Prof. Ahn Sang-soo is a graphic designer and typographer from South Korea. Not only in Korea is he famous for the modernization of the Korean alphabet. He reduced the 11,172 possible character combinations of the traditional alphabet to 67. That provided the basis for the trans-formation of the traditional Hangulzeichen for digital communication.
Ahn Sang-soo can look back on a diverse career today. Since 1991 he has been Professor at Hongik University in Seoul where he ten years earlier even graduated. In 1988 he founded the magazine Bogoseo / Bogoseo which he publishes today. He has also written several books and translated, for example, Typographische Gestaltung of Jan Tschichold into Korean. He has given lectures around the world, got many prices, founded the Paju Typograpy Institute, and was vice-president of the International Council of Graphic Design. With his designs Anh Sang-soo always tries to build bridges with like-minded people around the world.
Barbara Schmidt studied at the Art Academy Burg Giebichenstein Halle and the Aalto University Helsinki.
After graduating in 1991 she was responsible for the successful realignment of KAHLA porcelain factories in the turbulent years of german reunification.
During many stays abroad, like in Japan, Hun-gary and the Netherlands she deepened her knowledge of ceramics. After teaching at various universities for example Weißensee Kunsthoch-schule Berlin, the Academy of Fine Arts of Ham-burg and the University of the Arts Berlin, she is - since October 2013 - Professor of Experimental Design at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has been awarded more than 40 design awards.
Prof. Dr. Harald Welzer is a sociologist and social psychologist. Co-founder and director of Futur Zwei. Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit - a foundation for future viability.
He is a permanent guest professor of social psychology at the University of St. Gallen, Member of the Council for Sustainable Development of the Federal Government and the Future Council of Schleswig-Holstein and, not least, Professor of Transformation Design at the University of Flensburg.
As once the Bauhaus helped shape a transfor-mation process in a modern world, today in view of climate change and dwindling resources, it is about shaping the change for future viability.
Jan Mammey studied at the State Academy of Photographic Design in Munich and at the
Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig. After his graduation he was a master student of Heidi Specker. He was a fellow of the Cultural Foun-dation of the Free State of Saxony, the MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire and the Blue Mountain Center, New York. Works by him are et al in the Collection of the Fotomuseum Winterthur and the State Art Collections Dresden.
In 2013 he won the grand prize at the 5th International Marianne Brandt Contest in the photography category.
Renate Flagmeier is senior curator at the Museum of Things - Werkbund Archive in Berlin.
In her curatorial work she is, among other things, currently working on the contexts of culture and industry in modern times and the subject of goods and consumer culture. Her work is informed by a social history of art and feminist art history.
The Museum of Things is a museum of product culture of the 20th and 21st century. Historical core of the institution is the archive of the Deutscher Werkbund, an association between art and industry, who in 1907 advocated for a contemporary design and for criteria for quality in the design and production of everyday goods.
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Zeitguised is an award winning studio of artists, designers and technologists providing consultancy for synthetic art and design with inhouse creative direction and production.
The studio was established in 2001 by german architect Henrik Mauler and american sculptor and fashion artist Jamie Raap with the interest to explore the zone between imagination, virtual construction and realism.
The exquisite realities of Zeitguised are crafted as a unique blend of tantalizing design, acute art, handmade algorithms and bespoke generative processes.
Shapes, colours, movements realize themselves as autonomous life forms, behave like apparitions in an artificial choreography, with movements that are imaginary yet familiar.