beyond in sharing knowledge and expertise with international students and the public.

The faculty of Summer School as School 2017 includes Alfred Barr, Boris Buden, Triple Canopy, Yane Calovski, Beatriz Colomina, Keti Chukhrov, Adrian Deva, Patricia Falguières, Rike Frank, Felix Gmelin, Vjollca Krasniqi, Christian Rattemeyer,
Bernhard Rudiger, Jovana Stokić, Nebojsa Milikić, Miran Mohar, Marina Otero, Renaud Proch, Besa Shahini, Igor Stiks, Branimir Stojanović, among others.

Summer School as School 2017 is organized in cooperation with Allianz Cultural Foundation, supported by Trust for Mutual UnderstandingERSTE Foundation and RIT Kosovo. Complete list of donors and cooperation partners will be announced in due time.