Désirée Förster

In her lecture Désirée Förster will give us in insight into her research on the topic of “Hybrid Art: on performative materialities and the mediality of embodiment” (Hybride Kunst: Von performativen Materialitäten und der Medialität der Verkörperung).

Désirée Förster MA is a doctoral student and academic assistant at the Institute of Arts and Media, University of Potsdam. She studied philosophy, comparative literature and media culture analysis in Bochum and Düsseldorf, worked among other things as program assistant at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (2013-2016), mainly in the projects “A Matter Theater” and “Technosphere”.  Furthermore, she curates and organizes events in collaboration with Berlin’s independent project scene. Her research interests lie in the experimental exploration of the relationship between humans and the environment, the testing of new perspectives on humans in connection with nonhuman others – as interwoven into hybrid, biotic and abiotic milieus – as well as the socio-political fields of action that are possible and necessary. Fields of research include: Art and Architecture, Phenomenology, Embodied Cognition.