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Buchtitel: Non Intentional Design

Non-Intentional Design

Design must embrace misunderstandings, mistakes and the so-called ‘misuse’ of its products as a source of innovation and an expression of cultural diversity. A photo book documenting everyday situations where the products of design are used in ways not initially intended by their creators.

Buchtitel: Non Intentional Design

Non-Intentional Design

Design must embrace misunderstandings, mistakes and the so-called ‘misuse’ of its products as a source of innovation and an expression of cultural diversity. A photo book documenting everyday situations where the products of design are used in ways not initially intended by their creators.

Designtheorie und Designforschung

If you study design, you need a fundamental knowledge of theory, and design theory must also have an empirical relation to the real needs of real people. Therefore, this book is an introduction to both design research and design theory. Expertly written, this easy-to-read book provides information on qualitative and quantitative methods in design research. It also offers a theory toolset, describes the prospects of design research and much more.

DADAs Best

Uta Brandes and Michael Erlhoff have asked 18 DADA lovers from the world of art to nominate their favourite DADA piece. The result is a fascinating, inspiring and, in the best sense of the term, colourful mix of classic and lesser-known works. The point of art and poetry is to uncover and work with possibilities and forward-looking dreams, with fantasies and desires, and, to this end, Dada used everyday life as its playground.

be/sprechen im Riphahn Gerhart Baum

be//sprechen (be//speak) event

an event series organized by Uta Brandes and Michael Erlhoff. It took place at the Cologne restaurant “riphahn” in 2014 and 2016. Each time one person from different fields (such as literature, politics, art, design, fashion, movies, music …) was invited for relaxed talks and discussions, gently moderated by the organizers, in order to involve the audience from the beginning. The guests: Gerhart Baum, politician, former minister of the interior, lawyer, committed supporter of culture and human rights. Dr. Martin Stankowski, publicist, author, storyteller, comedian   Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost, professor for design research at the University of the Arts, Berlin, head of the Design Research Lab, member of the supervisory board of several DAX companies Ilse Stammberger, fashion designer and owner of the fashion label “Ilse Stammberger” Prof. em. Dr. Hans Ulrich Reck, former director and professor of the Art and Media Academy Cologne, image and cultural scientist Heinz Holtmann, gallery owner, art historian, former chair of the federal association of German galleries and art dealers, and former chair of the central archive of …

umbrella movement 2014

Hong Kong 2014: Umbrella Movement

When invited by the design department of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in October 2014, we immediately were brought into the center of the protest movement, known as “umbrella movement”. Unlike the protests starting in 2019, the umbrella movement was peaceful and full of phantasy, and lasted more than 3 months. And design (especially by PolyU students) played an important role. -> Flickr  

German University Cairo 2008

Cairo 2008

After having been invited by the rectorate of the German University Cairo (GUC) already before in order to consult the design faculty, we came back to teach a design course. Like in most other universities in Egypt at least 80% of the students at GUC are female. (This is because boys deliberately are sent abroad for their studies, while girls have to stay at home with their parents.) Therefore the subject explicitly dealt with female matters: “Female Power”. Unlike the few mal participants the female students loved the project and were extremely innovative. – Here are some examples from that course.