Spatial Strategies (M.A.)

The MA programme in SPATIAL STRATEGIES offers intensive training in the analysis, research and design of action-oriented spaces. In view of the increasing dissolution of clear dividing lines between individual disciplines such as design, architecture, urbanism, art and digital media, the MA programme in SPATIAL STRATEGIES offers a transdisciplinary study positioned at the interfaces of these disciplines.
Temporary spatial design, scenographic stagings and interventions in public spaces are given primary focus. Particular emphasis is placed on methods of artistic and curatorial practice in relation to spaces. These are the main focus of study dealing with the creative translation of analyses of and theses on complex social contexts in spatial arrangements as well as the development of time-based spatial strategies.

The MA in SPATIAL STRATEGIES spans two areas of focus:
“SPACE AND SCENOGRAPHY” is geared towards the design and staging of spaces using new media. The aim is a theme-oriented design of spaces of communication and interaction.

RESEARCH-BASED SPATIAL INTERVENTION is geared towards spatial research, spatial interventions, and projects in public spaces. Urban public spaces or interiors with a public character are at the core of strategies of spatial analysis and intervention, whereby space is understood as a social production process of perception, use and appropriation.

Located between exhibition design, urban design, art in public spaces and artistic research, the MA in SPATIAL STRATEGIES strives for transdisciplinary professionalism which includes an urban, curatorial competence, in addition to its creative independence. What is decisive here is the cultivation of the ability to analyse, visualise or map complex, social contexts, and to develop scenographic spatial concepts based on process- and narrative-oriented knowledge which meets the multifarious demands of today’s (public) spaces.

The curriculum is built around and links project work, theoretical, exploratory, and artistic methods in space along transdisciplinary interfaces to design, art, media and urbanism. The MA is completed in the fourth semester by writing an individual master’s thesis, which can have a theoretical or practical focus. The study is aimed at those who would like to develop specifically individual focus within the spectrum of contemporary spatial practices.

Questions?
Prof. Manfred Schulz
T 0431 / 5198 – 464, E m.schulz@muthesius.de
Prof. Christian Teckert
T 0431 / 5198 – 422, E teckert@muthesius.de
Prof.in Dr. Sandra Schramke
T 0431 / 5198 – 469, E schramke@muthesius.de