Exploring /-/ Transitions 2016/2017, October-February, with Stefan Schwabe

Exploration is an act of searching and experiencing, driven by the motivation to discover the Unknown. Whereas the Unknown in the great decades of exploration from the 15th to the 18th century was unknown territory, what are the Unknowns of today and how can we explore them? Today‘s challenges like climate change, geopolitics or fiscal policy are complex and disruptive and need to be understood in a global context. Over more, these processes are not static but have to be conceptualised as dynamic transitions. Exploration facilitates a way to approach the Unknowns of these processes by revealing their underlying principles. The project Exploring /_ / Transitions (Ger. »Auf der Schwelle«) was realised during the winter semester 2016/ 2017 in the department of Industrial Design/ System Design at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle. Led by the visiting professors Stefan Schwabe and Jannis Huelsen, a group of 15 students was using journey as a form of design practice for attentive seeing, experiential learning, contextualising research and relocating mindsets. The project results are documented in this website, a short movie as well as a book.

Project website
Stefan Schwabe
University of Art and Design Halle

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Exploring /-/ Transitions
Exploring /-/ Transitions