Die Zweite Ausgabe des Agenda Design Magazin für Gestaltung widmet sich dem Thema "Grenzen",  als komplexe Problemstellung unserer Zeit. Dabei geht es sowohl um Grenzen und Barrieren im physischen Sinne als auch um Grenzen im abstrakten Sinn, wie gefühlte Grenzen der Belastbarkeit, etwa in der aktuellen Flüchtlingskrise.  Kritisch behandeln die Autor-/innen die Frage nach dem Weltverbesserungsanspruch der Designer und inwiefern diese den Anforderungen angesichts der Herausforderungen komplexer politischer und sozialer Entwicklungen gerecht werden können.
Weiterhin wird der Design und Gestaltungsprozess selbst in den Fokus genommen, indem der Frage nachgegangen wird, wie aus einem abstrakten Strich auf einer Landkarte die architektonische Struktur einer Grenzanlage resultieren kann und welche Chancen und Möglichkeiten es gibt, diese menschlicher und vielfältig nutzbarer zu gestalten.
Die Autor/-innen Birgit Bauer, Elvia Wilk, Florian Alexander Schmidt, Sabine Müller & Andreas Quednau, sowie Andreas Jacobs nähern sich der Thematik im Hinblick auf die Rolle des Gestalters und berichten von potentiellen Lösungsansätzen für die Grenzproblematiken der Gegenwart und nahen Zukunft.

18.05.2016 um 14:48 Uhr
Art and design is a domain in which practical and bodily experiences provide an essential foundation for making and production. This volume brings together a variety of artists concerns around the convergence that has been taking place in academia between art and design in practice and the practice of research. While the practice of research aims at the generation of new knowledge, art and design practice predominantly aims at the creation of new artefacts. There are tensions inherent in this convergence that lead practitioners toward new experiential knowledge and understanding of their own unique or shared creative practices. These papers take a critical look at the interactive and dynamic relationship between experience and articulation from the perspective of practicing artist-researchers who deal with materiality in their practice. The volume highlights ontological, epistemological, and methodological issues of contemporary artistic and design research as it is currently developing internationally.

Volume Co-Editors
Nithikul Nimkulrat - Professor of Textile Design, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn / Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen - Professor of Craft Studies, Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki /
Sofia Pantouvaki - Professor of Costume Design, Aalto University /
Nancy de Freitas - Editor-in-Chief, Studies in Material Thinking, Auckland University of Technology
11.05.2016 um 13:49 Uhr
"The animal of the molecular revolution will be neither mole nor snake, but a drone-animal-thing that is solid, liquid, and a gas." - from "Dividuum"

"As the philosophical, religious, and historical systems that have produced the "individual" (and its counterparts, society and community) over the years continue to break down, the age of "dividuality" is now upon us. The roots of the concept of the "dividuum" can be traced back to Latin philosophy, when Cicero used the term to translate the "divisible" in the writings of Epicurus and Plato; later, medieval scholars utilized the term in theological discussions on the unity of the trinity. Grounding himself in the writings of the medieval bishop Gilbert de Poitiers and his extensive commentaries on Boethius, Gerald Raunig charts a genealogy of the concept and develops a philosophy of dividuality as a way of addressing contemporary modes of production and forms of life. Through its components of dispersion, subsistence, and similarity, dividuality becomes a hidden principle of obedience and conformity, but it also brings with it the potential to realize disobedience and noncompliant con/dividualities.

Raunig's bad news is that dividuality is responsible for much of the intensified exploitation and enslavement taking place under contemporary machinic capitalism. Algorithms, derivatives, big data, and social media technology all contribute to the rampant expansion of divisive management strategies and desires for self-division. The good news, however, is that this same terrain of dividuality presents an opportunity for a new kind of resistance, one that can be realized in the form of con/division.

ISBN: 9781584351801
Preis: 16,50 €
27.04.2016 um 12:50 Uhr
Digital Design Theory bridges the gap between the discourse of print design and interactive experience by examining the impact of computation on the field of design. As graphic design moves from the creation of closed, static objects to the development of open, interactive frameworks, designers seek to understand their own rapidly shifting profession. Helen Armstrong's carefully curated introduction to groundbreaking primary texts, from the 1960s to the present, provides the background necessary for an understanding of digital design vocabulary and thought.
Accessible essays from designers and programmers are by influential figures such as Ladislav Sutnar, Bruno Munari, Wim Crouwel, Sol LeWitt, Muriel Cooper, Zuzana Licko, Rudy VanderLans, John Maeda, Paola Antonelli, Luna Maurer, and Keetra Dean Dixon. Their topics range from graphic design's fascination with programmatic design, to early strivings for an authentic digital aesthetic, to the move from object-based design and to experience-based design. Accompanying commentary assesses the relevance of each excerpt to the working and intellectual life of designers.

Verlag: Princeton, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-616893088
Preis: 22 €
27.04.2016 um 12:45 Uhr
\"Poetics and Politics of Data\" reflektiert das Leben in einer zunehmend von Daten gesteuerten Welt und präsentiert künstlerische Positionen, die den kontinuierlichen Datenstrom anschaulich machen:
von netzbasierten Installationen bis hin zu grafischen Datenvisualisierungen.
Die beteiligten Künstlerinnen und Künstler fragen nach der Bedeutung und Position des Individuums in einer technologisch vernetzten Gesellschaft, in der jeder von uns täglich eine nahezu unfassbare Anzahl von Daten generiert und jede Aktion im Internet digitale Spuren hinterlässt.
In kritischen Textbeiträgen reflektieren Orit Halpern, Sabine Himmelsbach, Lev Manovich, Claudia Mareis, Ramón Reichert und Roberto Simanovski ausgehend von den Phänomenen \"Big Data\" und \"Data Mining\" die Ambivalenz eines Lebens in einer \"datifizierten\" Welt.

Verlag: Merian Verlag
ISBN: 978-3-85616-681-6

26.00 €
14.04.2016 um 13:16 Uhr
A true Renaissance man with a clear, unified aesthetic vision, the Swiss artist, designer, architect and writer Max Bill combined the virtues of homo faber and homo ludens throughout his intensely productive career, launching the Concrete art movement and establishing himself as the single most decisive influence on postwar Swiss graphic design.

This gorgeously designed, hefty volume-the most thorough Bill overview ever published in English, and the only monograph in print-presents Bill\'s oeuvre both chronologically and thematically, across every facet of his multifaceted oeuvre: painting, graphic art, sculpture, architecture, book and magazine design, industrial and furniture design, graphic design and advertising typography-from large-format posters to small inserts in periodicals-as well as his designs for exhibition spaces.

Bill stands out for his enormous influence on Latin American geometric art (through his 1951 retrospective at the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art), as well as for his essays, his work as an educator and his political and social concerns. All these aspects of his life and work are covered in this profusely illustrated catalogue, along with essays by scholars and a selection of previously unpublished essays by Bill himself.

Published by Fundacion Juan March, 2016

ISBN: 9788470756320

54.50 €
14.04.2016 um 11:13 Uhr
Sou Fujimoto (born 1971) is a Japanese architect noted for his delicate light structures and permeable enclosures. In 2014, after three years of research, design and construction, Fujimoto’s studio, Sou Fujimoto Architects, created Mirrored Gardens, a village-inspired arts complex of platforms and cabins on the outskirts of Guangzhou, China. The locally sourced structure houses a gallery, art studios and visitor facilities. This book reflects the research that inspired the Mirrored Gardens. Touching on Chinese garden and Japanese Zen garden study, permaculture and farming practices, Towards a Non-Intentional Space is an unusual look into innovative architecture oriented toward a quotidian, farming lifestyle.

It is an essay book with more than 100 color and black&white images, the images and texts are beautifully interacted, which reflect the research, philosophical thinking and contemporary architectural practice touching many different fields including art, architecture, Chinese garden and Japanese zen garden study, perma-culture and farming practices, and these thinking and practices are very much connected with our daily living experience.

Published by Koenig Books, 2016

ISBN: 978-3-86335-772-6

24.80 €
14.04.2016 um 11:06 Uhr
Buchvorstellung: Boris Groys: In the Flow
In the early twentieth century, art and its institutions came under critique from a new democratic and egalitarian spirit. The notion of works of art as sacred objects was decried and subsequently they would be understood merely as things. This meant an attack on realism, as well as on the traditional preservative mission of the museum. Acclaimed art theorist Boris Groys argues this led to the development of “direct realism”: an art that would not produce objects, but practices (from performance art to relational aesthetics) that would not survive. But for more than a century now, every advance in this direction has been quickly followed by new means of preserving art’s distinction.

In this new work, Groys charts the paradoxes produced by this tension, and explores art in the age of the thingless medium, the Internet. Groys claims that if the techniques of mechanical reproduction gave us objects without aura, digital production generates aura without objects, transforming all its materials into vanishing markers of the transitory present.

Published by Verso, 2016.
IBAN: 9781784783501
Price: 29.90€
16.03.2016 um 16:51 Uhr
Die Öffentliche Gestaltungsberatung ist eine Arbeitshypothese für Design. Sie geht davon aus, dass Gestalter auch für die Bearbeitung von Alltagsthemen sinnvolle Beiträge leisten können, dass die Auseinandersetzung mit wirklichen Problemen zum Designstudium gehört und dass Design am besten gemeinsam mit den davon Betroffenen gemacht wird.

Die Öffentliche Gestaltungsberatung bietet kostenlos praktische Hilfestellung für selbsttätiges Handeln. Sie will über gestalterische Auseinandersetzungen die Entwicklung alternativer Vorstellungen des Städtischen anregen. Sie ist parteiisch, indem sie andere Personen, Probleme und Räume zu Akteuren und Gegenständen von Designprozessen macht. Begleitet von Referenzprojekten, historischen Grundlagentexten und weiterführenden Gastbeiträgen, beschreibt diese Publikation Ansprüche, Methoden, Projekte und Probleme aus fünf Jahren Öffentlicher Gestaltungsberatung.

Sternberg Press

19,00 Euro

03.03.2016 um 14:33 Uhr

Die 29. Ausgabe der Zeitschrift Öffnungszeiten mit Beiträgen von Holger van den Boom, Jordi Pericot i Canaleta, Oliver Ruf, Peter Friedrich Staphan, Cordula Meier & Christoph Dorsz, Stefan Krause, Diethardt Janßen, Heike Raap, Felicidad Romero-Tejedor, Simon Koch & Frank Jacob, Rebecca Wunderlich, Jens Beyer und Michael Weidner deckt ein breites Spektrum von Standpunkten zum Design Research ab.

ISBN 978-3-7376-0035-4 (online)
ISSN 1613-5881 (print)
ISSN 2195-7568 (online)

Print Version: 14 €


Romero-Tejedor, Felicidad: Design & Research. Design und Research?
Boom, Holger van den: Was heißt Forschung? Ein paar persönliche Bermerkungen zum Thema
Pericoti Canaleta, Jordi: Die Rolle des Designers in einer deliberativen Gesellschaft
Ruf, Oliver: Diesseits des Ästhetischen. Designwissenschaft als Designtheorie
Stephan, Peter Friedrich: Schöner Wissen. Design für die \"Trading Zomnes of Knowledge\"
Meier, Cordula /
Dorsz, Christoph: Abenteuer Universität. Ein Zwischenbericht
Krause, Stefan: Analyse sozialer Systeme im Teirreich
Janßen, Diethard: Fußnoten
Raap, Heike: Simplifizieren, präzisieren, idealisieren? Vom Retrospektiven Betrachten von Desingprozessen

Romero-Tejedor, Felicidad: Horst Rittels Planungsdenken. Ein Modell für Design?
Koch, Simon /
Jacob, Frank: Designing Decisions
Wunderlich, Rebecca: Markenkommunikation kleiner und mittelständischer Unternehmen im digitalen Zeitalter

Beyer, Jens: \"Das Smartphone-Video-Phänomen\"
Weidner, Michael: Interaktive Bedienungsanleitung für den MakerBot Replicator und Digitizer mit Bezug auf E-Learning System
28.01.2016 um 12:01 Uhr

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