Prof. Sabine Breitsameter
Prof. Sabine Breitsameter, the director of the Master´s program International Media Cultural Work, is an award winning producer, curator and festival director with almost three decades of practical experience in the media industry. She has been jury member of various important media art prizes, e.g. Prix Ars Electronica and Deutscher Hörbuchpreis. Her work focuses on media art, listening culture and cultures of perception, experimental audiomedia, media history, media ecology, trans- and interculturality.
Since 2006 she teaches and researches as a professor for Sound and Media Culture at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. She is director of the Soundscape & Environmental Media Lab and 3D Audio Lab (founded in 2009), and research director of the section “Artist Research and Media Aesthetic Practice” at the media faculty´s research institute ikum (Institute for Communication and Media).
Within the TMCP project she teaches curatorial approaches, editorial and publishing practices and public relations. Her electives include media philosophy and theory, media art history, and VR audio/3D audio.
Sabine Breitsameter was elected into the presidium of the Hessian Film and Media Academy hFMA. She, too, is an appointed member of the German Music Board (Deutscher Musikrat).
Read an interview with Prof. Breitsameter about the Master’s program International Media Cultural Work (IMC).
Klaus Schüller is a curator, head of the dark-pop band „Safran“ and interdisciplinary media maker. His special fields of interest are media aesthetic education in rural Germany. Therefore he founded Netzwerk Bahnhof Langstadt e.V., a non-profit organization that fosters cultural and media aesthetic education and works together with schools, other educational and cultural institutions and non profit organizations. As a freelancer he also holds his own workshops at e.g. Stiftung Lesen and Stiftung Zuhören.
Artistic and Managerial Strategies for a Media Art Museum of the Future
The course »Artistic and Managerial Strategies for a Media Art Museum of the Future« takes current strategies of innovative exhibition concepts with reference to media and digitization as a starting point to discuss future ideas of the museum. What will the museum of the future look like? On the basis of a conceptual guide, students will be introduced to the individual planning steps of curatorial implementation strategies with a focus on topics of digitization and globalization.
Judith Bihr works as a curator at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe.
Claire Dorweiler is lecturer for Fulldome productions, which use the 360° space around the audience. She holds an MFA in Media Art and Design of the Bauhaus University Weimar and works as freelancer. Her Fulldome productions were shown in several domes and planetariums all over Germany, as well as in Argentina and Colombia. She is especially interested in how artistic work can evoke a different perception of a topic and can contribute to social discourse.
Intellectual Property and Media Law
York Freiling teaches the elective module Media, Entertainment and Event Law.
He works as a lawyer in the law firm HOPPENSTEDT RECHTSANWÄLTE specialised in counselling all sorts of creative professionals and companies (www.contentlaw.de).The course Intellectual Property and Media Law offers a very hands on introduction to the legal aspects of creative work and the legal areas related hereto, mainly concerning Intellectual Property (copyright, trademarks, design, patents and know how), aspects of Press Law and Unfair Competition Law related to Social Media and Advertisement.
Copyright-Law, Entertainment-Law and Social Media-Law
This lecture provides an introduction to international copyright law and discusses its impacts to the creative industries as e.g. contracts in the film industry. Using the example of social media, topics like the freedom of speech as well as marketing and related regulations are treated.
Christian Hoppenstedt is a certified Lawyer for Copyright and Media Law. He is partner at HOPPENSTEDT RECHTSANWÄLTE, a law firm specialized in counselling all sorts of creative professionals and companies (www.contentlaw.de).
Media Aesthetic Education Practices
Stephen Kovats is a canadian culture and media scientist based in Berlin. He has a background in architecture and urbanism. He was the artistic director of the transmediale from 2007 till 2011. Stephen Kovats found his own non-profit-organization r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation in 2012.
His lecture focuses on methods to create a dynamic comprehension between digital technology and societal, political and cultural environments.
Martin Münch, Dipl.-Soz.päd.
Interculturality and Inclusion in Media Cultural Work
Martin Münch holds the title of a Diplom – Sozial-pädagoge (Dipl-Soz.päd.)
His profession and practical experiences: Socialpedagogue at schools in the district of Darmstadt-Dieburg (since 2003); extensive experience in inclusive and intercultural projects and media cultural projects at schools, youth centers and international youth meetings; lecturer at Darmstadt UAS (Social work).
In his lecture he designs with the students media cultural projects related to the topics interculturality, inclusion and gender equality.
Leading People and Teams: Leadership concepts and Practices in Art and Culture Institutions
Reinhard Strömer is a Professor for Cultural Management. He is a trained psychologist, who has worked as a professional musician, director of cultural institutions and international festivals and as head of cultural administrations in German cities and German Federal States. For the last ten years he has coached cultural entrepreneurs and start-ups all over Germany. He is Commissioner for the Qualification of Executive Staff from the Peoples Republic of China for several German universities.