Category Archives: pop culture

Das Echo der Utopien – Tanz und Politik

Kunst ist immer politisch! Nur der Tanz nicht? Zu Unrecht steht der Tanz in dem Ruf, eine unpolitische Kunst zu sein, der reinen Form, oft sogar dem puren Vergnügen verpflichtet, ohne politischen Inhalt, ohne politische Aussagekraft. Mit der Ausstellung “Das … Continue reading

Posted in exhibition, Politik, pop culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inklusion in Mode und Clubkultur

Von den Vereinten Nationen 2008 ratifiziert, fordert die Behindertenrechtskonvention eine gleichberechtigte Teilhabe aller am gesellschaftlichen Leben. Was soweit plausibel  klingt, scheitert im Alltag jedoch allzu häufig an der praktischen Umsetzbarkeit. Auch in kulturrelevanten Bereichen, insbesondere der Partyszene erfahren Menschen mit … Continue reading

Posted in fashion, movie, pop culture | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review (german): Cairo – Images of Transition. Perspectives on Visuality in Egypt 2011-2013 // Mikala Hyldig Dal (Ed.)

[Transcript, September 2013, 186 S., kart., 34,90 €; ISBN 978-8376-2615-5] Wie dokumentiert man Geschichte, die gerade selbst im Begriff ist geschrieben zu werden? Wie lässt sich demokratisches Verständnis visualisieren? Und wer sind die Akteure wenn sich Geschichte als Bild manifestiert? … Continue reading

Posted in graphic, Literature, photography, pop culture, visual communication | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beatiful Freak

“… Some people think you have a problem But that problem lies only with them …”* [eels: *beautiful freak, album cover; 1996] According to the “freaks”-subject, this beatiful catchy title-tune from EELS’s melancholic 1996-debut has been on top of our … Continue reading

Posted in freak, movie, music, pop culture

I.L.Y St. Pauli!

On the occasion of F.C. St. Pauli’s return to the Bundesliga, we send a big hello to hamburg and to one specific Fan Club: Deaf St. Pauli. We especially like their new logo, which combines the classic St. Pauli skull and crossbones … Continue reading

Posted in deaf, pop culture

Dancer in the Dark

Selma (Björk), who is becoming blind, has “seen it all” in Von Trier’s “Dancer in the Dark”:

Posted in blind, movie, music, performance, pop culture

See no evil, hear no evil!

Nowt wrong with a bit of fun: Haven’t watched this movie for ages, but looking forward to doing so soon. The unforgetable Gene Wilder (playing a deaf guy) and Richard Prior (playing a blind guy) running from mafia and the … Continue reading

Posted in comedy, Film, movie, pop culture

Deaf Music – Gehörlose Musik (by DIE TÖDLICHE DORIS)

In November 1998, many hearing-impaired people – and an equal amount of those who could hear just fine – made their way to the Prater der Berliner Volksbühne to witness a process as part of a series of events called … Continue reading

Posted in alternative communication, art, deaf, music, pop culture, visual communication

Disability Culture

(Picture from Bruce Conner’s video for Devo’s “Mongoloid”) ———————————————————————- “Yes, the doctor told me, boy, you don’t need no pills. Just a handful of nickels, the juke box will cure your ills.” Carl Perkins, disabled rockabilly pioneer ———————————————————————- As in … Continue reading

Posted in art, blind, deaf, disability studies, music, pop culture

Welcome to DESIGNABILITIES!

… a research blog developed and run at      

Posted in accessible, activism, advertisement, age, alternative communication, architecture, art, augmentative communication, awareness, bioethic, blind, blog, body, body modification, Calendar, Capability Simulation, care, co-design, comedy, Conference, cyborg, cymatics, deaf, deaf-blind, Definitions, demenz, design project, design research, design study, designwissenschaft, disability aesthetics, disability studies, echolocation, education, embodiment, Enhancement, event, exhibition, Experience Disability, fashion, Film, freak, game, gender, german/deutsch, graphic, humor, illiteracy, implants, interaction, interview, jewelery, jobs, Literature, movie, multimodality, music, neuroscience, people, performance, philodhopir, philosophie, photography, playful interaction, Politik, pop culture, posthumanism, prosthetics, prototyping, quote, reciprocal learning, report, research, senses, social design, sound, STS, sustainability and social innovation, synaesthesia, tactile communication, tangible interaction, team, toy, Transhumanity, typo, Uncategorized, universal design, virtual reality, visual communication | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,