Catalogue Guest Professorship Kassel 2014/15 2016, Universität Kassel / Kunsthochschule Kassel
In 2014 The Product Design course of the School of Arts & Design at the University of Kassel started to work with annual Project Professors and invited me to be the first Guest Professor in the row. Yael Mer from Raw Edges took over in 2015/2016. Later on Micher/Traxler, Stefan Diez and Nils Holger Moormann followed.
I adopted the year 2014/2015 to research current issues in design. With the students I explored two topics: Furniture for the Future and Unplugged, investigating future scenarios for (furniture) design and consequently designing products for it. During the year the classes made some excursions and had fortnightly discussions on topics that influence design nowadays, the so called 'Kurzeinfuhrungen' (Future Topics) where each introduced a discussion with a topic of his/her interest. Somehow all of this became for me the prelude to start the research salons in London in 2015.
The Product Design course in Kassel decided to publish the projects of the Guest Professors and to give these annual Professorsship the maximum exposure the digital catalogues will be online after each Guest Professor's year. I coordinated the set up of the row of digital catalogues that were designed and conceptualized by graphic designers Lambl/Homburger from Berlin. At a later date, all digital material will come together and be available as one printed catalogue on the Projekt Professors.The first digital catalogue: INEKE HANS Guest Professor 2014/2015 (ISBN-978-3-945824-06-1) is online now.