Annual Lecture Series 2023—Design Professionals Open Their Archive
The Typografische Gesellschaft München e.V. is launching its new lecture series Rejected. On seven evenings, this topic will be presented by means of seven protagonists who will deal with their respective works, backgrounds, creative solutions—and their failure. This offers the rare opportunity to take a look into the designers’ digital and analog archives. In addition, each lecture evening will feature a young “design starter” to introduce the up-and-coming generation of designers. The Typografische Gesellschaft München e.V. describes the lecture series as follows:
A brilliant idea. Enchanting implementations. Showing designs under stage fright. Suspenseful to the end. Presenting is heart-pounding. And then? What happens then? Enthusiasm, recognition? The moment right after the presentation is hope and fear at the same time. Thanks, but no thanks. The concept doesn’t fit the client’s vision. The idea is put into the archives and it is started all over again. From the moment of rejection comes fertile ground for new ideas. Failure is part of the design process. Since there are no strict rules for design and it only works in conjunction with the people involved, it is prone to failure.
And that’s where they sleep, the ideas. In the dark. Analog in drawers. Digitally in files upon files. Forgotten over time. Discovered years later when cleaning out, they bring joy or melancholy. Often they are wonderful, these never realized projects. So they come into the spotlight. They want to see them and honor them. Hear their stories, learn from them, share their disappointments, discover fascinating results. They want to give these “post-drawer” projects the appreciation they deserve and bring them to the stage. Because inspiration always wins.
All events take place in Munich and via livestream in Gasteig Hp8.
The series is presented by the Kulturreferat of the City of Munich.
March 21st, 2023, 7:30 pm: Laura Prim & Aurelia Peter, St. Gallen und Zürich. DesignStarter: Magdalena Schmidt & Jonas Rosenwirth
April 25th, 2023, 7:30 pm: Chris Campe, Hamburg. DesignStarter: Henrik Stelter
June 20th, 2023, 7:30 pm: Erwin Bauer, Wien. DesignStarter: Salomea Wörner
July 18th, 2023, 7:30 pm: Bernd Kuchenbeiser, München. DesignStarter: Lucas Guizetti
October 10th, 2023, 7:30 pm: Björn Wiede & Stefan Guzy, Berlin. DesignStarter: N.N.
December 05th, 2023, 7:30 pm: Shoko Mugikura, München. DesignStarter: N.N.
Tickets are available here.