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How to sign up for ZAK courses

Please choose the course(s) you want to register for from the list “ZAK-Lehrangebote”: ZAK course registration. You can use the search function to search for names of lecturers or course titles.

At the end of each course description you will find a link that leads you to the registration form.

The registration period for the upcoming winter term 2017/18 starts on Thursday, October 5th, 2017.


If you need help filling in the form please contact Christine Karl: christine.karl∂kit.edu

Courses taught in English (for all Courses (in German and English) please see Website: ZAK-Anmeldekalender)

ZAK Courses taught in English

The Bumpy Roads of Maps: Critical and Creative Mapping
Nov. 27, 2017, 11:30 until 15:30
Geb. 01.87
ZAK SR B 5.26, 5. OG
Rüppurrer Str. 1a, Haus B
76137 Karlsruhe

Look on your right and left: Atlases, Google Earth or our car’s navigation system – we constantly produce and rely on maps. Make a stop and admit: these maps help us explore the unknown and nurture a sense of control. Take a big U-turn into the history: maps were pieces of craft with images of landscapes, architecture, humans, and imaginary creatures. Increase your speed and ride back to nowadays: maps lost that story-telling character and are mainly perceived as precise, indisputable representations of reality. Put on the glasses of a critic: these conventional maps reveal surprising normative connotations, limiting the visibility of diverse social realities. Be ready for a winding and creative road: we will critically look at maps by using historical, cultural, political and artistic lenses; we will discuss the mapping of human migration, environmental pollution, and others social dynamics interesting for you. If you are up for a wild ride: we will co-create new ideas and prototypes for alternative mapping. A cautionary tip: sufficient command of English is required in order to actively participate in all activities. Focus will be set on visual rather than written projects.
2–6 LP



Mon 27.11.17, 11:30–15:30

Mon 04.12.17, 11:30–15:30

Mon 11.12.17, 11:30–15:30

Mon 18.12.17, 11:30–15:30

Thu 21.12.17, 11:30–15:30

Lilia Raileanu
Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha, Direktorin
ZAK | Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Studium Generale
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Tel: 0721/608 42043
Mail:stgVcj0∂zak kit edu
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Christine Karl, M.A.
Telefon: 0721-608 42043


Coordination Studying / General Studies:
Ines Bott, M.A.
Telefon: 0721-608 46919

Dr. Christine Mielke
Telefon: 0721-608 46920