Workshop: Spy school

22 March 2018 14:00 till 23 March 2018 19:00 - Location: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Room K - By: Communication BK

On 22 and 23 March, the 'Spy school workshop - tricks, skills and magic of an intelligence officer for exploring the private sphere' will take place.

“Spy School” is a two-day school based on the toolbox of human relation skills by theatre director Tea Tupajić gathered during her years long research process. The participants gain insight not only in the palette of skills, but also in the exercises created by generations of intelligence officers that are used in intelligence education and recruitment centers. Intelligence agencies are an instrument of warfare. The goal of the school is to examine, re-contextualize and re-appropriate their skills and methods and to inscribe them with a new use for society.

Through a set of dynamic tasks and games in public space you will learn how to apply the methods of intelligence officers in researching and entering the private sphere and space. The exercises will focus on body/space awareness, improvisation, communication, creating contacts, building relationships and enhancing group dynamics.

In 2013, theatre director Tea Tupajić started a project dealing with the artistic, performative methods used in the work of intelligence officers. As collaborators, she invited former and current officers of the Israeli intelligence agencies Mossad and Shin Bet. Throughout centuries of practice, the intelligence community has developed techniques such as emotional manipulation, target-oriented communication, motivation inception, and similar psychological games, into a scientifically precise, elaborate art of human interaction.


Host: Armina Pilav, post-doc researcher at the Chair of Methods and Analysis, Faculty of Architecture – TUD

Thursday 22 March
14:00 – 18:00 Room K

Friday 23 March
15:00 – 19:00 Room K

If interested, apply for the workshop (max. 20 people) by sending an e-mail.