Yesterday I attended the semester presentation of ID5, run by my former supervisor Prof. Burkhard Schmitz who created an impressive overview of functional studies with his students. Back in 2007/2008 when I was working at my isopt porcelain project he would already preach the necessity of focusing on new possibilities to integrate function into the geometry of the designed artifact which is an important and basic insight that I pass on to my students as well.
I really hope the results of that show will be published in a book as it would be a wonderful tool to communicate the interconnectedness of material, production process and function resulting in an aesthetic that is pure and obvious.
After one year of writing, translation, editing and great layout the collaborative book was finally published. I am very grateful to having been asked to contribute. My essay “digital culture: from open design to creating your own future” is one of 47 texts by contemporary artists and designers active in the digital world.
Another presentation of isopt! Starting with an elevator pitch on thursday evening I will participate in a B2B meeting on Friday.
The project is presented for the next 6 months in Frankfurt, then moving for another 1/2 year to Berlins museum of Communication.
>> DIY – Die Mitmachrevolution
With deep gratitude to Walter Scheiffele, who continuously pushed to project and supported us all we finally made it to edit our texts and get the book finished. Don’t miss to read what we think about professionals and amateurs in design and how the design world is shifting due to the evolving open and participatory approaches and the amazing possibilities the new technologies can offer.
>> order at ProQM
Texts by Florian A. Schmidt, Peter Lasch, Susanne Stauch, Friedrich Kautz, Fritz Gobbesso
Illustration and Layout by Andreas Töpfer
It is 300 years ago, that the first European porcelain company fired their primary pieces. Celebrating this, the Porzellanikon in Selb, one of the German capitals of porcelain, comes up with the largest exhibition on the topic ever in this continent. (wow!) The covering theme is Königstraum und Massenware which is subdivided into several small exhibitions, where isopt is being presented at the 300+X – In Search of Tomorrow’s Porcelain
The opening was on 24. April 2010. The exhibition runs until 2. November 2010. Don’t miss it!
In the context of the exhibition 300+X isopt got a big spot in the latest issue (2/10 page 47)
>> read article (german only)
I was invited to do a session about the isopt project on the festival. It was very interesting to discuss the topic of open design and participation with people who are somewhat familiar with the topic because we could really dive into details and questions about general concepts and learnings from such apporaches.
>> interview by Anja Krieger
>> atoms&bits festival
on Friday, 19.06.09 I will have 5 minutes to catch attention for my project at the digital life pitch hoping to find collaborators and/or funders. Within the scope of Dresden Future Community it will take place at HomeBase in Kreuzberg starting at 7 p.m. Let me know if you want to come and I will put you on the guest list.
In the issue 03/2009, page 22 there is an article about the isopt project.
Proud to be nvited to this curated show by my friends from TODO