31.5.2019, 12:00 – 19:00 Uhr
Point of No Return: Born in the Echoes
- HFBK Hamburg, Aula
2nd part of the symposium series on the social significance of graphic design
After the start of the symposium series "Point of No Return" in January, the follow-up symposium will take place at the HFBK Hamburg on May 31, 2019. Under the title "Born in the Echoes", Ingo Offermanns (Professor of Graphic Art at the HFBK Hamburg) invited international speakers to look at graphic design in dialogue with and from the perspective of philosophy, ethnology, sociology, design theory, and cultural studies. This broadens the graphic design discourse beyond the narrow boundaries of the graphic discipline.
The interdependence of visual communication and society makes graphic design a constituent element of the public sphere – a quantity that erodes to the extent that society decays into singularities. This requires a stronger, (culturally) critical and interdisciplinary commitment and reflection.
The second part of the symposium series is therefore devoted to the question of how dialogical and solidary participation in public communication can function, which is designed by graphic designers* but which is more than the lowest common denominator of strategic goals, particular interests and subjective sensitivities. The focus is on the common struggle for criteria for a critical discourse and the application of this critique to graphic artifacts itself.
With contributions by:
- Christian Bauer – Assistent professor of Design History and Theory, Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar, Saarbrücken
- Clémentine Deliss – Interim Professor for Curatorial Theory & Dramaturgical Practice, University of Arts & Design, Karlsruhe
- Daniel Martin Feige – Professor of Philosophy and Aesthetics, Akademie der bildenden Künste Stuttgart
- Eva Linhart – Curator of Book Art and Graphics, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt
- Sophia Prinz – Assistent professor of Theory of Design, Universität der Künste Berlin
- Markus Rautzenberg – Professor of Philosophy, Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen
- Alice Rawthorn – Design critic and author, London
- Pierre Smolarski – Research Assistent of Design Rhetoric’s and Everyday Aesthetics, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
- Friedrich von Borries – Professor of Design Theory, HFBK Hamburg
Moderation: Tulga Beyerle – Director, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
This is a symposium series conceived by Ingo Offermanns, professor at the HFBK Hamburg, with the support of Markus Dreßen, Professor at the HGB Leipzig, and Markus Weisbeck, professor at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.
Lectures in German and English
The symposium is part of the German AGI meeting, and it is accessible for everyone and free of charge.