lightweight luggage for transitioning

Tracing the spirit
of the Nordic Summer University
in 4 video digestions
by Stephanie Hanna zu Thun und Lassen

  1. impressions and reflections
    What is so special about the NSU?
    Some thoughts by educational researcher Kerstin von Brömssen
    and artistic curatorial researcher Kristian Jeff Agustin

  2. on being (a keynote)
    Recounting an experimental presentation
    by journaling artistic researcher Myna Trustram

  3. being a part
    A video digestion of
    “Alienation and Acceleration. Towards a Critical Theory of Late-Modern Temporality” by sociologist Hartmut Rosa, NSU Press 2010

  4. alpha centauri does (not) care (about us)
    A lunch conversation with feminist philosopher Naomi Scheman
    featuring video footage by Vineta Gailite

On Wednesday, July 29th, at 6.30 pm, there will be a video screening in Berlin, followed by a discussion — on location as well as online — at 7.30 pm CEST.

RSVP for attending the Berlin screening and discussion:
email <info(at)stephaniehanna(dot)de>

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Please note that for the physical screening, we will follow the usual hygienic regulations, keeping physical distance and wearing masks, and the places are limited. RSVP to make your reservation.

lightweight luggage for transitioning: on being (a keynote)

Wanting to be a keynote… Not wanting to be a keynote.

Wanting to say wise things… But feeling unable to.

How to change conventions of framing and attention in a practical exploration by Dr. Myna Trustram, recounted by herself, and in a video observation by Stephanie Hanna.

In this trace, Stephanie (@zu.thun_und.lassen) asks
How can thoughts help to transition our state of being?

You can find more traces of keynote reflections here:


lightweight luggage for transitioning, intro: what is the nordic summer university?

Stephanie Hanna, one of our artist-researchers finding #TracesofNorth in the Nordic Summer University:

“During the summer meeting in Estonia in 2019, I asked long-term, returning and first-time attendees about their impressions and recollections of this self-organised institution. From here, I will trace the h*story of the Nordic Summer University audio-visually through a subjective digestion of some of the keynote lectures which most appeal to me, offering theoretical thoughts which can incite emancipatory transitioning. I will digest these in a series of video observations called lightweight luggage for transitioning.”

lightweight luggage for transitioning

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Introducing: Project 5

How do we trace the shifting relation between a body and an idea? How can we embed the out-of-body experience, of an abstract idea, in a sensory experience?

Stephanie Hanna brings her pluridisciplinary art skills to glimpsing NSU’s memories. Winding back through NSU’s archive of keynote speeches, Stephanie will search for thoughts that give direction, hope and momentum for emancipatory transitioning into solid-ary forms of being and thinking together.

Welcome to a growing video library of embodied thoughts: segments of speeches that once sparked ideas will be re-voiced and overlaid with close, meditative, video observations of everyday actions.

Follow Stephanie’s journey of digging and excavating gems in the most unexpected places and combinations.

Photo by Andy Beales on @Unsplash