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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
Todays 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
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.
University of Art and Design Halle