Lecture series "On Gestaltung"

2022-04-30 00:00:00

Lecture series "On Gestaltung"

Access to online lectures: https://tinyurl.com/2p8338hj

Our modes of giving form evolve and hybridize more and more, but they are also inhabited by common and timeless questionings that have to do with our demiurgic tendencies. This lecture series, initiated in 2021 by Patricia Ribault and Jörg Petruschat, will question the processes of formation and transformation of the material world we live in through various concepts: constraint, function and dysfunction, formativity and performativity, visualization and representation, activity, bricology…, all of which constitute the inseparably mental and material set of operations that lead to the genesis of a thing.

Organized and moderated by Patricia Ribault
Department of Theory and History
weißensee academy of arts, Berlin

On Tuesdays

April 26th — “Reconstrained Design”
James Auger, designer (speculative, critical and reconstrained) and director of the design department at the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay and co-director of the Centre de Recherche en Design (ENS / ENSCI Les Ateliers). — Online, 5 pm

May 3rd — “From function to performative dysfunction”
Grégoire Schaller, visual artist, choreographer, performer and doctoral candidate in philosophy of aesthetics. — KhB, Aula, 4 pm

May 10th — “Bifurcations. Choose the Essential”
Ernesto Oroza, designer and Head of Research, École Supérieure d’Art et de Design St Étienne, France (tbc). — Online, 4 pm

May 17th— “Aesthetics of Formativity. From Italian Philosophy to Contemporary Theories”
Alice Iacobone, PhD candidate in Philosophy, FINO Consortium, Italy — Online, 4 pm

May 24th — “Designing with Information: An Attempt to Deconstruct Data Visualization”
Olaf Avenati, graphic designer, researcher in data visualization and head of the Master program in graphic design at École Supérieure d’Art et de Reims, France. — KhB, Hörsaal, 4 pm

May 31st — “The Design Turn 2.0”
Wolfgang Schäffner, historian of science and media technologies, co-director of the Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity, HU. — KhB, Hörsaal, 5 pm

June 7th — “Looking at making (and making while being observed)”
Ben Lignel, artist, designer, jewelry maker and educator. — Online, 4 pm

June 14th — “Bricology: An Anthropology of Making Art”
Thomas Golsenne, art historian, curator, senior lecturer in modern art history and visual studies at the Université de Lille, co-editor of Essais de Bricologie (2015). — Online, 4 pm

June 21st — “On Gestaltung”
Jörg Petruschat, philosopher, editor, and professor for theory and history of design at weißensee kunsthochschule berlin. — KhB, Hörsaal, 4 pm

Funded by:
Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity. Image. Space. Material« // Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft (DFG)
weißensee academy of arts, Berlin