Medienhaus Lectures 2021

Performance. Performance? Performance!

Author: Henrike Uthe

Among other things, design is always performance. The Medienhaus Lectures 2021 take a look at performance in design beyond the moment of presentation. Type, color, materiality, etc. are design elements that have their own performativity. The same is true for the human body. So could the design process be considered a performance? How diverse are the bodies involved? How differentiated is the body image in the field of design? And, what are the performative effects on bodies of norms and rules derived from that? Performance! prompts the Medienhaus Lectures 2021 together with guests from design, art, and theory to bring the body into play.

Medienhaus Lectures 2021

Organization: Annika Haas (UdK, Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Gestaltung), Henrike Uthe (UdK, Institut für Transmediale Gestaltung)
Contributors: Pasquale Virginie Rotter, Anna Jehle & Juliane Schickedanz (Kunsthalle Osnabrück), David Liebermann, Maximilian Kiepe & Jana Reddemann (Liebermann Kiepe Reddemann), Katharina Brenner, Ece Canlı, Hannah Witte, Katharina Ludwig, Claire Finch
Design: Jonas Gerber, Nour Al Safadi, Lea Verholen

November 17th, 2021, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
November 18th, 2021, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Live-Stream: TBA

Medienhaus, Aula
Universität der Künste
Grunewaldstraße 2 – 5 
10823 Berlin
U Kleistpark

Contributions in German and English. Please refer to the language of the respective title in the program.

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