Editorial LAB #5

Design vs. Art

Author: Clara Weinreich

Design is not art. It fulfils a purpose and always tries to create meaningful contexts. Nobody, on the other hand, expects generally valid sense from art, much less a purpose. The privilege of art is freedom from purpose. But this does not mean that design has to be tasteful or even universally understandable. Designers often convey content with an artistic claim that challenges the aesthetic habits of the viewers.

The FH Dortmund has invited four lecturers to Editorial LAB #5 who blur, expand, and exceed these habits in their work. Their works challenge the viewers to reflect on old structures of perception, deliberately breaking through the boundaries of purposelessness.

1. Jakob Feigl, Picture Editor, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin
2. Bureau Johannes Erler Creative Director, Agentur Johannes Erler
3. Julian Zimmermann, Deutsche und Japaner
4. Raphael Leutenegger and Felix Pfäffli,
Studio Feixen

June 12th, 2019
4 p.m.–10 p.m.

Assembly hall faculty Design
University of Applied Sciences Dortmund
Max-Ophüls-Platz 2
44139 Dortmund

Free entrance