New release: Ephemer.

new release


With contributions from: Barry Bermange, Gabriele Brandstetter, Danica Darkic, Martina Dobbe, Martin Dornberg, Hinderk M. Emmrich, Daniel Fetzner, Yael Kaduri, Annette Le Fort, Angela Melitopoulos, Petra Maria Meyer, Hannelore Paflik-Huber, Jürgen Partenheimer, Felix Schackert, Claus-Arthur Scheier, Michael Schirner, Georg Christoph Tholen, Hagen Verleger, Michael Wetzel, Martin Zenck.

Editor: Petra Maria Meyer
Wilhelm Fink Verlag
ISBN: 978-3-7705-5755-4

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The annual exhibition “Einblick Ausblick”, Opening on July 15th

The annual exhibition of the Muthesius University of Art also takes place in the Corona year, but its concept is by far the most unusual insight of the art school. This is made possible by ONLINESTREAMING and around 50 locations in the Kiel area, which the student planning team was able to gain as a cooperation partner. They give the students the opportunity to exhibit and present their work from the fields of communication design, fine art, industrial design and spatial strategies. There are stations from Gaarden to Holtenau and around the art college. There is an information station at the university itself.

The students not only want to avoid large crowds of people on campus, (...)

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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.


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.


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.


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Medical Design

Health is one of society’s great topics of the future, particularly when health is understood as a central part of sustainable practices. We are convinced that design plays an important role in the discussion regarding the challenges faced in this endeavour. For this discussion, wide-ranging competences are necessary. The Master’s programme in Medical Design focuses on learning the key competences of design: making alternatives to existing design practices an experience in creativity (innovation) and holding a discourse on something which is desirable (reflection).

We show paths to professional design handling and complexity. In doing so, we are concerned with sensitising different human needs and the design of process interfaces. This contains at the same time interdisciplinary knowledge networks, questions of application of new technologies and dealing with organisational, regulative and socio-cultural factors. Knowledge of the work methods of human-centred design and its application are obvious. In project work particular value is given to the development of networking skills and process-oriented work.

We include new, holistic models of value creation and qualitative relations which can be experiences scenically, i.e. multidimensionally. In the first three terms we offer the following seminars: Medicina Fundamentals, User Research, Service Design, Product Planning, Sustainability, Design Management and CAD Professional. Associated seminars of the Centre for Media for the design of animated content can also be used as well as interdisciplinary exercises in 24-hour format with Spatial Strategies. The accompanying theoretical discourse on “desirable futures” and normative challenges of design is given a particular significance, it is designed as a  decelerated space for reflection. All teaching content and targets in Medical Design are seen as synergies with Interface Design, between the two focal points project work can be designed openly. Due to its  particular relevance for the future and its complexity, but also the ambivalence of medicine and health, designers are challenged with taking on practical problems and new potential spaces responsibly and with great commitment.

The attractiveness of the demands of the Master’s courses at the Muthesius University is also confirmed by being a member of the Excellence Cluster Inflammation at Interfaces, the latest research co-operation with the Miele, Hill-Rom and Siemens concerns as well as the two-year Interreg EU Research Project Healthy Ageing which has been running since 2013.

In addition to research focus in the fields of “Environment and Health”, “global health”, “The Future of Hospitals”, “Body Technologies” and “Life in Old Age” we consciously encourage the access of different disciplines and individual project work on relevant future questions. Under the heading “Designing Perspectives” the course critically questions a wide range of human relations in the field of health and rethinks socio-cultural change. At the centre of this is the ability to develop future-oriented scenarios in which integrative solution to products, processes and services are equally represented. Such a multi-dimensional communicative competence of alternative forms of life and action manifests itself in “scenic design”, which shows new qualitities in an intelligent context. High-precision products are formulated in addition to the products appearing in these scenarios; these studies demand detailed accuracy and additional expansive, structural (product) comprehension.


Prof. Detlef Rhein
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