KISDtalk: "Let's Talk about...Design"

KISDtalk: Theories and Practice of Design , 05. Februar 2019

KISDtalk  (Bild: KISD )

In this public lecture, KISDtalk speaker Wiebke Lang, editor-in-chief of "designreport"-magazine, will elaborate on how the discipline of design and journalism match and diverse. Is there a specific language for a professional design journalism? And what are the effects of digitization on traditional print journalism?

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KISDtalk: "Let's Talk about...Design"

KISDtalk: Theories and Practice of Design


  • 05. Februar 2019
  • 17.30 Uhr bis 19.00 Uhr


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


free entry


KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design


Wiebke Lang, editor-in-chief of "designreport", Frankfurt


KISD – Köln International School of Design

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Today, designers and creativity are omnipresent in lifestyle magazines, the feuilleton, and the business press. But the interested public usually still doesn’t comprehend that design is not only the Eames Chair and the iPhone, but also a way of thinking and acting. Is there a specific language for a professional design journalism? How can words describe design as a visual discipline with many invisible aspects? And who really wants to read about design?
Wiebke Lang practices design journalism for 15 years. She will report on her experiences with writing about design, on the change of the discipline and the challenges of its publication processes – in design magazines and exhibitions, social media, and public relations.
Wiebke Lang is since 2017 editor-in-chief of designreport, the German magazine for product and industrial design. She was head of PR and editor-in-chief at the architectural lighting company ERCO from 2013 to 2017. Previously, she worked as an editor and author for various design, architecture, and media magazines such as form, PAGE and GRID and was co-curator at Vitra Design Museum. She has a degree in design from KISD and, before, she started her career in the book retail sector.
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 and reflexion of the manifold issues of design, culture, society, technology, and different scientific disciplines. Topics are interdisciplinary, integrative, and provide internationality by domestic and international speakers.
The talks always take place on the specified dates on a Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the conference room 11 at KISD. The 60-90 minutes-long presentations with “Q&A“ are a public event and free of charge.