KISDtalk: "Staging HAPTICA"

KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design , 09. April 2019

SH  (Bild: Anker-Koler)

In this public KISDtalk “Staging HAPTICA“, guest speaker Cheryl Akner-Koler will elaborate on a three-year artistic research project Cheryl has been leading in cooperation with the Swedish Research Council. It deals with the exploration of haptic attributes.

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KISDtalk: "Staging HAPTICA"

KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design


  • 09. April 2019
  • 17.30 Uhr bis 19.00 Uhr
  • in meinen Kalender übertragen


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


free entry


KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design


Cheryl Akner-Koler, Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm


KISD – Köln International School of Design

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Guest speaker Cheryl Akner-Koler will present a recent exhibition – “Staging HAPTICA” – where they exhibited their work in two design studios: one dark one and one with light. In the dark studio, an experiential performance was staged where the participants experienced haptic attributes of: a) -the hand, b)- the nose, mouth and throat and c) -the body. In the light studio, 9 parallel projects were shown that applied haptic attributes in, for example, sensitizing labs, design projects, taste laboratories, meal experience, norm critical service design, and vibro-tactile aids. The HAPTICA project is carried out from Konstfack in collaboration with culinary researchers and practitioners from Örebro University, School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Meal Science, Sweden.

Cheryl Akner-Koler has a BA from Western Washington State University, USA, and did her PhD on the topic “Form and Formlessness: Questioning Aesthetic in Art Projects, Cross-Disciplinary Studies and Product Design Education“ at Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden. Since 2001, she is Professor in Theoretical and Applied Aesthetics at Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm.

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 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.