Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design Launches Digital Graduation Show

Author: Juliane Hohlbaum

In a radical envisioning of our present moment, the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design launched the digital platform, the school’s 2020 graduation show. Starting November 12th, 2020 and throughout January 2021, projects by the students take over a TV studio inside the University building, from where projects, narratives, fictions and speculations are broadcast to the world. Uniting art, theory and design in a transdisciplinary approach, the graduation show takes on a new dimension, overcoming the borders of the school and overflowing towards the digital space.

“At this moment, when everyone sees the reality of the world mediated through their screens”, says University rector Jan Boelen,” we offer a radical presentation in a pared-down TV studio, where the objects produced by the students become simultaneously actors and props for discourse and investigation.” From November 12th, 2020, to January 6th, 2021, will present interdisciplinary weekly themes and dedicated programming that offer deeper insights on the many different strands of art and research being conducted at the University’s departments. From Future of Memories to Rituals of the Now, the weekly programming investigates our current moment and its entanglements, exploring freedom and its myriad possibilities. presents work by graduates of communication design, product design, media art, exhibition design and scenography and art research and media philosophy. Its organization and coordination represents an interlinked undertaking. A specifically developed scenography has been designed by Christina Scheib and Sophia Stoewer. The program has been coordinated and curated by Anja Ruschival and Jandra Böttger. The sophisticated website was conceptualized by Felix Plachtzik and Marcel Strauss and programmed by Grischa Erbe. The innovative digital broadcast was directed by Anja Ruschival and Alejandra Janus.

For a complete list of works and artists presented please visit

Next events:

December 14th, 2020, 3 p.m.
Chris von Frankenberg
Internet Music

December 15th, 2020, 3 p.m.
Julian Wallis

December 15th, 2020, 7 p.m.
Emily Ortlepp
Das kalte Herz

2020-12-11_5fd365e941e3f_slanted_graduation_studio_2 2020-12-11_5fd365e941f12_slanted_graduation_studio_4 2020-12-11_5fd365e941dc0_slanted_graduation_studio_1 2020-12-11_5fd365e941eaf_slanted_graduation_studio_3 2020-12-11_5fd365e941fe7_slanted_graduation_studio_6 2020-12-11_5fd365e9420c3_slanted_graduation_studio_8 2020-12-11_5fd365e94205a_slanted_graduation_studio_7 2020-12-11_5fd365e941f7e_slanted_graduation_studio_5