The Conference for theory and practice in the fields of design, media and creativity

Author: Nina Vollmer

Endless amounts of text surround us and are omnipresent. The FURE 5 conference takes place on March 8th, 2024, and poses the question: Is the ability to read really in danger, or is the warning of a decline in this competence merely a lament by cultural pessimists? The conference will focus not only on the amount we read, but also on the way we read, especially in the digital age.

Discussions will address various topics, including the new roles that print media can take on in times of digitalization, the ideas and possibilities of digital reading and the mutual influences of print and digital media. The conference will also look at changing reading behavior and the challenges reading faces in competition with other technologies such as gaming, listening, and watching.

Renowned speakers will share their points of view, including Karin Schmidt-Friderichs from Verlag Hermann Schmidt, Mike John Otto from Artificial Rome, Jutta Echterhoff and Annette Coumont from books4future, Prof Dr Angelika Nollert from Neue Pinakothek, Amatik Designagentur, Jakob Runge from Typemates and Olaf Wittrock from wortwert.

The FURE conference offers space for groundbreaking statements, visions and positions, an a unique opportunity to discuss current developments in the field of reading. Early bird tickets are available now: 42 euros for students and 109 euros for professionals. The FURE is organised by Prof. Rüdiger Quass von Deyen & Patrick Marc Sommer.


March 8th, 2024

Münster School of Design
FH Münster
Leonardo-Campus 6, 48149 Münster

Click here for further information on the conference and ticket booking.