KISDtalk: "Brötchentüte: Design and Culinary Diversity"

KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design , 02. Mai 2017

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Journalist and author Johannes J. Arens will talk about one thing we hold in hand on a daily basis, but forget to consider what it really is: the German “Brötchentüte" – a chance for business, culture, marketing, design, and genuine food culture.

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KISDtalk: "Brötchentüte: Design and Culinary Diversity"

KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design


  • 02. Mai 2017
  • 17.30 Uhr bis 19.00 Uhr


KISD – Köln International School of Design, Ubierring 40, 50678 Köln


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KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design


Johannes J. Arens, Cultural Anthropologist, Journalist & Author, Cologne


KISD – Köln International School of Design

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»Brötchentüte« is not only one of these fiddly German words – it is an essential element of German everyday food culture. Once it is handed over, we store it in our backpacks or briefcases, its haptics and noises pleases toddlers and bothers fellow travellers – until we finally throw it away. It is a disposable, a penny good which usually doesn’t get much attention. But with just a bit of creative thought – it could be much more. German bakeries are having a hard time surviving in the midst of supermarket bun-bargains and low budget-»Back- Shop«-pastry. With a little help the Brötchentüte could evolve into a veritable business card for traditional bakeries, emphasizing personal skills, artisanal traditions and company history. Design could become a warrant for culinary diversity. Johannes J. Arens studied design in Maastricht and cultural anthropology in Bonn. Since 2010, he has been working as a freelance journalist and author with the main focus on eating culture in the Rhineland.
The talk will be held in English language.

The KISDtalks are a public lecture series on relevant perspectives of design. They give space for an open-minded and profound analysis of current and future issues of design, culture, society, technology, and different scientific disciplines.Topics are interdisciplinary, integrative, and provide internationality by domestic and international speakers.
The KISDtalks always take place on Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the conference room 11. The 60-90 minutes-long presentations with »Q&A« are a public event and free of charge.