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New ideas for Preussenmuseum Minden

In collaboration with the LWL-Preußenmuseum Minden, innovative, scenographic concepts for the redesign and reframing of this traditional museum were searched for. Under the direction of lecturer Johann Jörg, five interdisciplinary teams consisting of students from TU Berlin’s Bühnenbild and Architecture courses examined the exciting history of Prussia and its traces in Westphalia. Prof. Dr. med. Gerhard Kilger, a scenography expert and pioneer of the scene, provided the conceptual briefing and an inspiring input.

The student’s focus in the designs was on the breaking up of history, the transformation of content into a language of today and the visionary thinking of politics, society and architecture through awareness of their own history. Against the background of controversial discussions about Europe and the continuing migration debate, Prussia and its politics are more interesting than ever.

Five very different scenographic concepts were developed, with new, fresh readings and unusual, surprising translations into space, that were controversially discussed – but (unfortunately) only one concept can be realized:

We would like to congratulate Jakob Blazejczak, Anne Kummetz and Lukas Kesler – their design convinced the jury and will be developed further in the following months. In the television broadcast from WDR, the winning team reports on the challenging design work and the selected concept.

Students: Jakob Blazejczak, Thalia Budin, Svenja Christian, Anja Dietz, Anne-Marie Heydeck, Marian Jobke, Lukas Kesler, Anne Kummetz, Linda Rodenheber, Greta Wolf-Rosenbaum

Lecturer: Johann Jörg
Co-Lecturer: Bernhard Wedow



We cordially invite you to our OPEN DAY at our postgraduate course Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum:

Friday, 16th february 2018
5 to 8 pm, free admission
at the course’s studios (studio 484)  – Ackerstraße  76, 13355 Berlin (courtyard 3, staircase H, 4th floor)

The OPEN DAY offers all students interested in the postgraduate course insight into the master programme’s profile and application process. Attend an introductory lecture by our leadership, see project presentations and pitches or get directly in touch with our tutors and mentors as well as with students and alumni. There will be the possibility of an consultation appointment for applications for upcoming winter term.

You can find further information on the postgraduate course or application process on our website.

Please contact Salka Schulz, tel. 0049-30-31472174, at our head office for questions regarding the application process or any other concerns.

Exhibition Design: 100 Prozent Wolle

The exhibition opens up its theme – wool – to visitors of all ages. They have the opportunity to encounter and interact with the wool on a playful, sensual, intellectual or nostalgic level. There are spaces of encounter in every room, which are designed to encourage shared, active experience and exchange between generations. At the same time, visitors can deepen their knowledge of various related topics. These include the life of the shepherd and relationships with the animals; the production of wool; the transformation of raw wool into yarn; and the process of knitting, from stitches all the way up to the finished product. The visitor can try out everything — either with or without guidance.

In addition to a sculpture of a sheep that visitors can climb, highlights include a shepherd’s clothing and gear, a clothing rail that tells stories, and a flying carpet.

exhibition: 100 Prozent Wolle
place: Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Arnimallee 25, 14195 Berlin

vernissage: 5.11.2017 – 3 pm
opening hours: 7.11.2017 to 23.06.2019,  tuesday – friday 10 am – 5 pm, saturday – sunday 11 am – 6pm Uhr, mondays closed
entrance: 8 euro

realization: Margaret Schlenkrich (exhibition design) with Devin Martini (medial presentation)
mentor: Johann Jörg

Life Drawing

Life Drawing

We’ve opened our life drawing classes to guest participants!

Our life drawing crash course explores the nude in relation to the space it inhabits and thereby aims to nurture your ability to sketch and see. Working with both the naked and the clothed human form and guided by an understanding of anatomy and proportion, participants practice line drawings, silhouette analysis and cubistic representation of the human form in motion. The aim hereby is to strengthen ones ability to draw quick and confident figurative sketches – also, without a model.

Tutor: Michael Hegewald
Open to everyone interested (previous experience recommended, but not essential)
Number of participants: 8 guests (20 participants in total)

Scheduled dates:
Tue, 24.10.2017, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Tue, 07.11.2017, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Tue, 21.11.2017, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Tue, 05.12.2017, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Tue, 19.12.2017, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Tue, 09.01.2018, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Fees: 84 euros (Fee payable via invoice at the beginning of the course.)

Please bring: Graphite pencils (H-4B) and/or charcoal and ink and nibs or fineliner drawing pen and Bristol paper of varying quality (size A2 and above) – details will be discussed at the course.

Contact / sign up:

till 24. October 2017
Salka Schulz (office)
Tel. no.: 030/314-72174. Email:

Location: TU Berlin, Studio 484
Masterstudiengang Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum, Ackerstrasse 76, 13355 Berlin
(Entrance: Courtyard 3, Entrance H, 4th floor, left)

Il mondo della luna

“Warum der Blick durch das Fernrohr? Ist es, den Mond ganz nah zu Euch zu bringen oder Euch weit weg von der Erde? Würdet Ihr es ertragen, das Auge zu lösen vom Horizont und hinab zu schauen auf Eure Schuhe? Sicher besitzt Ihr welche, warm und fest, sonst hätte die Kälte längst Euren Blick gesenkt. Entschuldigt, ich weiß, Ihr seht nun einmal gerne nach vorne oder nach oben, das ist halt so. Nichts zu machen.”

Students of TU Berlin Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum cooperated with students of directing of Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler under the guidance of tutor Stefan Wiel to work on excerpts of the opera ‘Il Mondo della Luna’ (Joseph Haydn). The shows are staged on june 1st and 2nd 2017 and on july 7th and 8th 2017 and will be performed by students of singing, coaching and orchestra conduction of HfM Hanns Eisler.

shows: Thu, 01st june 2017, 8pm and fri, 02nd june 2017, 8pm at Musikbrauerei, Greifswalder Straße 23A, 10405 Berlin

Fri, 07th july 2017, 7pm and sat, 08th july 2017, 7pm at Studiosaal, Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin, Charlottenstraße 55, 10117 Berlin

entrance: 8€ / 5€ reduced

ticket hotline: 0049 (0)30-203092101 (mon-sat 10am-7pm, sun + holidays 12-6pm or online or via mail:

students TU Berlin:

Bianca Leonie Bauer, Nadja Sofie Eller, Victor Treushchenko-Bernhardt, Paulina Barreiro, Maike Häber

with students of singing, coaching and orchestra conduction of HfM Hanns Eisler.

(c) photoa: Bianca Leonie Bauer

Repertoire Landesbühnen Sachsen

At Landesbühnen Sachsen/Theater Radebeul our students developed stage and costume designs under the guidance of Prof. Kerstin Laube, for several plays for the theatre festival Irrtümer III_ Märchen und Mythen. The plays „Hans im Glück“ and „Die Geschichte der Tigerin“ will continue playing in season 17/18.

„Hans im Glück“
stage and costume design: Mona Hartmann und Susanne Wilk

„Die Geschichte der Tigerin“
stage design: Michaela Kirsche
costume design: Eric Schuhmacher

(c) photos: Theater Radebeul/Landesbühnen Sachsen

Filling the void

How to deal with the empty space was the key issue in this winter term’s scenography assignment with tutor Charlotte Tamschick. Eleven students of the first semester were assigned in teams to develop spatial strategies, models and texts for the briefing ‘Filling the void’ in correspondance to three different topics of either ‘object and light’, ‘object and moving images’ or ‘sound and light’. They were asked to evaluate different scenographic tools to find out how to transform and how to fill a space.

Participating students:  Paulina Barreiro, Jakob Blazejczak, Anne-Laure de la Fuente, Anja  Dietz, Nadja Sofie Eller, Mona Glaß, Maike Häber, Lukas Kesler, Takaya Kobayashi, Janina Sieber, Victor Treushchenko-Bernhardt

concert: Schubert’s “Winterreise” | 10th jan ’17

Cordial invitation to
WINTERREISE – song cycle Franz Schubert
Andrea Chudak (soprano) and Lidiya Naumova (guitar)
Tuesday, 10th January, 7.30 p.m.
Location: Studio 484 (Entrance H, 4th floor, left), TU Berlin

Master’s Program Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum, Ackerstrasse 76, 13355 Berlin
Free entry.

The artists Andrea Chudak (soprano) and Lidiya Naumova (guitar) will present Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise op. 89″ in an unusual orchestration. This song cycle comprises 24 songs, which Schubert composed in the autumn of 1827, a year before his death. The concert is part of the scenography project “Fremd bin ich eingezogen, fremd zieh ich wieder aus”. Lecturer Claudia Rohner embarks with her students on a journey towards Elfriede Jelinek’s „Winterreise“. Based on Franz Schubert’s song cycle, Jelinek’s journey leads her from the current state of our world back to individual events in her own biography. Feeling alienated by the world and her own life, she writes in a polyphonic stream of associations about loss, transience, alienation and loneliness. The result is a very personal piece of work, the starting point for the students exploration of “alienation”.

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Photo credit: Wolfgang Unger
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Irrtümer III Märchen und Mythen

It has almost become a tradition: in well-tried cooperation our students have been working with and for Landesbühnen Sachsen/Theater Radebeul. Under the guidance of Prof. Kerstin Laube they developed stage and costume designs for several plays as well as an overall visual concept für the theatre festival Irrtümer III  Märchen und Mythen. Four productions as well as several installations will be realised for the programm that is curated by the topic tales and myths.


The festival in its entity including all 9 plays and installations can only be seen five times, namely the 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 31st of october 2016!
Some plays will continue playing in the programme though. Further information (in German language) can be found at their website (Landesbühnen Sachsen).

students and projects:

„Reinecke Fuchs“ (P 2010)
stage design: Margaret Schlenkrich
costume design: Mona Hartmann and Susanne Wilk

„Hans im Glück“ (studio stage)
stage and costume design: Mona Hartmann and Susanne Wilk

„Die Geschichte der Tigerin“ (P25)
stage design: Michaela Kirsche
costume design: Eric Schuhmacher

„Liederabend 1001 Nacht“ (Goldene Weintraube)
spatial design and costumes: Lana Ramsay

forest installation (concept)
Mona Hartmann, Susanne Wilk

Höhlentor I und II
installation Lana Ramsay with Devin Martini
sound and projection: Devin Martini

entrance hall installation „Märchen und Kindheit“
Margaret Schlenkrich

mythical creatures in the forest
Eric Schuhmacher

installation „Märchen und Mythen- Ausstellung in Bild und Text“
Michaela Kirsche

books installation with sound and flower installation
Susanne Wilk

Magic City retail design

With the help of tutor Tobias Kunz (who is also in charge of the overall exhibition design) our students pitched retail concepts for the shop of Magic City. The exhibition will be showcasing a cross-section of art in urban and public space. Over 30 street artists, urban artists, illusion and anamorphic artists come together to create a “magic city” in Dresden, Germany.
The briefing requested an interior design idea (retail area, tables, displays, counter) as well as a spatial system, audiovisual media production and the lighting design.

Dorota Karolczak’s concept got selected and will be developed in cooperation with our partner SC Exhibitions. Magic City opens on October 1st, 2016 and travels to Munich in 2017.

exhibition opening: 1st october 2016, Zeitenströmung in Dresden, Germany
touring exhibition: 1st october 2016 – 8th january 2017 in Dresden, from april 2017 in Munich
website: Magic City

cooperation partner: SC Exhibitions
tutor: Tobias Kunz
guest critics:
Christoph Scholz, David de Zwaan, Carsten Cielobatzki, Franziska Ritter
students who pitched: Greta Bolzoni, Nadja Driller, Gabrielle-Marie Renard, Paula Trimbur
selected concept: Dorota Karolczak

(c) photos: Dorota Karolczak, Salka Schulz, Magic City

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