Workshop situation at ZKM
What if Educators took over the Museum?
Thu, March 21, 2024 – Fri, March 22, 2024, Open Lab
Foyer, Atrium 8+9
Languages: German, English

The concept of the »useful museum« sees art institutions as places for social responsibility and defines curatorial practice as social practice. This is where the »Non-Conference« comes in and asks: What if educators took over the museum?

In open workshops, radio discussions, lectures and over a shared meal, we want to think about topics such as health, technology, education and society from an artistic perspective.

We will be guided by the following scenarios:
What if museums were responsible for society's wellbeing? 
What if museums changed our notion of technology?
What if museums inspired us to do things artistically?
What if educators took over the museum?

Radio broadcast
Starting Thu, 21.03., 3:15 pm

We welcome participants from the ZKM's interlocal network as well as museum staff, (art) educators, cultural practitioners, students and policy makers.

At the Non-Conference we will discuss with Tania Aedo, Asian Feminist Studio for Art and Research (AFSAR), Leonhard Bartolomeus, Kathrin Gerling and Anna-Lena Meiners, Alistair Hudson, Sarah Jansen, Anna Jehle and Juliane Schickedanz, Markus Klute, Nicole KreckelMicha Pallesche, Clive Parkinson, Renan Laru-An, Tina Lorenz, Shusha Niederberger and others, and follow workshops by Cem A., Cola Taxi OkayDas Bündnis für kulturelle Bildung, DIDAE (Digital Didactics in Art Education), Erdmännchen&Bär (Digital learning - For everyone), Kitchen_Ferm_Lab and others.

The Non-Conference will take place on site, the talks and radio discussions will be broadcast live as a radio stream. You can tune in to the radio stream via the ZKM website, Station of Commons relaying on lumbung Radio, and Campus Radio Karlsruhe. Individual contributions will be published afterwards.

The Non-Conference will be held in German and English. 
Individual English-language contributions will be translated.




Janine Burger
Alexandra Hermann
Alistair Hudson
Barbara Kiolbassa
Fanny Kranz

Project team

Art Mediation: Lisa Bartling, Banu Beyer, Regine Frisch, Cora Lugger, Denise Neumann, Lilli Roser, Majuri Shanmugamani, Ulrich Steinberg
Booking: Silke Sutter
Communication: Marlen Ernst, Paul Herz, Svenja Liebig, Anne Thomé, Anouk Widmann
Event Department: Viola Gaiser (management), Wolfgang Knapp, Lucy Stockinger
Event Planning: Henning Möller, Marcus Thiel, Manuel Weber (management)
Exhibition Technical Service: Martin Mangold (Head), Leonie Rök and Team
Scenography: Matthias Gommel
Video Studio: Moritz Büchner, Max Clausen, Sabine Jäger, Andy Koch, Lisa Michel, Osama Tashfee Mughal, Dan Samuel Pariyarathu, Christina Zartmann (Head)

Employees across all departments of ZKM | Karlsruhe

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe

This event is made possible by the support of the Center for Cultural Participation Baden-Württemberg (ZfKT) - an institution of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts

With the kind support of