JEN ALLEN, Germany

lecturer I researcher


is a writer, lecturer, and writing mentor for contemporary arts and for Artistic Research. She developed a method especially for artists to make writing easier and to turn their artistic practices into Artistic Research projects.

In writing, she is working on the question of space: getting artists to have a better awareness of the spaces of writing, however small, in order to help them with all of their writing tasks. Whether or not they decide to write a thesis or other research reports, artists are increasingly required to write.

Can they take advantage of their existing skills base as ARTISTS to make their writing tasks easier?


1. Photo credit: Jenn Allen

1. Gaston Bachelard (1960) La poétique de l'espace. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France

2. Lynda Barry (2019) Making Comics. Montreal, Canada: Drawn and Quarterly

3. Les Immatériaux: an exhibition by Jean François Lyotard at the Centre Pompidou, 1985

4. Beatriz Colomina (1991) Sexuality & Space: Princeton Papers on Architecture, vol.1. New York: Princeton Architectural Press,
4th edition

5. James Baldwin (2007) Giovanni's Room (Penguin Great Loves). Penguin Classics

6. The Jerusalem Talmud
Hebrew: תַּלְמוּד יְרוּשַׁלְמִי – also known as the Palestinian Talmud or  Talmuda de-Eretz Yisrael: Talmud of the Land of Israel