KISDtalk: "Civic Design for a Civic City"

KISDtalk , 16. Mai 2017

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Prof. Dr. Ruedi Baur, Zurich/Paris, will in this talk illustrate ideas on how a "civic city" can look like – taking into account the plurality of design and design approaches.

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KISDtalk: "Civic Design for a Civic City"



  • 16. 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"


Prof. Dr. Ruedi Baur, Graphic Designer and Creative Director of "intégral ruedibaur", Zurich/Paris


KISD – Köln International School of Design

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"Design is not a profession, it is an attitude," the Hungarian painter and photographer László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) once said in the Bauhaus time. This sentence is still true, but currently you find different attitudes on the term »design.« Today, design means to have a variety of designs, of styles, perspectives, and approaches to it. As a consequence, you now need better and suitable adjectives to state more precisely about which distinct attitude you speak. "Civic" design is just one possibility to act since the work of any designers is addressed not only to civil society, but also a response to customer demands.
The Swiss designer Ruedi Baur, graphic designer and Creative Director of "intégral ruedibaur", Zurich/Paris, has worked for clients as the city of Cologne or Centre Pompidou Paris, but in his work he also stresses the importance of plurality and flexibility of any design. In his talk he will present different installation works and views on the civic city.
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.