Homeland is an ambivalent word. For some it is a synonym for security, identity, self-evidence and is able to give them orientation. The others see in it a kind of code name for nationalistic and racist attitudes, while in their love for their homeland they discover hatred for the foreign. In the AM 24 questions are being asked. To whom does the homeland belong? How does it feel, smell and taste? Or is it in the end non-existent and only a construct in our heads? What is home for you?
About Akademische Mitteilungen:
The magazine “Akademische Mitteilungen,” short “AM,” is a publication of the communication design course of the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, which is located in the area of independent cultural and social magazines. The magazine appears in a limited edition of 1000 copies and is distributed nationwide and internationally in selected bookstores and online shops. The 24th edition of Akademische Mitteilungen deals with the topic of home. The content was researched by Aischa Matthes & Sibel Balac and the magazine was realized with the help of sponsors.
Akademische Mitteilungen #24 – Heimat
Art Direction: Aischa Matthes, Sibel Balac
Editor: Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart
Photographer: Aischa Matthes, Andrea Diefenbach, Andrew Buurman, Peter Bialobrzeski, Serife Zor, Sibel Balac
Illustrator: Aischa Matthes, Alina Wenzler, Kati Szilagyi, Maggie Truong, Niklaus Troxler, Sibel Balac, Sua Balac, William A. Hall, Stephanie Wunderlich
Release: June 2019
Edition: 1000 copies
Format: 24 × 32 cm
Volume: 128 pages
Cover: Material Bronze embossed, foil laminated matt
Price: 10.– €