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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 sommer term 2018 starts on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018.


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

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The Bumpy Roads of Maps: Critical and Creative Mapping
Nov. 27, 2017, 11:30 - 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:stgJwe2∂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