Tag Archives: Berlin

The Publishing Sphere – Ecosystems of Contemporary Literatures. #Review

“The realm of writing has never been so extensive; nor has the idea of publication ever been so plural. Not a day passes without a great percentage of humanity publishing one or numerous texts: on a blog, a social media … Continue reading

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Schools of Tomorrow

Which educational futures could guide our thinking and actions if we see schools as laboratories of tomorrow’s society? What do digitalization and demographic transition mean for learning in a migration society? What new alliances could strengthen schools as social places? … Continue reading

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March for Science (Berlin)

The March for Science, set for 22 April, arose as a grassroots reaction to concerns about the conduct of science under Donald Trump. The initial idea:  to make it an international day to take action against backward and populist ideologies. … Continue reading

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Ein Marsch für die Wissenschaft

Wissenschaft und Forschung sind eine Lebensgrundlage unserer offenen und demokratischen Gesellschaft. Da gerade in Zeiten „alternativer Fakten“ diese Botschaft besonders wichtig ist, finden am 22. April 2017 weltweit Demonstrationszüge statt. In Deutschland nehmen am sogenannten „March for Science“ die Städte … Continue reading

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Things to Come. Science – Fiction – Film (Exhibition Review)

        How will the future look like? How will we work, communicate, travel, – live? How will new technological devices be integrated into our daily lives? Which impact will upcoming designs have on us? Those are questions … Continue reading

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Vilém Flusser und das lebende Archiv

„Der Hebel ist eine einfache Maschine. Sein Design folgt dem menschlichen Arm, er ist ein künstlicher Arm.“ [1]  Der Philosoph und Kulturtheoretiker Vilém Flusser (1920–1991) hat in seinem Werk viele derzeit aktuelle Themen vorweggenommen. Auch „die Offenheit seines Denkens und … Continue reading

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Bodylandscapingtime

How do artists „read“ a semi public research space? How can artists convey that which they find in the gap between knowledge and experience in medical research? Starting point for these explorations was a network of research, science and higher … Continue reading

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Material and Knowledge

International Symposium within the Framework of the Exhibition Object Lessons. The Story of Material Education in 8 Chapters January 13, 2017, from 9 am until 6 pm. Object Lesson Nr. 9 – the symposium – brings together international experts, who explore … Continue reading

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Ene Mene Muh und welche Stadt willst Du? (Contribution to the Berlin state election 2016)

“The debates and struggles in Berlin for civic involvement in urban development arise from an increasingly urgent desire for genuine participation. Ene Mene Muh und welche Stadt willst Du? poses questions regarding the theory and practice of participation and paths … Continue reading

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Design and Organisation 2.0: From „Design for Life“ to „Design Your Life“

Looking at society as the embodiment of a living environment, which is constituted of social, cultural, mental and material components, raises the question about how this is (or should be) actually organised. In the summer semester 2015, a new issue of … Continue reading

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Wessen Wissen?

Das Graduiertenkolleg “Das Wissen der Künste” der UdK Berlin lädt zur Jahrestagung über die Wissenspolitiken der Künste und deren Erkenntnisansprüche. Dem diesjährigen Motto ‘Wessen Wissen?’ sind dabei folgende Leitfragen vorangestellt: “Welche Positionen beanspruchen die Künste im umkämpften Machtfeld des Wissens? Wie greifen … Continue reading

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Between digital commons, urban struggles and local self-organization

[German below!]   MAZI* – Open night with discussions, presentations, food and DIY networks: Social and political processes are becoming increasingly digitized and restructured by and through digital aspects. Beyond the various narratives about the “hybrid” or “smart” city, between dystopian visions … Continue reading

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Präsentische Demokratie

  Wenn repräsentative oder direkte Demokratien an ihre Grenzen stoßen, was dann? Die Jour Fixe Initiative Berlin lädt am Sonntag den 3. Juli 2016 (18 Uhr) zu einem Vortrag der Politologin Isabell Loray (eipcp/European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies) ein. Loray widmet … Continue reading

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Zum Wandel der Kommunikation im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung

Am Donnerstag (23. Juni 2016) startet eine zweitägige, interdisziplinäre Konferenz über die fortlaufenden Transformationsprozesse von Sprache, Literatur, Medien, Kunst und Alltagskultur am Beispiel der kleinen, heimlichen Globalisierungsgewinner digitaler Kommunikation: den Emoji und Emoticons. Tom Bieling sprach mit Elena Giannoulis (FU … Continue reading

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Changing Worlds – Ideologies, Utopias and Ambitions in Science and Technology

The latest issue of the Graduate Journal of Social Sciences (GJSS) has a strong focus on Science and Technology Studies (STS) topics. Its title “Changing Worlds” alludes to multiple meanings as not only are we changing the world – or worlds –, but they … Continue reading

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Die Zeitlichkeit des Entwerfens

Am 31.5. spricht Prof. Dr. Claudia Mareis am Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte der HU Berlin zur “Zeitlichkeit des Entwerfens”.  Beginn 18:15 Uhr. Hörsaal 207 – Dorotheenstraße Dorotheenstr. 26 – Berlin

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The Knowledge of the Future – From Oracle to Prognostics

  [English:] When Future no longer indicates the final judgement of the world, or the lapse of time until its arrival, then our vision of the time to come has changed profoundly. Future then, as Reinhard Koselleck has pointed out, can only be projected … Continue reading

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RETHINK! Gender, Design and Media

Tomorrow (Friday, April 24) designtransfer presents the exhibition BLUE + PINK >>> RETHINK! of the international Gender Design Network (iGDN), as well as projects from the seminar “Gender Troublers” by students of the Berlin University of the Arts: Friday, 24 … Continue reading

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Design and Organization

  In order to design, Designers need tools, such as pencils, dremels, notebooks, software or brainstorm-sessions. In order to mediate between the ‘uncertain’ and the ‘real’, Designers also design tools, such as guiding systems, urban structures, services or interfaces. The … Continue reading

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Community Now? The Politics of Participatory Design

The Design Research Lab and the DGTF (German Society for Design Theory and Research) are currently preparing an international symposium which  focusses on current social developments and participatory community projects in Germany and Israel. Participatns from all over will present and … Continue reading

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Protest, Widerstand und Arbeitskämpfe von 1848 bis 1990

Seit Beginn der Industrialisierung prägen Kämpfe um Produktion, Reproduktion und Teilhabe den Alltag von Arbeiterinnen und Arbeitern. Von den Protesten gegen Hunger der 1910er Jahre, über das Engagement für bezahlbaren Wohnraum Anfang der 1930er Jahre, bis hin zu den Streiks … Continue reading

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Elske Rosenfeld – A Vocabulary of Revolutionary Gestures

Elske Rosenfelds Ausstellungsprojekt “A Vocabulary of Revolutionary Gestures”  bearbeitet filmisch und performativ Sequenzen historischer Ereignisse – 1989, 1968 und 2011/12. Ausgehend von ihrem eigenen Erleben der Ereignisse von 1989 in der DDR untersucht sie in ihren Video- und Performancearbeiten den … Continue reading

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Jeder kann hacken!

Schrauben lösen, Kabel neu verlegen: Messer, Gabel und Pudelmütze werden zum Input für den Computer. Wie das geht, zeigt das Design Research Lab heute während seines vierten Workshops zum kreativen Umgang mit Elektronik, im Rahmen der CodeWeek. Diesmal im Tieranatomischen Theater Berlin (Lenther … Continue reading

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Schrottküche

[English Version below!] Welche Roh- und Wertstoffe befinden sich in unseren mobilen Geräten? Unter welchen Produktionsbedingungen sind diese Geräte entstanden? Wie verhält es sich um ihren Lebenszyklus und das Leben nach ihrem Gebrauch? Im Rahmen der Code Week übt ein Team aus … Continue reading

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Die Linke und der Krieg (Ausstellungsfinissage)

  Der Erste Weltkrieg bildet eine Zäsur in der Geschichte der Arbeiter/innenbewegung: Die SPD-Fraktion im Reichstag stimmte 1914 den Kriegskrediten zu, 1917 spaltete sich die USPD als pazifistischer Flügel ab, bald entstand daraus die KPD. Bis heute streiten Linke über … Continue reading

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Code Week (Opening)

Im Rahmen der Code Week (11.-17. Oktober) sollen Mädchen und Jungen spielerisch an die Welt des Programmierens herangeführt und bestehende Coding-Initiativen in ganz Europa sichtbar gemacht werden. Deutschland nimmt in diesem Jahr zum ersten Mal an der Initiative der Europäischen Kommission teil. Als … Continue reading

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„… macht aber viel Arbeit.“ (Tagung)

In der Auseinandersetzung mit den Künsten stehen gemeinhin die Ästhetik der Werke und die Kreativität der Produktionsprozesse im Vordergrund. Dass Kunst darüber hinaus, wie Karl Valentin es treffend auf den Punkt gebracht hat, viel Arbeit macht, bleibt zumeist unberücksichtigt. Dabei stehen … Continue reading

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Pride Parade (Berlin 2014)

“Freaks and Cripples, Lunatics and Gimps, Deaf, Crazy, Blind or just ordinarily weird people – come out into the streets again, because we own it! We were many, we will be more!” Put barriers in the museum, it’s time to … Continue reading

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Kollisionen

Was passiert, wenn Mode und Architektur kollidieren, Design beim Tanz aufschlägt oder Gesellschafts- und Wirtschafts- mit Visueller Kommunikation zusammenstößt? Was, wenn Textil- auf Textgestaltung trifft, Performance die urbane Raumplanung befragt oder Kulturtheorie durch bildende Kunst und Musik herausgefordert wird? In … Continue reading

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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

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DFG Roundtable Design Research (Video)

The Design Research Lab conducted an intense two-days event: The DFG Roundtable Design Research. Numerous highly profiled positions from the international field have been brought together in order to compare, discuss and map the different approaches and perspectives within design … Continue reading

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F L U G M U S I K (Kollisionen 2014)

Eine Woche lang arbeiteten Studierende aus verschiedenen Fachbereichen der Berliner Universität der Künste (UdK) zusammen an fliegenden Klangobjekten und klingenden Flugobjekten. Objekte, die schweben, gleiten, geworfen oder katapultiert werden. Objekte, die klingen, singen, knattern und flüstern. Einzige Grundbedingungen: kein Strom, … Continue reading

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PACHA — Kollisionen von Tanz und Design

Im Rahmen der “Kollisionen 2014” (UdK) sah das Projekt PACHA eine Serie von Experimenten und Improvisationen vor. Ziel des Projektes und seiner Teilnehmer war es, sich mit Objekten und Materialien in RaumZeit-Konstellationen zu befördern, deren Wechselwirkungen Klang erzeugen. Aufgrund der … Continue reading

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“Flugmusik” – Jazz Institute Berlin meets Design Research Lab

[Dehnhard & Bieling: F L U G M U S I K] The Jazz Institute Berlin and the Design Research Lab are going to collaborate for early 2014. In the project Tilmann Dehnhard and Tom Bieling are going to work on flying … Continue reading

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Job Opportunity: Student Worker (f/m) in alternative Interaction.

Job Opportunity: Student Worker (f/m) in „alternative Interaction“. The Design Research Lab at Berlin University of the Arts is looking for two student workers (f/m) to support us in the project “SPEECHLESS” from now to June 2014 (4 – 6 … Continue reading

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Lorm Hand connects deaf-blind people with twitter

On the 4th October an impressive protest march of the deaf-blind took place in Berlin. Many of the participants took the opportunity to express and tweet their thoughts, demands, needs, wishes and requests with the @LormHand. The Lorm Hand is an … Continue reading

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Design Research Lab in Berlin NeuKölln

[Nacht und Nebel Installation: “Liebe Sonnenallee, “] As part of the Nacht und Nebel festival in Neukölln, the Community Infrastructuring Team of the Design Research Lab will present the next level of their hybrid letter box. Opinions will be collected and … Continue reading

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DFG Roundtable Design Research

The Design Research Lab at Berlin University of the Arts is looking forward to an intense two-days workshop next week: the DFG Roundtable Design Research. Even more, we are excited to meet our ca. 40 participants. The list of participants … Continue reading

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Radio Interview (Tom Bieling, Multicult FM, 24 October 2012)

Tom Bieling talks about the Project DESIGN IN(G) SOCIETY in this Radio Interview (Language: German). To listen or download the Interview click here! Or “watch” it on Youtube: For further Infos on the project click here! Project DESIGN IN(G) SOCIETY In the winter semester 2012/13, a … Continue reading

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DesignInquiry | Design City Berlin | Call for Participation

Design Research Lab Berlin is collaborating with DesignInquiry on another experimental workshop-format that will take place in 2012. Our friends and colleagues Alexander Müller-Rakow and Florian Sametinger have been organizing this promising Berlin event, and DESIGNABILITIES is pretty much looking forward to it! … Continue reading

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Job Opportunity: Internship at Design Research Lab Berlin

Das Design Research Lab der Universität der Künste Berlin sucht ab März/ April 2012 in Berlin eine/n Praktikant/in für 3 – 6 Monate im Projekt „Services für Demenz-Patienten“. Das übergreifende Ziel des Design Research Lab (www.drlab.org) besteht darin, durch praktische und theoretische Beiträge im … Continue reading

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Mobile Lorm Glove – A Communication device for deaf-blind people.

The Mobile Lorm Glove is a communication and translation device for the deaf- blind. It translates the hand-touch alphabet Lorm, a common form of communication used by people with both hearing and vision impairment, into digital text and vice-versa. The … Continue reading

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Künstlerisch/Wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiter/in gesucht…

Das Design Research Lab der Universität der Künste Berlin sucht ab Februar 2012 in Berlin eine/n Künstlerisch/wissenschaftliche(n) Mitarbeiter/in im Projekt „Services für Demenz-Patienten“ Das übergreifende Ziel des Design Research Lab besteht darin, durch praktische und theoretische Beiträge im Bereich benutzerzentrierter … Continue reading

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HangUp (Deafness-inspired Interaction at Design Research Lab Berlin)

“HangUp” is a tool that accounts certain human conditions or situations, where people can not use their hands while being on the phone. For example deaf people need both hands for sign language. But also non-deaf people are often confronted … Continue reading

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Im Werden begriffen – Designperspektiven für Berlin (ARCH+ 201/202)

[ARCH+ issue 201/202 on Berlin; Cover by Meiré und Meiré] The german magazine for archicture “ARCH+” recently published this one: “Im Werden begriffen – Designperspektiven für Berlin Von Bieling, Tom Berlin, Stadt der Kreativen. 2006 zur „UNESCO City of Design“ ernannt, … Continue reading

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Design Research Lab – Alles NEU!

On the occasion of Gesche Joost‘s inaugural lecture, the Design Research Lab recently celebrated a “houswarming” of its new office at the University of the Arts. In the course of the establishment of the endowed professorship, the research team transferred to the faculty … Continue reading

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Andy Miah speaks at our Research Colloquium (November 22)

On November 22 (Monday), Andy Miah gives a talk at our T-Labs’ Research Colloquium. Don’t hesitate to spread to spread the word and feel free to join! *** Research Colloquium *** Date: 22.11.2010 Time: 14.00 – 15:30 Location: Deutsche Telekom … Continue reading

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Tuuli Mattelmäki speaks at our Research Colloquium (on 23nd of august)

Another Talk, another interesting guest speaker: On august 23 (Monday), Tuuli Mattelmäki from Aalto University Helsinki comes to talk at our T-Labs’ Research Colloquium. Here topics will range from design probes, empathic design, co-design to service design and design for … Continue reading

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