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Apply to join fellow teachers in Berlin to explore topics of identity and more. Storytelling is a fundamental practice of identity formation. Contemporary visual artists address the complexity of identity and tell stories as individuals and members of communities and social groups from across different positions of power, privilege, and oppression. We will connect visual storytelling to the work of teaching  - looking at how educators tell stories through curriculum, elicit stories from their students, and co-construct narratives about the world and our place in it. Berlin Berlin is a multicultural city transforming daily with the increased influx of immigrants and refugees joining the city’s population. 


The Power of Stories: Contemporary Art, Identity, and Race


Berlin, Germany

Program Dates:


  • Depart NYC: July 5, 2020
  • Dates in Berlin: July 6 - 13, 2020
  • Return: July 14, 2020
Application Deadline:

January 15, 2020

Potential Visits May Include:
  • "Visit/tour of Berlin Bienniale with co-curators: Renata Cervetto and Maria Berrios
  • Artist/studio visits: Diana Arce, "Hub Migration"
  • Cultural Visits 
  • Walking Tours
  • Conversations with artist/educator/activists.
  • School visits, discussions with educators in formal and informal learning spaces.
  • Hands-on creative experiences to support processing and reflection.

For questions about the program and application process, please contact or call 212-992-9380.


Jessica Hamlin

Clinical Assistant Professor of Art + Education

Dipti Desai

Professor of Art and Art Education (On Leave 2019-2020)


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