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Print is not dead/The post-digital condition at Künstlerhaus Dortmund

How does design look in times of the gig economy, template culture, scripted layouts, and the standardized interaction and aesthetics of the responsive web? What is the design potential of last year’s tools and devices we already have forgotten? How can we show work and projects while our audience is immersed in their own smartphones? In a collaboration with FH Dortmund, a group of KISD students exhibits work dealing with questions like these under the title “Print is not dead/The post-digital condition.”

With the medium of “fax” as starting point for the analysis, students of KISD joined forces with the Editorial Design master program at FH Dortmund in order to explore how the post-digital is affecting design. Communicating through a medium that today is almost dead, both groups exchanged faxes while working on projects that explore the relationship of digital, material, social and cultural systems and mixed realities. The resulting experimental works include publications as well as spatial and interactive installations.

These positions will be exhibited as part of a group show at Künstlerhaus Dortmund, together with other works from FH Dortmund’s Editorial Design program.

Opening: Friday, Oct. 18, 6pm
Open: October 19/20, 12-6pm.
Künstlerhaus Dortmund
Sunderweg 1
44147 Dortmund

KISD participants:
Jan-Ole Baars, Leah Bewes, Lucia Castellanos, Alex Kaschuba, Moritz von Laufenberg, Camilla Marani, Arthur Nagel, Audrey Pety, Beatriz Vecchia, Paul Wehner, Conrad Weise

Organization: Prof. Ulrike Brückner, FH Dortmund; Prof. Dr. Lasse Scherffig, KISD