Transdisciplinary Design. Essays from the Folkwang University of Arts

Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen

6 – 7 July 2017


The symposium “Transdisziplinäre Gestaltung” [Transdisciplinary Design] at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen takes place from 6 to 7 July 2017 and is dedicated to the increasingly complex sociological, societal, ecological, and technical problems of our time.

According to the initiators of this event, these so-called “wicked problems” can no longer be solved by following a single discipline, but call for interdisciplinary collaboration and the combination of theory and practice. The symposium summarises the findings of students and teachers from their work on transdisciplinary processes in the design programme Heterotopia. The occasion for the symposium is the publication of the volume “Transdisciplinary Design. Essays of the Folkwang University of the Arts” by Alan Shapiro, Marion Digel and Irmi Wachendorff, and the exhibition with the same title will take place alongside the symposium.


To participate in the symposium, interested parties can register by 26 June 2017 by sending an email to


Alan N. Shapiro, Marion Digel, Irmi Wachendorff

Transdisziplinäre Gestaltung

Essays der Folkwang Universität der Künste


Passagen Verlag, Vienna (AT)

330 pages, € 37

ISBN 9783709202593



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