On the occasion of the 100 years of Bauhaus anniversary, the national theatre of Darmstadt hosted a festival on its forecourt in July 2019.
Within the scope of a semester project, Florian Walzel and us asked the question of relevance. What was the core essence of such a formative period and what is left of it today?
Wild Plants is a still on-going project initiated through a semester project at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Basel. Wild and urban plants always find their way through concreted surfaces where nobody expected it to be. In the city, nature breathes unexpectedly on ground that hasn’t been touched by us yet. Inbetween rail tracks or on construction sites, even on bridges. This (planned) website gives an impression of the diversity growing between concrete.
In context of the open_collab workshop, initiated by Patrick Thomas, Lars Harmsen from Slanted Publishers, Markus Lange from Studio Farn, as well as Florian Brugger, Mara Schneider and myself from Melville Brand Design teamed up for it. Apollo 11 – The eagle has landed arised out of the 50 years anniversary of the first succeeded NASA lunar mission. Out of hundreds of printed pages then were formed into a 100 page book in a limited edition of 50.
In context of a semester project with Sandra Hoffmann-Robbiani, I executed a new signange system at the Faculty for Design at the University of Applied Science Darmstadt. Its essence is guiding people who never been to the Faculty. Maybe on the occasion of an exhibition or just a drop-in whilst walking around the close-by Mathildenhöhe.
In winter of 2018, we teamed up for organising the diploma exhibit including the exhibit catalogue, posters and the party. That year, we decided to emphasise the work of the graduands diploma which nobody really ever sees. In the creative field, we do know it – the nightshifts, which really can be productive but also are straining.
Whackords is an on going project seeking to fathom the core and culture of rap music and sound. Since 2017, Denise Grösch and I are constantly launching new ideas through the channel of LTO – Le Tandem Officiel.