Christiane Kruse | Birgit Meyer | Anne-Marie Korte (EDS.) – Taking Offense

Taking Offense

Religion, Art, and Visual Culture in Plural Configurations

With contributions by:

Nika Spalinger | Norbert M. Schmitz | Simon O’Meara | Monica Juneja | Maruška Svašek | Tania Becker |
Jürgen Wasim Frembgen | Asif Jehangir | Jojada Verrips | Christoph Baumgartner | Christiane Kruse | Birgit Meyer | Anne-Marie Korte

2018.383 pages, 64 b/w & 9 col. fig., french paperback € 49,90
ISBN 978-3-7705-6345-6
series: dynamis

What makes a picture offensive to some people and not to others? In diverse, pluralistic societies around the world, images are triggering heated controversy as never before. Their study offers a perfect entry point into the clashes between different values, (...)

19. April 2018 ·

Just arrived: Sensing the Ocean. A Collaboration between Art, Design and Science

“Sensing the Ocean. A Collaboration between Art, Design and Science.”

Tom Duscher, Stephan Sachs, Manfred Schulz (Editors)

“Sensing the Ocean” is based on the collaboration between the Kiel Marine Research Cluster of Excellence The Future Ocean and the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design. The book shows how artists, designers and scientists can complement each other creatively, what differentiates artistic and scientific research, and illustrates how the interplay of competence gives rise to new insights.


20. April 2017 ·

Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design, Kiel, at the Leipzig Book Fair!

For many years, the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design has been presenting its book and print art to the international audience at the Leipzig Book Fair. This year it will again be represented in the book & art segment (hall 3, booth G 301). Here, the Art Academy Kiel presents outstandingly designed printed works and special typographic book designs from the field of study »typography and book design« (Prof. Annette le Fort and Prof. André Heers). Every year the University’s booth is designed by students for the Book Fair.


20. April 2017 ·

Laundry Narratives: Reflections on Design, Laundry Practices and Sustainability

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

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.


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

“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

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 ·



L  Old Building Legienstraße Seminar Rooms and Lecture Theatre, Employees’ and Professor’s Offices, Studios W  Workshop Building Workshops, Library V Administration Presidium, Administration, Exhibition Space K  Kesselhaus Refrectory, Event Room A  Extension Knooper Weg Institute for the Science of Art, Desogn and Media, Forum, Sculpture, Graphics  

L _ Old Building, Legienstraße

Seminar Rooms and Lecture Theatre, Employees’ and Professors’ Offices, Studios   L_U01


01-10  Film Workshop 11         Water Tank 12         Photo-Reproduction 13-18   IT-Centre 19         Photography Workroom 20        Photography Storeroom 21-23   Photographic Laboratories 24        Painting Foundation Room 25         Wood, Metal, Ceramics Store


Grond Floor

01–05  Photography Seminar Rooms 06         Video Studio 07         Photographic Studio 08         Media Sciences Seminar Rooms 09         Centre for Media Seminar Rooms 10a       Prof. Stephan Sachs 10b       Centre for Media Meeting Room 10c        Prof. Tom Duscher 11          Studio 04 | Media Art 12–13   Experimental Centre 14          Prof. Arnold Dreyblatt 15          Studio 05 | Medienkunst 16          Hörsaal


1st Floor

01–07  Communication Design Rooms 01          Studio 06 | Language and Form 02         Studio 07 | Typography 03         Studio 08 | Centre for Publication 04         Studio 09 | Seminar Rooms 05         Studio 10 | Visual Fundamentals and Graphic Design 06         Studio 11 | Conception and Design 07         Studio 12 | Project Office 08–09  Studio 13 | Ceramics 10–13  Industrial Deisgn Rooms 10–11  Studio 14 | Industrial Design (1st term) 12         Studio 16 | Industrial Design (3rd term) 13         Studio 17 | Industrial Design (4th and 5th terms)


2nd Floor

1–06    Fine Arts Rooms 01         Studio 18 | Ceramics Studio 02–03 Fine Arts Painting Studio 04–05 Atelier 1 | Fine Arts Fundamentals 06        Atelier 2 | Fine Arts Fundamentals

07–12  Spatial Strategies Rooms 07         Studio 24 | Lare Seminar Room 08–09 Studio 25 | Spatial Strategies (5th term) 10         Studio 26 | Small Seminar Room 11          Studio 27 | Spatial Strategies (3rd term) 12         Studio 28 | Spatial Strategies (1st term)


3rd Floor

01  Industrial Design Seminar Room 02  Prof. Rhein 03  Prof. in Chow 04  ID teaching staff 05  Prof. in Möllring 07  Prof. Jakob 08  Meeting Room 09  Prof. Feichtner 10   CoDe Room for Master’s Students 11    CoDe Room for Master’s Students 12   Fine Arts 13   Prof. Hendricks 14   Heike M. Krause 15   Michel Magens, Sebastian Hoggenmüller 16   Exist Office 17   Project Room 18   Prof. Egger 19   Prof. Huber 20  Prof. in Juchter 21   Prof. in Sasse 22  Prof. Heers 23  Prof. in Stahmer 24  Prof. in Schork 25  Martina Löwenstrom 26  Meeting Room 27  Prof. Breda 28  3D Lab 29  Sound Lab 30  Prof. Fromm 31   Prof. Schulz 32   Spatial Strategies Employees 33   Prof. Teckert 34   Spatial Stategies Studio for Master’s Students


W _ Workshop Building

Workshops, Library W00

Basement: Model-Building

03  Plastics Workshop 04  Workshop 05  Office 06  Store 09  24-Hour Workshop 10  Paint/Varnishing Room 11   Paint Ante-Room


1st Floor: 3D / Metal

02  Workroom 03  Prototyping (ID) 04  IT Room 07  Office 08  Metal Workshop 09  Welding Room


2nd Floor: Printing

03  Silkscreen Print Room 04  Lighting Room 05  Office of Dr. Ziehm 06  Bookbinding 07  Printing Plate Production 08  Typesetting Workshop 09  Print Office 10  Pre-Printing Office and Typesetting 11   Print Workshop


3rd Floor: Ceramics

03  Head of Workshop 04  Store 05  Firing Chamber 06  Clay Prep Room 07  Wet Room 08  Dry Room 09  Atelier 10  Glasing


4th Floor: Library

03  Office Weißenberger 04  Library 05  Slide Room 06  Media / Break Room


V _ Administration

Presidium, Administration, Exhibition SpaceV00

Ground Floor

04  Glass Room


1st Floor

01  Tea/Coffe Room 02  IT Admin 03  Students’ Office 04 Students’ Office  05   International Office 06  Copy Room 07  Students’ Office 08  Admin 09  Admin 10   Personnel Office


2nd Floor

01  First Aid Room 02  Post Office, Telephone Exchange 03  Chancellor 04  Chancellor’s Secretariat 05  President’s Secretariat 06  President 07  Press and Public Relations Office 08  Press and Public Relations Office 09  Vice-President’s Office 10   Vice-President


K _ Kesselhaus

Refrectory, Event Rooms K_U01


05  Event Room 07  AStA (Students’ Union) 08  Office 09  Facility Manager


Ground Floor

04  Refrectory 05  Event Room


A _ Extension Knooper Weg

Institute for the Science of Art, Design and Media, Forum, Sculpture, Graphic Design   A_00

Ground Floor

063–065  Graphic Workshop 065            Jesdinsky 066–067  Fine Arts Project Room 068–071  Sculpture 073            Fine Arts Project Room 2 074            Prof. Abraham 075            Prof. Majewski 075–078  Teaching Staff Studios / FK 076            Prof. Nathan 077            Prof. Wagner


Ground Floor

175–181   Fine Graphics Studio  / Ceramics 178            Prof. Gutmann 179            Fine Arts Project Room 1 182–189  Industrial Design 190           Forum 191            Prof. Kruse 192–197   ISADM / Forum 193            Prof. Meyer 195            Schulken / Grope 197            Prof. Schmitz

      Building grpahic designed and created by Florian Riedel,