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 ·

Library

The library of the Muthesius University is located on the 4th floor of the workshop building. It is still being set up. At the moment, the special librabry contains 38,000 media, 95 current magazins and 22,000 slides based on the five focal points: Architecture, Communication Design, Industrial Design, Photography and Fine Arts. Its book catalogue is completely digital and accessible online via the OPAC Catalogue.

Cooperation

We are members of the Gemeinsamen Bibliotheksverbund (GBV) [General Library Association] and cooperate with the participating libraries of Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Thüringia, the State Library of Berlin and the University Library of Potsdam.

 Im SemesterVorlesungsfreie Zeit
Montag10:00 - 19:00 Uhr10:00 - 16:00 Uhr
Dienstag10:00 - 19:00 Uhr10:00 - 16:00 Uhr
Mittwoch10:00 - 19:00 Uhr10:00 - 16:00 Uhr
Donnerstag10:00 - 19:00 Uhr10:00 - 16:00 Uhr
Freitag10:00 - 16:00 Uhr10:00 - 13:00 Uhr

Conditions of Use

Beyond the circle of members of institutes of higher education, all students who have their primary place of residence in Schleswig-Holstein receive a library ID card. Apart from some exceptions, all items may be borrowed. The regular period is 3 weeks. Magazines are only loaned out overnight or over the weekend.

User Service

Copy machines are available at several places in the workshop building, however there is not one on the 4th floor of the library. Copy cards are available at the Student Secretariat in the administration building. To scan media there is a high-quality scanner is the library. It may be used free of charge – do not forget your USB drive! Muthesius University publications may also be purchased. 

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Questions?

For the head of the library

Roy Weißenberger  Tel. 0431 – 5198-407, weissen@muthesius.de

For the academic head of the library

Prof. Dr. Norbert Schmitz Tel. 0431 – 5198-423, nmschmitz@t-online.de

About lending

Kai Niebuhr Tel. 0431 – 5198-406, bibliothek@muthesius.de
Jan Behrens Tel. 0431 – 5198-406, bibliothek@muthesius.de

About the historical archive

Jan Behrens Tel. 0431 – 5198-406, archiv@muthesius.de