Exercises in Taking Detours (Typography/Layout)
In the advanced course Typography and Layout, we will first gather the daily routes we take to Weißensee. In addition to some exercises, the task will be to take other routes – detours –, to examine and document them in various forms or to understand them as a starting point. Thus, environments will be transcribed, concrete detours will be translated into abstract ones, visual links will be established, relationships between inside and outside will be reflected upon, mental movements will be retraced, the detour will be understood as an impulse or the discussion of detours already taken will be encouraged.
These observations become the basis of printed formats in which texts and images and their arrangement serve as tools to visualize the narratives of these detours. At the end of the course, the developed booklets will be printed with the risograph by the students.