Monday, August 24, 2020

Meanwhile In Germany: University Offers Idleness Grants

From The Guardian:

Money for nothing: German university offers ‘idleness grants’
Indolence project is serious look at societal values of success versus sustainability, says Hamburg arts college
A German university is offering “idleness grants” to applicants who are seriously committed to doing sweet nothing.
The University of Fine Arts in Hamburg advertised three €1,600 scholarship places on Wednesday to applicants from across Germany. The applicants can submit their anonymous pitches until 15 September and will have to convince a jury that their chosen area of “active inactivity” is particularly impressive or relevant.
The application form consists of only four questions: What do you not want to do? For how long do you not want to do it? Why is it important not to do this thing in particular? Why are you the right person not to do it?....


Heidelberg Uni it ain't.