Bio

Dr.-Ing. Margit Schild

Margit Schild is an engineer, curator, artist and author. She doctorated at the University of Hanover and studied landscape and open space planning and worked as a lecturer and guest professor at various universities, including the Berlin University of the Arts and Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada. 2016 – 2020 she was a “collaborator” in “Leaning Out of Windows (LOoW). Art and Physics Collaborations through Aesthetic Transformations”, a four-year SSHRCC funded interdisciplinary art and science project at Emily Carr University. In 2015, she directed her first documentary film “Drifting” on flight and migration. “Orten”, also a documentary is her first full-length film. In addition to her work as a director, she is co-founder of the “School of the Provisional”. In 2017 Margit curated a symposium on “Improvisation” at the HKW House of World Cultures. She lives and works in Berlin as well as in Canada.

2011-2014 Artist in Residence, (in a team with Ingrid Koenig and Elvira Hufschmid) at TRIUMF, Canada´s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver BC, Canada V6T 2A3, www.triumf.ca

2010  Visiting Artist at Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, Canada – DAAD Stipendiatin (with Elvira Hufschmid, Fall Semester 2010)

2010 Lectureship (with Elvira Hufschmid) for interdisciplinary teaching at the »Music« Department, University of Arts, Berlin

2009 Fellowship »KunstKommunikation« at »DA Kunsthaus Gravenhorst«/ Münster/Germany for the video project »migrating site«, with Antje Havemann and Elvira Hufschmid, www.da-kunsthaus.de

2007-2009 Visiting professor for »artistic transformation processes« in a team of eleven artists and academics at the University of Arts Berlin/Germany 

»Karl-Hofer-Award 2006«, University of Arts Berlin, interdisciplinary art prize for the art project »Stille Post!« in a team of eleven artists and academics

2005 PhD on »Temporary Installations in Landscape Architecture« at the Leibniz University Hannover/Germany, Faculty for Architecture and Landscape Science 

1995-2004 Research Assistant at the »Institute for Urban Open Space Development and Planning Sociology« at the Leibniz University Hannover/Germany, Faculty for Architecture and Landscape Science

1993 Diploma in »Landscape Architecture and Open Space Planning«, at the Leibniz University Hannover/Germany, Faculty for Architecture and Landscape Science