The Artist as Ecologist
Liveable environments in the age of media
Stadtverordneten-Saal at the Rathaus (Town
Hall) Dieburg, Marktplatz 8
Nov 14 (14.00 –18.00h) – Nov 15 (10.00 –18.00h)
speakers and their topics (in order of appearance)
|1.) Prof. Dr. Kai Buchholz
Aesthetic Sustainability and “Lebensreform”
Glimpses into the birth of ecology
Buchholz is Professor of History and Theory of Design at Darmstadt
University of Applied Sciences. His research interests include
philosophy of language and action, non-propositional knowledge,
aesthetics, Art Nouveau, film and theatre studies, queer theory.
Buchholz was Visiting Fellow at the Wittgenstein Archives at the
University of Bergen, curator of exhibitions in fine and applied arts,
author of several radio plays. Major books: Sex (ed. 2008),
Designlehren (2007), Plexiglas (2007), Im Rhythmus des Lebens (2007),
Liebe (ed. 2007), Ludwig Wittgenstein (2006), Die Lebensreform (ed.
2001), Wege zur Vernunft (ed.1999), Sprachspiel und Semantik (1998).
|2.) Prof. Dr. Ing. Bettina Oppermann
From ecology to data, from data to arts
of landscape ecology and environmental planning at the Technical
University of Munich. Research and teaching in Stuttgart at the
University, Department of Architecture. Mediation and public
participation projects in the field of waste management at the Academy
for technological impact assessment in Stuttgart. Communication
services for municipalities in the field of planning. Since 2002,
research and teaching for the unit “open space policies and
communication for planning” at the University of Hanover.
|3.) Prof. Dipl.Ing. Hannes Raffaseder
Sonic perception and sound design in the digital age
Raffaseder works as a composer and media artist in different genres and
various styles. He also has collaborated with other artists on several
Hannes is head of the IC\M/T – Institute for
Creative\Media/Technologies and Member of the Managing Board of the
University of Applied Sciences in St. Pölten, Austria.
He has been
leading research projects in areas such as Sound and Music Computing,
Sound Studies and Sounddesign. His book Audiodesign (2nd edition, 2010)
is published by Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich.
Subtitle of your Impulse: Sonic Perception and Sound Design in the Digital Age
4.) Birte Frommer
Urban landscapes. Our perception of them and their influence on us
Spatial and Environmental Planning
Frommer is a geographer and professor for spatial and environmental
management at the Hochschule Darmstadt - University of Applied
Sciences. Her teaching activities focus on the development and change
of settlements (spatial, environmental and infrastructure planning). As
environmental consultant she has been involved in German and EU
funded projects on sustainable regional and urban development and
inter-communal and regional cooperation. Her research interests include
strategic planning, regional governance and climate change adaptation.
|5.) Klaus Schüller M.A.
Artists and Residences
The influence of creativity on its environment
Schüller (*1988) is a lecturer, curator, musician and interdisciplinary
media artist. As a lecturer at Hochschule Darmstadt University of
Applied Sciences and co-curator of „Station Heimat“ he focuses on media
aesthetic- and cultural education in rural Germany. Besides his music
project „Safran“ (sfrn.cc) different sound art pieces were exhibited at
ZKM Next Generation 5.0 Festival and at the Fulldome Festival in Jena.
2014 he founded „Netzwerk Bahnhof Langstadt e.V.“, an association
specialised on media aesthetic- and cultural education after he founded
an art and music label called „Lifeparade“ in 2011. 2013 he worked as
curational assistant at B3 Biennial of the Moving Image.
|6.) Michelle Bunn B.A.
Building place for personal mythmaking
Location of Identity in the Network Society
Bunn is a media communications specialist, television camera operator
and lecturer at the Hochschule Darmstadt. Her research interests
include global communication development and understanding the role of
sound and personal identity as experienced within real and real
|7.) Prof. Sabine Breitsameter
Ecology and Experiment
Expanded media in practice
Breitsameter (Berlin/Darmstadt) researches and teaches since 2006 as
Professor for Sound and Media Culture at Darmstadt University of
Applied Sciences. Being an expert for experimental audiomedia,
she has been working as dramaturgue, director, editor and artist
within the German public radio system ARD, NPR/USA and
Radio_Canada, and as a director of festivals , symposia and
exhibitions. In 2002-2008, she co-founded the Master programme
"Soundstudies" at the University of the Arts Berlin. 2004-2006 she was
director of the German-Polish art radio station "Radio_Copernicus".
Numerous publications on listening culture, experimental audiomedia,
media ecology and soundscape. Since 2013, she has been director of the
Campus Program at the B3 Biennale of the Moving Image/Frankfurt. At her
university, she currently develops the Master program "International
Mediacultural Work", which is supposed to start in winter 2015.
|8.) Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Werner
From Soundscape Dialog towards A/R/T/ography of Sound
Reflection in Action in Art, Research and Teaching
„Hans-Ulrich Werner, HUW = Hörkunst, Unterweisen, Wege of Sound,
Studies in Music and Technology, Communication, Musicology in Düsseldorf, Bochum and Kassel
Sound Engineer and Sound Designer, Soundscape Research and Compositions,
Radio author and Studio for Klangdesign at WDR, Cologne.
Workshop-Texts and DVDs for University of Siegen about Sound and Media since 1997
Today Teaching Sound, Media, Education and Radio Art at University of Applied Sciences at Offenburg.“
9.) Dr. Dipl.MusPäd Michael Iber
Digging into Sound
Auditory data exploration and expertise listening
Iber works as a musician, a scientist, and as an author of radio
features and dramas. After having completed his studies at London Royal
Academy of Music, Iber, at first, pursued a career as a concert pianist
in the fields of classical and contemporary music. Since 2000, he has
been increasingly involved with his own projects at the intersection
between instrumental composition and sound art and media art. Until
2013, Iber researched for his PhD at Jacobs University Bremen on data
sonification in manufacturing. In 2014, Iber joined the faculty of the
University of Applied Science in St. Pölten, Austria.