THEATER OF THE ABSURD: ‘Idleness Grants’, German University Will Pay You For Doing Nothing


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“…Doing nothing isn’t very easy,” said Friedrich von Borries, an architect and design theorist who came up with the programme. “We want to focus on active inactivity. If you say you are not going to move for a week, then that’s impressive. If you propose you are not going to move or think, that might be even better.”

SM:…Where do I sign up?…

German University Offers “Idleness Grants” To People Who Convince Jury They Deserve Money For Nothing

Three €1,600 (US$1900) scholarships will be awarded to applicants from across the country, who will need to convince a jury that their “active inactivity” will result in an impressive or relevant use of their time.

The application form…

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