MAP experiences by Sara Salamon

MAP experiences by Sara Salamon

Tomislav Brajnović / Fri, 01/31/2014 - 20:58

 

My first mobility workshop in context of ADRIART project and ADRIART–related experiences was a documentary film course HiLoVV in Venice that included two weeks of intense work on the field and tested me and my capacities. I have learned so much and have met great student colleagues and mentors from other institutions. 

After HiLoVV and Venice I decided to apply for other ADRIART workshops such as Responsive Art in Public Realm in Graz, Emotional Landscape in Rijeka and Transmedia Narratives in Nova Gorica. The reasons for my applications are multiple. Mobility workshops guaranteed always great experiences, I found meeting and working with other students from different countries and learning about different cities and communities extremely inspiring and valuable and I felt that the connections that I made with peers and mentors would extend much longer. Also, being able to focus on a single project without doing anything else (and making great products and pieces that I'm always surprised with) is another reason, and of course, the greatest thing - learning new skills in an intense ‘hands-on’ process. I always recommended ADRIART workshops to other students at my home institution.

This year (2013-14) I enrolled a graduate program Media Arts and Practices (MAP) at Academy of Applied Arts (Carrier Module Intermedia) and I'm looking forward to new international experiences within MAP coursework that will help me with my master project. I am satisfied with MAP program, which is quite different and better of all study programs I have experienced. I am allowed to tailor my coursework by choosing modules and courses according to my master thesis project’s needs, so I can focus on issues and skill-acquisition that I find really pertinent. Our mentors have individual approach to all of us. It is interdisciplinary because you are always approaching your topic from different angles and using different theoretical and practical framework. I really like relationship with my mentors and colleagues and the working area. This is now my first semester at MAP study and I think that I already spread my horizons and learned a lot.