Avant Garde Attitude | MA – WiSe 2019/2020

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MA 2019/2020: Avantgarde
MA product design

Prof. Ineke Hans

10 -25 October

Participants: Moriel Blau, Catharina Dörr, Magnus Merlin Michel, Bodo Pahlke, Marie Scheurer, Tim Schröder, Philipp Seißler, Pauline Temme, Eike Julian Voss


AVANT GARDE – the term of this year’s MA theme – is closely linked to modernity and experiments of the youngest generation. Therefore it can hardly be described as a style, but more as an artistic or intellectual attitude.
Bauhaus lecturer László Moholy-Nagy stated: Design is an Attitude.
But… what is the artistic or intellectual discourse and attitude of design today? What are the topics that get attention and that might need more attention? What are the current themes, fields of research and visions? Can you design without a vision?

What is actually your attitude in design?
To kick of this MA year we will explore various ideas, ways of working and attitudes in Design and link it to design concepts as ‚food for thought‘ for your own design foundations.

You will report on your experiences and write a Personal Manifesto.


10 October 20:00
• Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin
opening German Design Graduates

13 October 16:00
• Alice Rawsthorn – Design as an Attitude, UdK-lecture at Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, read more

15 October 18:00
• visit from Klasse Diez (Die Angewandte Wien) in räum 202

19-22 October (info meeting 14 October 14.00)
• Excursion to the Netherlands
to Studio Ineke Hans in Arnhem and
to Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven with visits to DAE graduation show, exhibitions and meets & greets with international designers and design-thinkers.

25 October
• handing in of reports, film, statement/manifest and proposals

Additional  program: 7 Nov. and 10 Dec. 19:00
• mini symposium in cooperation  with designtransfer, with international guests on Conservation for Innovation, read more