The creative think tank of the Cultural Promotion Department is entering its third round! We are looking for creative students of all kinds of art - with or without previous artistic experience! The only requirement: You should be curious and open to get involved in an artistic experiment/project that is about inspiration, interpretation and chaos in the broadest sense. The project will start in December 2022 and run until March 2023. In the summer semester of 2023, there will also be various final events/presentations to present individual results to the public. The exact dates have not yet been set.
What is #United We Create?
The idea of #United We Create is: we bring our creative talents together and inspire each other to create new ideas and projects. The project is divided into three consecutive creative periods of several weeks with different artistic focuses, for which we need all the creative potential of the students!
What is the theme?
This year we have chosen the theme CHAOS. We would like to motivate and inspire you to deal with the theme artistically in different ways. We would like to give you different suggestions: Literally, the term chaos means disorder or mess. Etymologically, the term means "the vast empty space" and is to be seen as an opposite term to "cosmos", the Greek term for world order. The unpredictability of processes can also be referred to as chaos. Chaos is a topic that can be understood very broadly and can be dealt with both in a personal context - "chaos in the head", as well as very philosophically, or even politically with regard to chaotic conditions in the world or in juxtaposition to certain systems of order. The theme should inspire you to seek a creative approach to the concept of chaos.
After our info night, you can register for one or more of the three phases. At the beginning of your respective creative phase you will receive your individual inspiration from us. The participants in phase 1 will receive an inspiration selected by us on the topic of CHAOS. The participants in phases 2 and 3 will receive at least one of the works created in the previous phase(s) as inspiration. The selection of who will receive which inspiration will be made at random by the Cultural Promotion Department. Works will also be distributed more than once. The distribution is anonymous. The participants meet each other only at the information night and at the end of the project - during the artistic process each participant works alone with their respective inspiration.
Phase 1 - Visual Arts
Registration: until 18.12.
Creative phase: 19.12. - 22.01.
Those of you who have a passion for photography, videos, painting, comics or graphic design may be inspired by our sent quotes and song lyrics during the first phase. We will collect the results and anonymously pass them on as a source of inspiration to the registered participants from phase 2 "Literature":
Phase 2 - Literature and Lyrics
Registration: until 22.01.
Creative phase: 25.01. - 26.02.
In the second phase, those of you who like to write will create poems, short stories or poetry slams. We will collect the texts and pass them on as an anonymous source of inspiration to the registered participants from phase 3 "Music":
Phase 3 - Music and Sound
Registration: until 26.02.
Creative phase: 01.03. - 02.04.
The photos, images, short films, graphic novels and texts created in the first two phases will in turn inspire the musicians among you to compose or write new songs in the third and final phase.
How do I handle the inspiration?
It is important to us that you understand that the inspiration sent to you is an impulse not an assignment. Take the inspiration as a suggestion and combine it with your own perception, criticism, vision, questions, worries, experiences or whatever comes to your mind about chaos! Always keep in mind: The inspiration should not limit you in your artistic freedom!
In the end, we will see how the individual works develop during the course of the project. What can emerge when a community bundles its potentials? What creative forces are released? What different interpretations are there? And can the resulting creative chaos be brought back into a manageable order at the end?
How do I participate?
Register on our homepage for the phase for which you would like submit something. You can also register for more than one phase. If you do, please write in the comments that you have also registered for another phase.
You can register here:
Phase 1 - visual arts | registration possible until 18.12.2022
Phase 2 - literature and text | registration possible until 22.01.2023
Phase 3 - music and sound | registration possible until 26.02.2023
What happens next?
After completion of the three phases, we will meet again for an exchange of all participants at a final event in the summer semester 2023. You will get to know the artists you inspired or were inspired by. This way our creative network will grow, you can give us feedback and we will present some of the submitted works.
In addition, the best submissions will be shown at the end at a vernissage and afterwards in an exhibition. There, you can network with the other participants.
Who can participate?
The project is open for all students from any of the STWNO’s locations. You don’t have to be a professional to participate. However, you should be open to new creative challenges. Even if you’ve never shared your poems/photographies/music etc. with the public – this is your chance to be creative!
This project is only possible with a creative community. Help us and spread the word! Share our project! Do you know someone who loves editing and producing videos? Do you have a friend who writes amazing texts but never publishes them anywhere?
Any questions? We summarize everything you need to know in our video:
If you have any questions please contact:
Conditions of participation:
Everyone who is a student at one of the Studentenwerk’s universities or colleges can participate!