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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10.08.2020 • , (...)

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.


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Methodical Design

Contextual Thinking – Procedural Teaching

When Bruno Latour talks of the change in perspective of “matters of facts” into “matters of concern”, then it means the realisation of the claim of wanting to discover design potential and translate it into sound, sustainable constellations. In doing so, the projection of designability first relates to everything a person brings  into relationship with others in his or her world and allows it to act. In Industrial Design this claim leads to a wide-ranging field of view, superordinated in which relations between people, products and the environment are treated. In this context, products are seen as parts of the conveyance of relations, whereby the design of products always comprises a design of relations and process, thus not materialised forms of action. The discourse on new technologies conditions logically the understanding of social developments, the imagining of new social practices and their translation into durable, equally meaningful and responsible secnarios. A student’s individual design discourse in a wide field of themes of complex issues requires special skills. It is important to acquire knowledge, methodologies and skills of all kinds and to put in a new productive connection, one oriented towards the specific characteristics of the issue. More exactly: reflectivity, analytical ability, research-experimental approaches, knowledge and understanding of people and social change, technical-structural product understanding, comprehensive aesthetic awareness, command of different media of communication and representation, dramaturgical strategies and not least skills in networking between different disciplines. The aim of the project work in the 4th term B.A. is the mediation of the conditions and skills for such a wide range of process-oriented work and to translate this to a high level at which the individual inclinations towards personal attitudes are formed. The claim is valid here that the results of the work find such compelling design and visionary mediation that they can be attributed the potential of signalling.


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