About me

Dr.-Ing. Margit Schild

Margit Schild is a filmmaker, artist and curator. 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. In 2015, she directed her first documentary film “Drifting” on flight and migration. In addition to her work as a director, she is co-founder of the “School of the Provisional”. This fall Margit is curating a symposium on “Improvisation” at the HKW House of World Cultures. She lives and works in Berlin as well as in Canada. Orten is her first full-length film.

  • 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 

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