For participants, tutors, or visitors of the Summer Course
The OPEN SPACE project is a tool for self-motorized exchange and self-organized knowledge transfer which was initiated in 2010 by Berno Odo Polzer and had lots of response in 2012, 2014 and 2016 too. Regardless of whether you are a course participant, tutor, or visitor of the Summer Course: If you want to organize your own public meeting, discussion or talk, give a lecture, present a work or thought, play musical recordings, screen a film, or propose other public events, the OPEN SPACE rooms at the Summer Course campus offer the framework to do so. OPEN SPACE is set up as an autonomous public zone, a platform for self-organized exchange complementary to the official curriculum of the Darmstadt Summer Course.
OPEN SPACE rooms can be reserved from 15 to 28 July 2018 on place only, details on rooms and their equipment will be announced early enough. To avoid any false expectations, we would like to point out that the OPEN SPACE rooms are not suitable for extensive concert presentations but are intended to be suitable for smaller formats where personal exchange and meeting new people are the primary focus.
OPEN SPACE is a tool for self-organized exchange and knowledge transfer complementary to the official curriculum of the Summer Course. There are three simple rules for using the OS that are meant to facilitate self-organized activities:
Don’t leave traces.
Make things possible for others.
The doer decides, the decider does.
All OS activities are self-organized, that means that there is no staff assigned to the rooms. The organization and realization of activities, the preparation, build-up, usage of equipment and cleanup after the event are the responsibility of the respective initiator(s). If you need support you can find someone from the OS team at the festival office. OS is public, that means that all activities organized within it are publicly announced and accessible to the public. OS is not a private rehearsal or work space.
How to organize a project in the OS (possible from 15 to 28 July 2018 only):
Step 1: Choose an OS room with equipment suitable for your project.
Step 2: Check the OS Wall Calendar (available from 15 to 28 July 2018 at Lichtenbergschule) for a free slot in the respective OS room.
Step 3: Inscribe your project into the OS Wall Calendar.
Step 4: Provide the following information (Date, Time (hh:mm–hh:mm), OS Space No., Name, Title, Short Desciption, Language and Contact Information) via our online form. The total time includes time for set-up and clean-up!
We need your inscription by 5 pm the day before your project. Otherwise it cannot be announced properly.
Please keep us informed about changes or in case you cancel your project!
Please make sure early enough that all technical devices in the room are working.
Your project will be made public in the OS online calendar. Please, take care of your audience: spread the word, invite people to join your project. If you want to make changes, check the OS Wall Calendar, inform the OS coordinator and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
How to attend projects in the OS
All projects taking place in the OS are open to the public and admission is free.
A daily schedule of the OS program will be accessible via:
Please check regularly for updates!
Ludwigshöhstraße 105, 64285 Darmstadt
Ground Floor: OS Wall Calendar, OS showcase
First Floor: OS rooms 1 – 6
15 July 2018, 14:00 – 19:00
16 – 27 July 2018, 10:00 – 19:00
28 July 2018, 10:00 – 14:00
tables, chairs, music stands, Wi-Fi, overhead projector, video projector with VGA
tables, chairs, music stands, Wi-Fi, overhead projector
tables, chairs, music stands, blackboard, Wi-Fi, video projector with VGA, overhead projector, stereo studio speaker
tables, chairs, music stands, white board, Wi-Fi, video projector with VGA
tables, chairs, music stands, blackboard, Wi-Fi, video projector with VGA,PA system (2 loudspeakers on tripods, 8 channel mixer, 2 microphones with stands, minijack cable with 3.5 mm connector for a laptop)
tables, chairs, music stands, Wi-Fi, piano, video projector with HDMI, PA system
(2 loudspeakers on tripods, 8 channel mixer, 2 microphones with stands, minijack cable with 3.5 mm connector for a laptop)
OS Stage / Mensa
chairs (big audience), music stands, stage,Wi-Fi, video projector with VGA, small PA system with minijack (2 loudspeakers, 3.5 mm connector)