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Signatures of students interested in the continuing professorship of Susanne M. Winterling

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams Oslo, Oslo
34 Signatures Goal: 100

Urgent: Open letter to the Academy of Fine Art / Oslo National Academy of the Arts

We, the students of the Fine Art Academy, would like our opinion to be taken in consideration in the decision making process of the continuation of the professorship of Susanne M. Winterling. With this letter we express her utmost importance and role as professor in our education. For many of us, she has made an immense effort and work to develop our skills in critical thinking in and around our artistic practices and beyond. Susanne brings new energies to the institution through her work in organizing the lectures that we gain a lot of knowledge and skills from. We also believe that she compliments the pool of professors and teachers significantly by her unique pedagogical approach and engagement that challenges and motivates us to explore new boundaries in each and everyone's artistic research. We hugely appreciate her work at the Academy and think that she plays a very important role in our lives as emerging artists. It would be, in our opinion, a huge loss for our education not to have her as a teacher, mentor and friend.

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  • Razan Akramawi
    Razan Akramawi Norway, Oslo
    Nov 23, 2013
    Nov 23, 2013
    Susanne M. Winterling she's really a good teacher i know her around 5 years ago. I met her in the first time in Palestine. She helped me a lot in art, she's a human being, she have a special energy, she care about the student to share her experience with them. Big Thanks for you Susanne ...
  • Tiago Bom
    Tiago Bom Norway, Oslo
    Nov 21, 2013
    Nov 21, 2013
    The selection of candidates for the professorship positions offered at the Academy, should in the first place insure the democratic process of rotation and selection upon a written application documenting skills, work experience and possibly the potential to work within an educational institution. Nevertheless, all these parameters ultimately serve to insure that the students of this institution receive and have access to a dynamic and well structured education from diverse sources. In democracy, a large percentage of consenting individuals can influence a global decision. We by this mean intend to demonstrate that the replacement of Susanne Winterling from her professor position will have more negative effects in our education than beneficial ones. Not only because it would halt a common path we have been sharing but, because her influence has had tremendous positive impact for the students that have had the pleasure to work with her. People like Susanne are essential in an institution like this because they promote and support free thinking and most importantly thinking outside the box - what I believe to be the source of all great creative processes. From my personal experience and from conversations with other fellow students, it is hard to come by a tutor/professor that gets involved so deeply in her students practice and that invests so much of her personal time and energy in making sure each practice is treated with honesty and engagement. If this democratic system of selection is based on merit and truly for the students benefit than there is no reason why prof. Susanne M. Winterling's contract should not be extended. My best regards, Tiago Bom
  • Sara Rönnbäck
    Sara Rönnbäck Norway, Oslo
    Nov 19, 2013
    Nov 19, 2013
    I have only had one studiotalk with Susanne but that was a really intressting one, and I would love to have the opportunity to have many more with here. The Academy Lectures are inspiering and one of the treasures that the academy holds. I am of the belive that the Academy needs Susanne.
  • Constance Tenvik
    Constance Tenvik Norway, Bergen
    Nov 19, 2013
    Nov 19, 2013
    Lost in a dilemma last summer and in need of advise. A skype conversation later I was ready to make a decision - not because Susanne told me what to do, but because she asked the right questions. She does not operate with hierarchies or other premises she does not believe in, yet she has a great impact on my work - through the amazing people she invites to the school such as Chris Kraus, her shelf in the library, round table discussions, museum visits, a trip to Bergen or Lofoten, the winter seminar at kunstnernes hus, critiques, sharing thoughts and reflections - overreaching wider horizons.
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    Tiago Bom Norway
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