Education and Art Mediation
The KW Institute for Contemporary Art’s Education and Teaching Program tackles topics and issues found in our art exhibitions and events. Working with children, teenagers, school classes, and adult visitors, we use a range of teaching techniques to deepen their understanding of art.
The KW Institute offers a range of regular guided tours accompanying our exhibitions.
Who or what is KW? An old building, formerly a margarine factory? Or a factory of dreams, full of exhibitions? How do artworks find their way into our exhibitions? Which topics and perspectives are represented? And what might we be missing?
We answer these and other questions in our workshops. Participants can sharpen their vision, ignite their creative impulse, and expand their knowledge of contemporary art discourse.
What am I seeing, hearing, and experiencing in this exhibition? What remains hidden from me? The exhibited artists, their works, and the space in which they are displayed offer us a starting point for dialogue. Individual and collective experiences, observations, expectations, and perspectives are discussed and explored in a professional setting.
The KW Institute’s Education and Teaching Projects work together with educational institutions, foundations, clubs, and networks to create spaces where nursery and school groups, students, and people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds can come together.
Long-term, thoughtfully considered Education and Teaching Projects are developed and implemented through our work with our collaborators. We value and action different repertoires of knowledge and experience by working with schools, youth centers, universities, Berlin-based initiatives, and other institutions in the capital. This is how we sustainably enable and support both collective and individual access to a range of topics and issues.
Our current collaborators are:
forty five degrees (collaborative studio for research & design) / a7.außeneinsatz / The Berlin Mondiale Network / Alfred-Nobel-Schule, Berlin-Neukölln / Berlinische Galerie / Berlinklusion / European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) / Heinz-Brandt-Schule, Berlin-Weißensee / The Hemingway School, Berlin-Mitte / Jugend im Museum e.V., Jugendkunstschule Pankow / Jugendzentrum New Way / Jugendgremium Schattenmuseum / KinderKulturMonat / Klik e.V. / Kreativhaus e.V., Berlin-Mitte / Kulturagenten für kreative Schulen / KUNSTHALLE am Hamburger Platz / Lab for Art Education / RAA Berlin / Ruth-Cohn-Schule für Sozialwesen, Berlin-Charlottenburg / side-views e.V. / Stiftung SPI / Berlin University of the Arts / Weißensee Academy of Art / Young Arts Neukölln.
Interested in collaborating with the KW’s teaching department?
We look forward to receiving your requests via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).