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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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 ·

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 ·

IT Centre

The IT centre is the central institute for computer technology at the Muthesius University. This is where the electronic creative support comes from for students, and employees. Detailed information is available on a separate website. An additional tasks of the IT centre is the adminitration of the whole campus network of the university and the technical supervision of all corresponding IT systems. The separate network of the administration is not supervised by the IT centre. This is carried out by Martin Rösner.

 Im SemesterVorlesungsfreie Zeit
Montag09:30 - 17:30 Uhr09:30 - 17:30 Uhr
Dienstag09:30 - 17:30 Uhr09:30 - 17:30 Uhr
Mittwoch09:30 - 17:30 Uhr09:30 - 17:30 Uhr
Donnerstag09:30 - 17:30 Uhr09:30 - 17:30 Uhr
Freitag09:30 - 14:15 Uhr09:30 - 14:15 Uhr

Computer Workstations

We currently use several Mac Pro 2.93 GHz Intel Xeon Quad Core and Mac Pro 2.8 GHz Intel Xeon Dual-Quad-Core computers. For hardcore Windows freaks and for programmes which do not run on Macs, there are also four Macs in the front and rear workrooms which can be boot Windows 7, and in addition to Creative Suite and MS Office they also offer Vector Works, Rhino and on two computers AutoCAD and SolidWorks. For Rhino, Windows 7 is also installed on the computers in the front workroom.

Printers

There is a monochrome DIN A4/A3 laser printer, also a colour laser printer for DIN A4/A3 and two plotters. The use of the A3/A4 laser printer is not free of charge; payment cards must be bought from the administration. The Academy donates the paper (Neusiedler Color Copy 100g/qm). Other sorts of paper can also be used.

Scanner

There are two A4/colour slide scanners (4800dpi) and two A4/A3 scanners (1200 dpi) available.

Memory Servers and Drives

Since the workstation computers are open to all students, data are not stored on the Power Macs but on an “OpenBox” server without password protection. CD/DVD writers are also available. They are all built into the computers. At the end of each term, the IT centre wipes all the OpenBox servers. This date is announced via the Muthesius-Info mailing list.

Software

Installed on the computers are Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 and MSOffice. In autumn 2008, the current versions of these programmes were purchased. Since the summer term of 2003,  Mac OS X has been running on all suitable computers. Since May 2009, OS 10.5 has been installed and has superceded 10.3 of the OpenBox servers as the server system; after changing the server hardware to Mac Pro 2.8 GHz Dual. There is also the CAD programme VectorWorks and Cinema 4D R13 as well as special programmes for rendering and to design typefaces.

Internet Access and E-Mail Accounts

Internet access is available on all computers. Students can attach their own computers to the network by cable in almost all student workrooms as well as to several network ports in the IT Centre. Since the end of 2009 we have had WiFi. The Muthesius Academy offers enrolled students a free muthesius.de mail address, with advertisement-free services such as webmailer, unlimited storage and a spam filter. To obtain a muthesius.de address students must apply to the IT Centre and present their student ID card.

Questions?

Bernd Papenfuß Tel. 0431 – 5198-465 bernd@muthesius.de Old Building, Legienstraße 35, Basement/Lower Ground Floor