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International Seminar Week 2017

Crossing boundaries

The International Seminar Week 2017 has put its emphasis on the topic of "crossing boundaries" and of inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to design. Today's problems can not be solved in the safe echo chambers of one discipline but have to be tackled within project groups of various areas of knowledge and competences. Responsible designers oversee the links between design and science, technology and a wide range of social issues, and think and act accordingly.

In 2017 we organized our lecture series differently than in the years before. Wednesday morning were reserved exclusively for three presentations, which allows all of our teaching guests, students and faculty members to attend them.

Thanks to our renowned international teaching staff we were able to offer a wide variety of design approaches in this year's lectures and workshops.

The ISW 2017 took place Monday, 24 through Friday, 28 April. Many thanks go out to our lecturers and workshop leaders. And, of course, to all our involved staff members.

How was the international seminar week?

Thanks to the support of the Erasmus program, to the Freundeskreis and Weleda, this international seminar week was very successful.

I had a wonderful time at the HfG. The hard work, technical confidence and creativity of the students was impressive, as always, and the organization was perfect – as always. The ISW is a jewel. But please work a little harder on the weather! :-) I would be delighted to return.
Paul Jackson, Israeli Origami Center

Ich kenne keine andere Hochschule, die so ein spannendes internationales Event auf die Beine stellt.
Anne Niemetz, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Great workshop, thanks so much!
Chris Ebbert, Nottingham Trent University

Thank you all for this so particular atmosphere which we shared together. This year was another great edition. It was so nice to meet or see again this funny and brilliant team.
Samuel Roux, École Supérieure d‘Art et de Design, Orléans

I want to thank you again for your wonderful hospitality. You always make us all feel at home in Schwaebisch Gmuend. It was really great to meet old friends and to make new ones. Until next time.
Anat Katsir, Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem

I have the post-Schwäbisch Blues, big time. That was so much fun that I can‘t get the smile off my face. Thanks for the organization and the friendship!
Prof. Dr. Michael Leube, FH Salzburg

I felt that the HfG has some special character. Great people and students too.I have not been in such a great workshop before.
Prof. Hannu Vanhanen, Arctic University Rovaniemi

It was one of my best ISW's that I attended so far. Amazing mix of people, we came from different places and individual strengths yet we had so much in common.
Prof. Jasjit Singh, Lund University

workshop program

Workshop 1: Beholding Coexistence
Prof. Jasjit Singh
Lund University
Main Building H0.12

Workshop 2: Lego MiniFigure Design
Lee Clarke
De Montfort University
Main Building H0.17

Workshop 3: The Rudiments of Pattern and Symmetry
Paul Jackson
Israeli Origami Center
Main Building H2.13

Workshop 4: Steal Like an artist
Prof. Dr. Josef Gründler, Sigrid Bürstmayr
FH Joanneum Graz
Main Building H1.04

Workshop 5: Wearable Technologies
Anne Niemetz
Victoria University of Wellington
Main Building H 1.22

Workshop 6: I am Here: Occupying Public space - Visual communication as Civil action
Anat Katsir
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
Main Building H0.07

Workshop 7: Teleporting emotions
Zachi Dinar
Holon Institute of Technology
Main Building H1.17

Workshop 8: The moving poster
Prof. Brian Stone
Ohio State University
Main Building H2.14

Workshop 9: Creating Identity
Chris Ebbert
Nottingham Trent University
Main Building H1.06

Workshop 10: Me and my Place
Prof. Hannu Vanhanen
Lapland University, Rovaniemi
Main Building H2.22

Workshop 11: Circular Economy: Product-Service-Systems for the near furture
Dr. Michael Leube
FH Salzburg
Main Building H0.05

Workshop 12: Bitmap Graphics
Mark Osborne
Arts University Bournemouth
Main Building H2.18

Workshop 13: Are Designers Sculptors?
Prof. Oliver Niewiadomski
Hochschule für Künste Bremen
Main Building H1.03

Workshop 14:
Prof. Magnus Feil
Arizona State University
Main Building H1.16

Workshop 15:
Prof. Balazs Püspök
MOME Budapest
Main Building H0.14

Workshop 16: Innovative Workscapes for Nomad Traveller
Elena Elgani
Politecnico di Milano
Main Building H2.16

Workshop 17: isw in 3 variations
Rasih Bayölken
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd
Bahnhofplatz 7, B1.02

Workshop 18: Viewing pleasure
Samuel Roux
ESAD Orléans
Main Building H2.17

Workshop 19: UX Sprint
Beneke Traub
CAS Software Karlsruhe
Only open to MA Students
Main Building H 1.10

Lecture program

Lecture 1: The Dawn of Immersive Design -
Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and 360° Video
Clarence Dadson
Main Building B0.01

Lecture 2: Virtual Reality Meets Therapy: Cutting Edge Technology at the UniTyLab
Prof. Dr. Gerrit Meixner
Hochschule Heilbronn UniTyLab
Main Building B0.01

Lecture 3: When Machines Design
Dr. Niels Henze
Stuttgart University VIS
Main Building B0.01

The International Seminar Week is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Presentations Partner Institutions

All our guests are invited to participate in our international fair:

When: Thursday 27th April 2017, 17:00 - 18:30
Where: Aula, H 2.10

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