Gunnar Behrens teaches at Berlin International

Passing on your own knowledge and providing a sound insight into professional practice: This winter semester, Archimedes Managing Director Gunnar Behrens will be teaching a “Design Project Studies” module of the Master’s programme in Interior Design at Berlin International – University of Applied Sciences

Together with Prof. Katrin Brünjes, an expert in interior design, the experienced architect and exhibition designer will offer the comprehensive module “Narrative Spaces” dealing with the design of brand spaces, temporary and permanent exhibitions. The module is divided into two parts: On the one hand, students are taught the scientific foundation and methodology of spatial communication and scenography in a theory seminar. On the other hand, they will work on the basics for the practical implementation of an exhibition project, which then have to be applied. In the practical part of the module, students will have to develop an individual, research-based concept for a complex task in the field of interior design and plan its realisation – all in view of current design challenges with regard to functional, artistic, technical, scientific and social issues. The focus is particularly on the “new normality” brought about by the Corona pandemic. Students should create spaces that meet the requirements of the new conditions and, for example, develop designs that also work outdoors, so that they could be used without restriction even under strict hygiene measures.

Through the intensive interlocking of theoretical and practical work, students are trained in the independent development, realisation and presentation of comprehensive design concepts. They are to gain competence in defining individual goals for complex tasks at the interfaces of architecture, design and content, as well as to be able to develop and work on interdisciplinary solutions and concepts for international exhibition scenarios in a leading role.

The seminar starts on 5 November 2020 and will take place every Thursday in hybrid form. Katrin Brünjes and Gunnar Behrens will teach on site in Berlin. In addition, students who are abroad and are unable to travel to Germany due to the pandemic can take part in the course online.

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