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Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art: A Berlin Intensive at the Juncture of Theory, Praxis and Art


Conceived in 2014, the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (SFSIA) is a nomadic academy that emphasizes theory and discourse informing artistic and architectural practice in our moment of Cognitive Capitalism wherein the brain and mind are the new factories of the twenty-first century.

SFSIA originated in Saas-Fee, Switzerland in 2015 and migrated to Berlin, Germany in 2016. The institute was founded by artist and theorist Warren Neidich and co-directed by art critic and poet Barry Schwabsky. Sarah Beadle serves as Director of Administration.

SFSIA consists of seminar-style lectures, deep readings, and workshops. An evening lecture program is free and open to the public. We encourage all genre of artists, film-makers, poets, philosophers, architects, critical theorists, and curators whose practice could use an invigorating jolt of new theory to seriously consider applying for the program.

In 2018 a new program will be hosted by Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles in addition to Berlin. The Berlin program will be announced March 1, 2018. Our exciting faculty consists of philosophers, scientists, practicing artists, architectural thinkers, curators and critical theorists.