Übersetzen II (kkp)

Ruth Mateus-Berr
Art Sciences and Art Education, Didactics of Art and Interdisciplinary Education
2021W, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03346


Mandatorily linked to the subject-based internship (FASP) at the school and supervision for students of the Angewandte.

ARTISTIC RESEARCH in the classroom and in art and music settings: Memory-Forgetfulness-Dementia

In this seminar, which is compulsory alongside the school internship (prerequisite: LV: Introduction to subject-related didactics), we will work with methods of artistic research, Phenomena Based Learning, socially oriented design and socially engaged art on the topic of dementia.


Pupils are increasingly touched by the topic of dementia due to their grandparents being affected by it, but they - as well as large parts of society - are not (yet) able to deal with it. 125 million people worldwide have dementia, including 10 million in Europe. Every 3 seconds, the number of people affected increases and by 2050, cases will have doubled. Personal and societal challenges are the result. Together with art, music, dance & design educators, artists, teachers, multimedia art therapists, authors, designers, performers, we are now developing the first art-based teaching concept to sensitize young people to dementia as a learning content in school and to find creative approaches in particular.

According to a European study, ageism is more common than sexism and racism. Freiburg researcher Christian Maggiori: 28 percent of the people surveyed in the study said they had experienced age discrimination in the previous year. Sexism was mentioned by 22 percent and racism by 12 percent, as Maggiori explained in a published interview with the newspaper "La Liberté".

Translating II/KKP takes place as part of an artistic research project demedarts https://www.demedarts.com/:

This semester this course takes place in cooperation with the department "Music in Dialogue" of the Institute for Music Pedagogical Research, Music Didactics and Elementary Music Making (IMP) at the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna https://www.mdw.ac.at/imp/musik-im-dialog/.

This course is embedded in the project DEMEDARTS, funded as A-609 PEEK project by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). DEMEDARTS addresses the questions of how art and design strategies can help students in elementary and secondary schools to develop more empathy towards people with dementia and how artistic research can impact intergenerational well-being of people with dementia, the project meets this question with a holistic and transdisciplinary approach. As part of the seminar, we will work with students* but also, if possible (Covid-19), with people with dementia in nursing homes.

The subject-related internship is to be thematically aligned with the course. (PS: By the way, this saves you from having to do a theoretical accompanying paper, which has to be handed in for all other teaching subjects!)


Study: ageism more common than sexism and racism. 2018: https://www.swissinfo.ch/ger/studie--altersdiskriminierung-haeufiger-als-sexismus-und-rassismus/44646874 (accessed 7/9/2021) -https://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/data/themes.html?t=ageism (accessed 7/9/2021)

Examination Modalities

>Please discuss this topic with your mentors at the schools right at the beginning! They will have to develop their teaching units together with students from the University of Music on this topic!

Continuous attendance, active participation, reflection on the own teaching concept and the implementation during the courses, as well as the cooperation in the team, willingness to cooperate !

Absences (max. 3 with certificate)

Presentation of interdisciplinary artistic interactions and mediation concepts.

Submission of a written didactic seminar paper of 15,000 characters without spaces, as well as worksheets for teaching and literature in the appendix.

This course may be taken as a compensation/elective 'from subject didactics'/or as a focus choice general/co-requisite, but may also constitute a part of the MA internship, if applicable.


Compulsory attendance for all specified courses.

Please read carefully the information provided by the Rector's Office via their uni-ak.ac.at - email address. There may be constant changes due to Covid-19!


Please read the information from the Rectorate carefully via your uni-ak.ac.at email address. There can be constant changes due to Covid-19!

Links zu Projekten Kunst & Demenz:

PEEK Project FWAR 00366 D.A.S. Artistic Research on Patterns of Perception and Action in the

Context of an Aging Society (2015-2019) https://www.dementiaartssociety.com/. “Dementia. Arts. Society.” Examples:

Sensual Fake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS8eqKotEro&feature=youtu.be

Collage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPQPobcQHdg&feature=youtu.be

Archive of confusion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71dLCFqJ_oA&feature=youtu.be

Many institutions, such as e.g. Arts4Dementia initiate art and creativity events.

Vivien Conacher (Arts4dementia)


Lisa Lort created the “Reawakening Dance” workshop  “SingAbout” is a social singing activity based on

a recognized music therapy created by Arts4Dementia. Arts4dementia  Julian West et al (2019) analyzed co-creative art groups for people with dementia. 

Textile artist Weiss creates textile prototypes called Memo (2019) for dementia therapy. https://aks-blog.de/memories/.

Tina Lindenhovius (2018) developed a live-sized mock up of a bus at the age home in the Netherlands, to give people with dementia a virtual bus ride. https://www.dw.com/de/kreative-therapie-eine-imagin%C3%A4re-busfahrt-gegen-die-demenz/a-45471866 DEMENZ

DINGE (2018) focusses with their designers on life hacks to improve the quality of relationship between people with dementia and their family members. https://www.folkwanguni.de/home/hochschule/aktuell/vollanzeige/newsdetail/


Empowering people with dementia through artistic engagement, the Alzheimer’s Society and Arts4Dementia https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/Care-and-curemagazine/winter-18/tandem-arts-and-dementia . TAnDEM


Literaturempfehlungen (allgemein):

Schützendorf, Erich & Datum, Jürgen (2019) Anderland entdecken, erleben, begreifen: Ein Reiseführer in die Welt von Menschen it Demenz. München: Ernst Reinhardt Verlag. König, Jutta & Zemlin, Claudia (2016) 100 Fehler im Umgang mit Menschen mit Demenz udn was Sie dagegen tun können. Hannover: Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft mbh & Co.KG Messer, Barbara (2017) 100 Tipps für die Validation.Hannover: Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft mbh & Co.KG Pape-Raschen, Katja (2012) 100 Fragen zur Kommunikation mit Menschen mit Demenz. Hannover: Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft mbh & Co.KG Leu, Irene (2019). Mit Demenz leben, aber wie? Perspektiven für Betroffene und Pflegende. Tschechische Republik: Zytglogge.  


Key Words

Fachdidaktik, Übersetzen, Wahlfach, dance, interdisziplinär, Künstlerische Forschung, Demenz, Demedarts, 609 PEEK Projekt gefördert vom österr. Wissenschaftsfonds (FWF), Interdisziplinär, Transdisziplinär, Social Oriented Design, Social Engaged Arts, Artistic Research, Empathie, Disziplinübergreifend, Gesundheit, Medizin, Pflege, Kunst, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, digitalization, Digitalisierung, soziale Praxis, Schwerpunkt Kunst, inclusion, Inklusion, Global Goal No.3, Health and Well-being, Social Design, Pflichtfach, copy art, performance, music, design


13 October 2021, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 21 , "Kick-off, Vorstellung, Erwartungen"
20 October 2021, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 21 , "Information: Demenz"
27 October 2021, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 21 , "Präsentation: Kunst & Demenz, Formation der interdisziplinären Gruppen"
03 November 2021, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 21 , "interdisziplinäre Gruppenarbeit, Präsentation der ersten Unterrichtskonzeptideen & Feedback"
10 November 2021, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 21 , "Präsentation der Unterrichtskonzepte & Feedback"
17 November 2021, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 21 , "Durchführung der Unterrichtskonzepte in der NMS 1030 Kölblgasse"
24 November 2021, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 21 , "Erfahrungsaustausch"
01 December 2021, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 21 , "Erfahrungsaustausch"
15 December 2021, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 21 , "Erfahrungsaustausch bzw. Programm nach Wunsch der Studierenden"
12 January 2022, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 20 , "Erfahrungsaustausch bzw. Programm nach Wunsch der Studierenden"
26 January 2022, 10:15–11:45 Seminar Room 20 , "Präsentation in der Schule, bei Projektpartner*innen; Evaluierung"

Course Enrolment

From 29 June 2021, 11:16 to 03 October 2021, 16:16
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): Fachdidaktische Theorie und Praxis (kkp): FOR: Übersetzen II - Schulischer Kontext (FASP kkp), SE

Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (Master): Electives Area 2: Art Didactics

Individual courses: possible