The Intensive Independent International Amateur Academy is a fiercely interdisciplinary amateur academy.
It aims to cross-pollinate unlikely members of different professional backgrounds through a non-bureaucratic, non-hierarchical and material orientated approach. We understand the IIIAA as an experimental platform for exploring new forms of knowledge exchange, with a focus on everyday and practical working relationships with the materials and research topics of the respective practitioner.

The IIIAA was initiated by Kasia Fudakowski and Philipp Modersohn in 2018.
Marietta Auras joined the team in 2019. Find the program of the IIIAA 2018 here.


In a time in which we receive ever more feedback from the things with which we live and work, be that plant, element, slime mould, animal, or audience, we ask what might be the aims and desires of trees, cheese, concrete, jokes etc.? Are our attempts to control and manipulate, in fact enabling other unintended narratives to emerge and how should we respond?

Through scheduling a chain of diverse speakers, who stick around for a drink, we hope to create a lively and messy conversation across traditional, professional divides. Each weekday evening we want to combine two speakers to present their ideas in front of an open audience.


The IIIAA II takes place from July 22 to 27 2019 at Salon am Moritzplatz, Berlin

Short talks followed by discussion will be held every day from 7.30 to 9.00 pm

Monday 22nd of July:
 7:30 pm: Dr. Jose Luis Cuellar Camacho, Bio Physicist, FU Berlin &
Julian Schubert, Architect, Something Fantastic

Tuesday 23rd of July:
7:30 pm: Leonie Haenchen, Risk Communication and Crisis Journalism &
Lieven Lahaye, Librarian and Artist, Founder of Cataloging

Wednesday 24th of July:
7:30 pm: Katharina Haider, Art Conservator, Restorer and Plastics Specialist &
Laura Vittorelli, Lawyer, Water Politics

Thursday 25th of July:
4:00 pm: guided tour at the CEMEX concrete factory in Rüdersdorf (max 20 people)
7:30 pm Amelie Baier, Singer and Cultural Scientist &
Antonia Nannt & Sophie Heck, Container Experts (in german)

Friday 26th of July
7:30 pm: Elisa Storelli, Chronomorphologist &
Yidi Tsao, Performer and Mediator

Saturday 27th of July
11:00 am Panel Discussion | Salon am Moritzplatz
5:00 pm Visit 'Sternwarte im Stadtteilgarten Schillerkiez' (Tempelhofer Feld)
with Marc, Amateur Observatory Operator
7:00 pm Celebration, location to be confirmed


mail us here with any questions and proposals.