Laundry Narratives: Reflections on Design, Laundry Practices and Sustainability

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28. Juni 2016, 19:00-20:30 Uhr
Emma Dulcie Rigby, Buckinghamshire New University, UK

Abstract
In this presentation I will discuss the key insights from my practice-led PhD.  Through re-examining laundry as a social practice the research develops a series of design provocations to challenge the organisation of laundry practices, and by extension the frequencies and processes in which laundry is carried out. It highlights that understanding laundry as a social practice opens a space to reconceptualise design, laundry behaviour and sustainability. This provides an alternative lens from which to view and develop design theories and practice for sustainability in fashion.

Biography
Emma is a senior lecturer of fashion design at Buckinghamshire New University.  (...)

26. May 2016 ·

Designing the Social-Material: Idea, Process and Challenge

Seravalli Lecture

Design for Social Innovation, Transformation Design or Transition Design are emerging design practice, research and study. In spite of the differences in the name, philosophy and mode of operation, they share the same ambition of applying design competence to co-create a more sustainable way of living. Thereby they expand the subject matter of design beyond the material to include the social. If traditional design creates new artefacts for particular social context, be it at work, at home, or in school; then these emerging practices are aimed to create alternative ways or conditions of working, living and learning with the support of new material and digital artefacts.

In Wintersemester 2015/16, we intend to look more closely at designing that reconfigures the social as well as the material in transdisciplinary codesign research and practice. (...)

26. October 2015 ·

“Research Practice Dialogue” – Guest Lecture Series

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“Research” and “Practice” were arguably the most important words in academic design discourse in the last 20 years. These were spoken often in
the context of developing design research at the University. Currently there are a number of models established: Research Through Design,
Practice-Led/Based Research, Project-Grounded Research, and Constructive Research. They all share the ideas that designing is a form of inquiry
which has its own particular methods that should be capitalized. Secondly, they see that designing should form a (major) part of design research and
should generate trustworthy knowledge to serve and renew practice.

In SS 2015, we intend to look more closely at designing that engages with specialised scientific knowledge or emerging technology in the context of
interdisciplinary research and development. (...)

5. May 2015 ·

What If There Were No Centre of Gravity? – Reflections on Decentralisation and Nonconformism

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Of course I can’t write about flowers and beads and birds and trees. And lovers in the park and all of that stuff n dem. But what the use to write about them something dem, when you sit late in the park at night and a man comes and shoots you and take your woman and rape her. What the use to write about flowers, when the pollution will wither it up! You have to write about the reality or the different. You have to write about South Africa and the youths in the ghetto. You have to write about the England. You have to write about all these things.    Mutabaruka, Intro to Check It

Mutabaruka’s statement could stand as an epitome of the work we do at SAVVY Contemporary and my curatorial practice in general. (...)

21. April 2015 ·

In Focus

The main goal of the Muthesius University in Kiel is to promote art, design and spatial strategies via research and development projects as a focal point for work and intellectual debates. As the only art university in the State of Schleswig-Holstein, the Muthesius is not only a place to develop culturally relevant biographies but with its project studies also a place of particular experimentation and realisation.
 To a certain extent, the profile of the Master’s programme represents study courses and development possibilities for students unique in the Federal Republic of Germany.

“At the centre of the Muthesius University’s focus is art and design, the creative and productive. Around this centre there revolves the fundamental relationship between theory and practice. (...)

23. February 2015 ·

Next Generation Scientific Poster

Idea & Creative Direction: Konrad Rappaport
Technical Direction: Chris Engler
Software: Jonas Häutle & Hermann Hartung

Scientific Content: Dr. David Völker
Voice: Louise Dölger
Audio: Fabian Heinitz

Client: Future Ocean Cluster Kiel
a Muthesius Academy of Arts Project // Prof. Tom Duscher
bits and pieces by wirmachenbunt (...)

12. February 2015 ·

Bad News – A Media Fiction

Is it possible that the exclamation of the end of the world is able to provoke the apocalypse?

We are inside an american printery for newspaper in the 1950s now. A freshly printed newspaper comes to the fore. The headline proclaims the end of the world and pushes us straight towards the reports of the financial crisis of nowadays at the same time. The illustration of a comet, which is running down to the earth, intensifies the impression of the approaching end.

The film asks the question which consequences could be caused by information and news.
With regard to the financial crisis, the metaphor is a kind of an exaggerated persiflage: only the message of the apocalypse causes the end of the world – a self-fulfilling prophecy caused by the media! (...)

11. February 2015 ·

Students’ Union, Representative Bodies (subjects), Student Parliament

The Asta (Students’ Union) is the executive organ of the student body and represents it to the public domain. Equally, the AStA organises the operations of the student body. This includes a wide range of themes from university politics, via sport and culture to advice for first termers. Thus, it has two independent departments. According to the law governing institutes of higher education the Asta has the task of representing the political needs of the student body and of »looking after the economic […] needs of the students«, which means among other things the introduction and operation of public transport pass.

Service

The Asta offers students the possibility of obtaining discount tickets for the purchase of art materials. We also issue the International Student ID card (ISIC) and provide forms for student grants and TV licences. Those who wish to be exempt from the public transport pass, can submit the form to us. We also have some sports equipment for loan.

Opening Times

During the lecture times Mon – Thurs 13:00 – 14:00 hrs or by appointment in the Asta Office in the “Kesselhaus”

Questions?

Tel. 04 31 – 51 98-420

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Finances

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Public Relations

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Academy Politics

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First Termers and International Students

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Events

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Art Students’ Representative Body

Representative Body for Art Teachers

What does the art students’ representative body do? It is a group of commited students of the courses ‘Art for Secondary School Teachers’. Our work is comparable with the work of student councils in schools, for we are all students and work voluntarilty. We look after art students’ interests. The representative body tries to take on various tasks involving the supervision of first-term students and the coordination of both universities. Also: we organise information events, create posters and inform students by e-mail or by word of mouth when e.g. the examination regulations are changed yet again, or exhibitions, excursions, guest lectures etc are given. Recently, we organised a trip for all first termers at the beginning of the winter term – we are also mediators between students and professors or faculty staff when there are problems – we get involved in committees, in talks with the administrations, senate and professors for your interests and for better and more flexible study conditions! – we are an open body, which means everyone is invited to get involved. During lecture times (but not holidays) you can find us on the last Thursday of the month at the Phollkomplex from 19:00 hrs onwards. We would like to help you with problems, questions, suggestions, and are also willing to discuss them with you. Come along and get an appointment or write us an e-mail or message!

Contact:

fs-kunst@email.uni-kiel.de Opening times: by appointment or by e-mail Website of the Student Representative Body for Art Teachers Facebook: Student Representative Body for Art Teachers of the CAU. The body currently consists of : Eugenia Bakurin Lina Marie Behrens Gerald Benkendorff Maria Börner Daniela Takeva Stina Teichmann

Student Parliament (StuPa)

The StuPa is the organ which forms the will of the student body. The affairs of the students are decided in the Student Parliament. The Student Parliament is elected each summer term for a period of one year. It meets during term time once a month to which all students are invited.