Studio Discussions at the Kinderkunsthaus
Curiosity knows no age. In March 2017 the series “Studio Discussions in the Kinderkunsthaus” began. With exciting guests from science, art and culture we talk about the moving topics of our time, about successful life, the meaning of art, about neurobiology and genetic research, about what awaits us in the future and what the past teaches us. With the studio discussions we want to give food for thought, open ourselves and others to new things, sensitize to important topics and encourage reflection on our own lives and the world.
The events will be moderated by Sylvia Griss of Bayerischer Rundfunk, head of the editorial department Kultur Aktuell, responsible for the magazines Capriccio and ttt (ARD) as well as many cultural programmes on Bayern 2 (e.g. Kulturwelt, Kulturjournal, Diwan Radiotexte, Nachtstudio, Sozagen).

Studio Discussions 2019: Creativity - key competence of the future
Facing an ever faster changing world of life and work and a future that is completely unpredictable today, creativity is becoming a central future competence. This is the unanimous opinion of scientists, futurologists and economic experts. At the same time, creativity is considered the key to individual happiness and success. Creativity has become a magic word of our time. From the very beginning, promoting it has been a central concern of the Kinderkunsthaus. On two evenings we will talk to creative people, artists and scientists about what creativity actually is and what we need it for, what drives particularly creative people to creative peak performances, what the reasons are for the fact that we are sometimes so little creative and what can be done about it, how we as adults can strengthen and promote child creativity – and invite you to become creative yourself.

Mon, 21.10.19 | 7.30 pm | Workshop Vernissage with Daniel Man
On Monday, October 21, a new series of events was opened at the Kinderkunsthaus with the “Workshop Vernissage” by the artist Daniel Man. We thank all participants for a very interesting and inspiring evening.
The event also marked the end of this year’s series of “Workshop Talks”, which in 2019 had the motto “Creativity”. Specifically for this theme series, Daniel Man created his latest work of art entitled “A Leap into the Void”, which he presented exclusively in our workshop.
In a conversation with Sylvia Griss, head of the multimedia cultural editorial department of BR, and invited guests from art, literature, media, business and education, Daniel Man gave insights into his art, his career and his work. His creativity is impressively reflected in his work, where abstraction meets figuration, text meets image, traditional craftsmanship meets StreetArt. His works – mostly space-related installations – show the diversity of his oeuvre and can be seen in major museums and galleries, including Bremen, Wuppertal, Hamburg, Leipzig, the Lenbachhaus in Munich and now also the Kinderkunsthaus.
The artwork “Ein Sprung ins Leere” hangs in our entrance area and can be viewed during the regular opening hours of the open programme (Tue to Fri 2 – 6 pm, Sat/Sun 10 – 6 pm).

Mon, 13.05.19 | 7.30 pm | Prof. Dr. Daniela Braun: „Creativity as the key to the future“
Our society is in a state of upheaval. Children are increasingly dependent on basic skills in order to be enabled to lifelong learning and to meet the complex demands of society. Creativity, understood as the ability to solve problems by finding new solutions, is becoming a key competence for human and social development.
On this evening, we want to talk about what we actually understand by creativity, why creativity is so important for the challenges of future life, how creativity contributes to building positive self-concepts and satisfied and strong personalities, and what adults can do to strengthen children’s creativity as one of the most important life skills.

Mon, 25.02.19 | 7.30 pm | Prof. Hermann Vaske: „Why are we creative?“
For over 30 years Hermann Vaske has been filming the most fascinating artists and thinkers in the world. Vaske confronted thousands of creative people from a wide range of creative disciplines, including more than 50 Oscar and Nobel Prize winners, Emmy and Biennial winners, with the question “Why are you creative? The answers Vaske received are as varied and fascinating as his interlocutors. They show what fulfills us most, what makes us human and motivate us to think about our own creativity.

Studio Discussions 2018: The world of tomorrow - designing change
We are in a time of change. In the next twenty years our living and working world will change to an extent that we cannot even foresee today. In many cases, the future is perceived as uncertain, alienated and frightening. At the same time, however, it is a time in which new ideas, new possibilities and new perspectives are emerging. On three evenings, we will talk to experts from the fields of education and futurology about how we can prepare our children for the challenges of a still uncertain future, what a new, sustainable learning culture can look like and what changes we have to adapt to. Beyond the destructive apocalyptic mood and uncritical all-will-be-well optimism, we take a look into the future and discuss what course we can set today to be prepared for social change and to help shape it ourselves.

Mon, 15.10.2018 | 7.30 pm | Prof. Dr. Reinhold Popp: “Confidence instead of fear of the future. The world in flux – the focus on people.”
In times of change, visions of the future and fears of the future are in full swing. This evening we want to talk about what research can realistically tell us about our future and future quality of life and how fear of the future and confidence are related to our longing for security and the power of our subconscious. However, answers to concrete questions about the future are also to be provided on the basis of scientific analyses: How realistic is the fear of the technological consequences of digitalization? Are robots taking our jobs away? Will artificial super-intelligence soon rule over humanity? Is a war of generations threatening? Will today’s youth really have poor job opportunities in the future? Is the family a discontinued model? Will we work until 70? Will the working world become radically more flexible? Will the state pension system collapse soon? Is the middle class disappearing? How threatening is immigration?

Wed, 07.03.2018 | 7.30 pm | Lienhard Valentin: „Learning for the world of tomorrow“
This evening is about the question of how we can prepare children for a future that is completely unpredictable today. With the background of an ever more rapidly changing society, education is also facing a new task that has hardly been recognized yet. It is no longer enough to impart comprehensive knowledge. In order to meet the challenges of the future, children must learn to approach the world creatively, responsibly and with foresight, to orientate themselves in it and to find appropriate answers to the questions they face.

Studio discussions 2017: Learning for life / to live
What do children need today to become happy adults, how can they grow and develop, what is the importance of interpersonal relationships and how can (and should) we shape them? On three evenings this year, the topics of growth, values and relationships will be the focus of attention. With experts from the fields of psychology, education and neuroscience we will talk about the current state of science and specifically about how we can help children start their lives.

Wed, 08.11.2017 | 7.30 pm | Prof. Dr. Joachim Bauer: „Relationship, resonance, cooperation – What parents and teachers can learn from brain research“
The findings of genetic and brain research show that people are not primarily oriented towards egoism and competitive thinking, but towards cooperation and resonance. Recognition, appreciation, affection and trust are the neurobiological fuel of motivation systems. The brain rewards successful relationships by releasing messenger substances that generate good feelings and health. Good relationships are thus the fundamental prerequisite for joy of life, motivation and willingness to perform. On this evening we will talk about how our “social brain” functions, the importance of interpersonal relationship experiences and the way we form relationships ourselves on the biological processes – and thus on health – of our body, and how the findings of modern neuroscience can be put to practical use in education, but also in everyday life.

Mon, 10.07.2017 | 7.30 pm | Dr. Jan-Uwe Rogge: „Children need values.“
Children need values, children want values because they provide support and orientation. But at the same time, children and young people protest against values, question them, test them for their truthfulness. Social and moral development tasks are central moments in the life of adolescents, during which they need to be accompanied and supported by adults. They must not evade these tasks if the children are not to be left without support and orientation. The lecture will deal with values such as civil courage, self-confidence, independence, compassion, respect and esteem for fellow human beings and how parents and educators can exemplify and convey these values in a way that is appropriate for the age and development of the children.

Mon, 27.03.2017 | 7.30 pm | Prof. Dr. Michaela Brohm-Badry: „Don’t Stop Me Now: How we make children and young people happy, strong in character and productive.“

People want to grow, develop and learn – this is shown by the results of motivation research and positive psychology. Motivation is an important life and learning energy, positive emotions and clear values are the basis for development success. What can we do so that our children, our young learners, our pupils start, stay engaged and complete? How do we move them? And also: How can we support people to motivate themselves to be honest and happy? What works? In close interaction of input and practice, you will learn the basics of performance motivation research and positive psychology on this evening and can immediately try them out in scientifically proven exercises. You can use the contents at home, in your everyday work with your learners, your children or to increase your own motivation.