Workshops | Talks


School of the Provisional talks are available for bookings at conferences, keynotes, workshops and presentations.  She considers improvisation as a radically interdisciplinary phenomenon, with a focus on social situations, contexts and processes as particularly important. Margit combines practice and theory, art and science.

Each field of activity, each discipline generates a context-specific special knowledge, which has to deal with increasingly unpredictable and difficult to control (social, economic, climatic and now also virological) overall developments. Under increasing pressure, improvisations are then carried out within the respective new framework, conditions and adjustments are then made. These adjustments are sometimes original but rarely lead to new solutions or approaches.

Thinking improvisation as an interdisciplinary form of action, however, allows experimentation with unusual constellations and categories. Fields of knowledge and experience from various areas can be thought in new combinations and perspectives. This is an essential step to pave the way for innovations and abilities to act and finally to achieve self-efficacy.


as in-house training and as part of the curricula of educational institutions

Various workshops are aimed at people, who
1. seek orientation in transitional situations, open futures and times of rapid change,
2. who want to know how inspiration and alternative actions are found, and
3. who are generally interested in this topic.

Course topics:

  • Dealing with uncertainty and open futures – an intercultural approach from design, art and engineering. With Anad Emam (Design) and Margit Schild (Art and Engineering), read more
  • “This is how we’re going to tackle the problem for the time being!” Options of action in uncertainty and open futures
  • “Ideas have brothers and sisters. The network of improvisation

Groups that would most benefit from this approach are:

  • Businesses and companies in the creative industries;
  • Universities and colleges with subjects of art, humanities, sociology, social sciences, political sciences, economics and natural sciences;
  • Secondary school classes in ethics, politic science or art;
  • Trade unions, churches, political and independent providers of extra-curricular education and adult education, e.g. Educational academies, city, state and federal administrations, ministries and associations;
  • Other people interested in this topic.


  • Using film scenes to explain complex facts
  • Group-related artistic and creative techniques, creative individual exercises,
  • Biographical work: including participants experiences, situations and stories
  • Small group work and exchange,
  • Feedback rounds.


Half-day, full-day, weekend workshops,
Day workshop: 6.5 hours of seminar, 1.5 hours. Break,
Half-day workshops: 3.5 hours seminar, 0.5 hour break,
Weekend workshop: 10-12 hour seminar, 2-3 hour break

Please send an email to discuss the possibilities.