Our Authors




Werner Aisslinger

[Fast Forward]

Werner Aisslinger studied design at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. His work reflects the whole spectrum of alternative artistic approaches, including industrial design and architecture. After freelancing for Jasper Morrison and Ron Arad, in 1993 he founded Studio Aisslinger in Berlin. He has been teaching as visiting lecturer at various national and international colleges since 1994.


Volker Albus

[Fast Forward / New Olds / New Talents / Design, Anfang des 21. Jahrhunderts]

Volker Albus studied architecture and has been a freelance architect and designer since 1984. Since 1994 he has been teaching product design at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. As an internationally renowned design publicist, he is co-editor of various design books and contributes to numerous architecture and design journals.  [↑TOP]


Jakob Behrends


Jakob Behrends studied communication design at HTWG Constance. He researches the interplay of communication design, interaction design and scenography. He is currently working in Stuttgart as a creative media producer and communications designer, and furthermore he works as a live visual artist and as a developer of creative tools.  [↑TOP]


Ulrich Bernhardt


Ulrich Bernhardt studied at Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. From 1978 to 1986 he was the initiator and also artistic director of the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart. In his art, the Stuttgart-based artist, processes socio-critical and political subjects.  [↑TOP]


Matthias Beyrow

[Corporate Identity & Corporate Design – das Kompendium / Städte und ihre Zeichen]

Since qualifying as designer, Prof. Matthias Beyrow has worked as freelance designer, author and consultant. Since 1998 he has been lecturer, since 2004 professor for Corporate Identity / Corporate Design in the design faculty of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. In 2001, headed up the jury of “Corporate Design für Frankfurt / Oder – Strategie 2003”. He is co-editor of the compendium Corporate Identity & Corporate Design, which has meanwhile appeared in its third and extended edition.  [↑TOP]


Uwe R. Brückner

[Szenografie. Atelier Brückner 2002–2010]

Prof. Uwe R. Brückner studied architecture at Technische Universität München and costume and stage design at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. He has led Atelier Brückner since 1993, a studio for architecture, exhibition design and scenography in Stuttgart. He has lectured at various universities and has been professor of scenography and exhibition design at the HGK in Basel since 2003.  [↑TOP]


Bernhard E. Bürdek

[Design, Anfang des 21. Jahrhunderts]

Bernhard E. Bürdek studied product design at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm and in Kassel and business studies / economics at the University of Stuttgart. Since 1970 he has worked as designer, advisor and publicist. ## 2013 he tought design theory and methodology at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach / Main. In 1990, he co-founded the design office Vision & Gestalt in Obertshausen, and is also author of numerous specialised publications.  [↑TOP]



Philipp Dechow, Kerstin Gothe and Seogjeong Lee

[Seoul Living Lab]

Philipp Dechow studied architecture and city planning at the University of Stuttgart. After working as a guest lecturer at the Hanyang University in Seoul he was an academic associate at the KIT (Karlsruher Institute of Technology) for some years. Together with Seogjeong Lee and Kerstin Gothe he directed the project Seoul Living Lab in 2016. Seogjeong Lee is professor at the Department of Environmental Planning at Seoul National University and is partner in the planning studio ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier. Kerstin Gothe works as a professor at the Institut ‘Entwerfen von Stadt und Landschaft’ at the KIT.   [↑TOP]


Petra Eisele

[Design, Anfang des 21. Jahrhunderts]

Prof. Dr. Petra Eisele studied history of art, literature and linguistics in Trier. She did her doctorate in post modern design development in the Federal Republic of Germany since the 1960s and, among other things, was assistant for the theory and history of the design at Bauhaus University Weimar. She is currently professor for design history, design theory and media theory at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz and author of numerous publications in her field.  [↑TOP]


Irene Ferchl


Irene Ferchl studied German philology, history and communication science in Stuttgart and works there as an independent culture journalist. Since 1993 she has been publisher and chief editor of the literature supplement for Baden-Wuerttemberg. She has not only written many essays and feuilletons, but is also author of literary travel guides to Annette von Droste-Hülshoff at Lake Constance and at Stuttgart, about romanticism in Baden-Wuerttemberg, as well as about Eduard Mörike, and has published various anthologies. She has also project managed literature festivals.  [↑TOP]


Veruschka Götz


Veruschka Götz studied product design at Schwäbisch Gmünd Design College and today works as designer. As a professor she teaches information design, typography and navigation design at the faculty for design at the Hochschule Mannheim, she is the author of renowned books on typography and co-founder of the publishers berlin press and the office T616 typography berlin.  [↑TOP]


Matthias Hank Haeusler

[Media Facades/ New Media FascadesMedia Architecture Compendium]

M. Hank Haeusler studied architecture in Japan, the Netherlands and Germany and completed his doctoral studies in 2007 at the RMIT School of Architecture in Melbourne. Since then he has taught at universities in Australia, Asia, Europe and America, and directed the Media Architecture Institute in Vienna and in Sydney. His multiple award-winning works, represented in many books, essays and conference contributions, involve media architecture, digital technologies, interaction design and ubiquitous computing. His consulting firm City Lights Architecture Store (CLA Store) is dedicated to research projects and to practical professional issues.  [↑TOP]


Frank Heinlein

[Aktivhaus B10 by Werner Sobek / Werner Sobek: Light Works / Residentials by Werner Sobek]

Dr. Frank Heinlein studied history in Berlin, Edinburgh, Strasbourg and Freiburg, before completing his doctoral studies at the European University Institute in Florence. Since 2000, Frank Heinlein has been directing corporate communications at the Werner Sobek Group. Since 2013 he has also been managing director of the non-profit E-Lab Project Ltd., which has set up a future-orientated research project on the Weißenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart: Aktivhaus B10. As an honorary board member of aed, Frank Heinlein sets up and organises many presentation events and young talent competitions.  [↑TOP]


Alke Hollwedel

[Ludwigsburg Museum]

Dr. phil. Alke Hollwedel studied history of art, philosophy, and new and contemporary history in Münster, Pisa and Berlin. After her doctorate on the artist museums of Daniel Spoerri and Peter Greenaway, she did an internship at the Leipzig Museum of City History, going on to become curator at the Centre for Advanced Studies Leipzig and the Pommersches Landesmuseum Greifswald. She has been director of the Ludwigsburg Museum since 2008.  [↑TOP]


Iain Jackson

[Erste Hilfe für Architekturstudenten]

Iain Jackson is an architect and lecturer at the Liverpool School of Architecture and author of many specialised articles and books. In the field of architectural history, his research interest is primarily directed towards the architecture of colonial and post-colonial nations in the 20th century, especially modernism in India.  [↑TOP]


Sophie Jung

[12 Gegenstände]

Sophie Jung studied art history and economics in Berlin and Istanbul. She specialized academically in the history of architecture and urban construction in the modern era. Since 2010 she has been working as a freelance culture journalist and editor, writing about architecture, design, art, and music, including for art, taz, Baunetz, Heimatdesign. She founded the Berlin Art Prize in Berlin, an independent award for contemporary art, and participates regularly as a curator or author in exhibitions and publications about contemporary art.  [↑TOP]


Klaus Klemp

[Design in Frankfurt / Thinking Tools / Alles neu!]

Prof. Dr. Klaus Klemp studied design and visual communication as well as history of art and history. From 1988 to 2006 he led the cultural department (Office for science and art) of the city of Frankfurt / Main and the city galleries in the Carmelite Cloister and in the Canvas House. From 1995 to 2005 he was on the board of the German Design Council. Since 1998 he has taught the history and theory of design as well as public design at Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg, University of Applied Sciences RheinMain and the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt. Since 2006 he has been exhibition director of the Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt am Main and since 2013 deputy director and curator for design. In 2010, he was elected onto the board of the Dieter und Ingeborg Rams Foundation.  [↑TOP]



Martin Nicholas Kunz

[Boutique Homes, best designed hotels]

Martin Nicholas Kunz is publishing director at Cool Cities Media GmbH in Berlin as well as author, photographer and und editor of media in the areas of architecture, design, travel and lifestyle. Among his work are the book series "best designed", "green designed" and "Luxury Hotels und Cool Hotels" published by avedition as well as the multimedia publications "Cool Cities" und "Cool Escapes".  [↑TOP]



Miri Lee

[Very I Person]

South Korean born Miri Lee is an illustrator and communication designer. She studied at the Kaywon School of Art & Design, followed by studies of communication design at Hochschule Konstanz. She now lives and works in Constance and Munich.  [↑TOP]


Burkhardt Leitner

[Burkhardt Leitner. Systemdesigner / Temporary Architecture]

In more than forty years, Burkhardt Leitner's name became synonymous with trade fair and exhibition systems. Continuing the tradition of Bauhaus and the Ulm School of Design, he set standards for functional aesthetics in trade fair design. A systems player of restless curiosity who not only works constantly on innovative architecture systems but is also committed to promoting international design. He is jury member of the Mia-Seeger prize and member of the board of the German Design Council, becoming the first designer from the field of trade fair and exhibition design to be appointed.  [↑TOP]


Sylvia Leydecker

[Corporate Interiors]

Sylvia Leydecker is interior architect and owner of the Cologne-based studio 100%interior which designs corporate interiors. She studied interior architecture at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden and the University of Trisakti in Jakarta, completing her degree in 1996. She works in an honorary capacity as vice president of the BDIA (Bund Deutscher Innenarchitekten; German Association of Interior Architects) and board member of the IFI (International Federation of Interior Architects). Before her career as interior architect, she had already gathered international work experience and is also a book author.  [↑TOP]


Cornelia Lund and Holger Lund

[Design der Zukunft]

Cornelia Lund is art and media scientist as well as curator. In 2011 / 2012 she was stand-in professor for “Kunst.Ästhetik:Medien“ at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf; she is currently involved in a DFG project on documentary film at the University of Hamburg and lectures in theory of design at the University of Arts Bremen. As curator of numerous screenings and exhibitions (e. g. Mapping Festival Geneva, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Index Festival New York), she has made a name for herself in the design community. Holger Lund works as art and design scientist as well as curator. From 2008 to 2011 he was stand-in professor for the theory of design at the University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim, since 2011 he has been professor for media design Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Ravensburg. Husband and wife Holger and Cornelia Lund have led the media art platform Fluctuating Images e. V. in Stuttgart and Berlin since 2004. They co-edited the volume Audio.Visual – On Visual Music and Related Media (Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt, Stuttgart).  [↑TOP]


Christian Marquart

[MesseManager / Mercedes Benz Brand Places]

Christian Marquart studied political studies, sociology and history. He worked as editor for various daily newspapers (including Frankfurter Rundschau, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). He is currently employed at the ZKM Center for Art and Media and is editor in chief for the journal Kultur. As consultant he has specialised in advising municipalities, associations, architects and designers. He is a member of the German Academy for Urban and Regional Spatial Planning and in 1986 received the critics prize from the German Chamber of Architects.  [↑TOP]


Hans Maier-Aichen

[New Talents Stand der Dinge / 10+1]

Hans Maier-Aichen studied painting and sculpture in Germany, France and the USA. In 1983 he founded the design brand AUTHENTICS and set new design standards in the development and production of everyday objects. Hans Maier-Aichen is on the board of the German Design Council, visiting professor at Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London and professor for product design at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. Besides publications of his own, he was a member of the advisory board for the publication Spoon, 100 international designers (Phaidon Verlag, London).  [↑TOP]


Toby Meadows

[Wie gründe ich ein Modelabel?]

The bestselling author Toby Meadows, whose manual How to Set Up and Run a Fashion Label has been translated into seven languages, has been teaching since 2008 at the London College of Fashion in London and Dubai, holds courses about further education possibilities in the fashion industry, and is a regular participant in conferences about setting up labels. Apart from directing his label Belle & Bunty, he provides consulting and support to countless fashion labels, as founder and managing director of Three’s Company Creative Consultancy, from small fashion enterprises to worldwide chains such as Gap Zara and Topshop, and famous designer labels such as Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Christian Dior.  [↑TOP]


Jons Messedat

[Corporate Museums / Corporate Architecture / best designed flagship stores / Retail Architecture S–XXL / Retail Design International]

Dr. Jons Messedat studied architecture and industrial design Aachen, Stuttgart and London. He is the author of several publications in his field and lecturer and visiting lecturer at universities in Germany, Switzerland and the USA. In 2004 he founded the Institute for Corporate Architecture in Stuttgart focusing on the development, consulting for and implementation of CA strategies and concepts for companies and brands. As author, he has published numerous works on brand worlds and corporate architecture.  [↑TOP]


Dirk Meyhöfer

[Die Architektur des Weines]

Dirk Meyhöfer, since completing his studies in architecture in 1977, has been a journalist, since 1987 in his own journalist office in Hamburg. He works as publicist, architectural critic, exhibition organiser and consultant for the construction industry and architects.  [↑TOP]


Anna Müller and Frauke Möhlmann

[Neue Ausstellungsgestaltung 1900–2000]

Anna Müller and Frauke Möhlmann studied communication design at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, completing their studies in 2008 with a thesis entitled 1900–2000 The History of Exhibition Design. From 2008 to 2011 they did their Masters at the edi – Exhibition Design Institute in Düsseldorf. They worked on the publications New Exhibition Design 01 and New Exhibition Design 02 and are editors of New Exhibition Design 1900–2000.  [↑TOP]


Sabine Marinescu and Janina Poesch

[PLOT / Trade Design Yearbook / Event Design Yearbook]

The editors of PLOT, Sabine Marinescu and Janina Poesch, are driven by a common goal: to attain world domination over creative spaces in the foreseeable future. Since 2008, they have been working tirelessly to build up a platform for scenography. Besides editing the printed magazine and enthusiastically running the blog, they develop and come up with ideas for events or publish books.  [↑TOP]


Stefan Nägele

[Aus gutem Grund. Nikolaus Koliusis, das blaue Haus oder wie Kunst Orte auszeichnet]

Prof. Dr. Stefan Nägele is lawyer and specialist lawyer for labour law. Until 2006, he was lecturer at Humboldt-University Berlin, since 2006 professor at WHL Wissenschaftliche Hochschule Lahr. He is the initiator of a series of events focusing on labour law called Blickpunkt Arbeitsrecht as well as curator of the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and first chairman of the charity Förderkreises krebskranke Kinder e. V.  [↑TOP]



Dennis Orel

[El Arenal]

Dennis Orel studied photography and communication design at the Bauhaus University in Weimar and the University for Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe. He used to work for several international photography productions, e. g. for Porsche, Ferrari, Audi and as art director at advertising agency Jung von Matt / Spree, Berlin.  [↑TOP]



Klaus Jan Philipp and Christiane Fülscher

[Stuttgart Architecture Guide]

Prof. Dr. Klaus Jan Philipp directs the Institute for Architectural History at the Stuttgart University, where Christiane Fülscher works as an academic associate. They both teach, researchs and publish on the subjects of architecture and urban planning.  [↑TOP]


Uwe J. Reinhardt

[Neue Ausstellungsgestaltung 02 / Neue Ausstellungsgestaltung 1900–2000]

Prof. Uwe J. Reinhardt studied empirical cultural studies, political science, German studies and design with a special focus on graphic design and communication of cultural projects in Tübingen, Stuttgart and Rome. Since 2005 he has been professor for text / verbal communication in the field of design at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf and head of the edi – Exhibition Design Institute. The focus of his work is on text and scripts, editing and conception, exhibition design and scenography, books and catalogues.  [↑TOP]


Andrea Scholtz

[Arno Design / Models: design culture in Germany / annuals for the International Design Award Baden-Württemberg]

Andrea Scholtz studied art history, classical archeology, prehistory and early history, in Innsbruck, Tübingen, Munich and Florence, and completed postgraduate studies in communications science/journalism at Stuttgart Hohenheim. The author, design journalist and exhibition curator founded the company wortgewandt in 2002. She worked on the legacy of Walter Zeischegg and Otl Aicher for the HfG Archiv Ulm and built up the Otl Aicher archive. She has realized several projects for the Design Center Stuttgart, including the exhibition "Design counts: how creativity becomes part of the business". She is also a lecturer for design history and and the history of visual communication, journalism fundamentals, PR and publicity.  [↑TOP]



Matthias Schönherr

[Digitales Zeichnen]

After achieving his doctorate in design at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, in the 1980s Matthias Schönherr worked initially as a freelance designer, later as a designer at Arno Design and interior designer at Porsche. His academic career started in the 1990s as assistant on the Product Design course at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design and since 2001 he has held a professorship for representational techniques at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal.  [↑TOP]


Martin Schroth

[Digitale Experimente]

Martin Schroth has a degree in architecture and advanced architectural design. Before founding his own office architekturSTUDIO Martin Schroth in 2006, worked for the Stuttgart-based offices Behnisch, Behnisch und Partner and Kauffmann, Theilig und Partner. Alongside his work in the architects office, he has been on the staff at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design in the department for digital design, architecture/Innovative construction and spatial concepts.  [↑TOP]


Andreas Schulz

[Licht Kunst Licht]

Andreas Schulz has run Germany's largest light planning studio Licht Kunst Licht in Bonn and Berlin since 1993. He studied electrical engineering in Cologne, followed by a trainee position in the department for television and film lighting at the broadcasting company WDR. Besides planning lighting in architecture projects, Schulz has also carried out many lighting concept projects for cities and public squares as well as daylight studies. Since 2001, has also been stand-in professor at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf. His founding professorship at the University of Applied Sciences Hildesheim commenced in summer semester 2003.  [↑TOP]


Reinhard Siemes

[Mein Todfreund, der Alkohol]

Reinhard Siemes (1940–2011) was a texter and columnist. For more than four decades he used to write for agencies and universities as well as for companies and magazines. In addition, he used to teach between 1980 and 2002. He received about 60 awards in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the USA, 2010 the Art Directors Club Germany awarded him the lifetime achievment award.  [↑TOP]



Charlotte and Marc Tamschick


Charlotte Tamschick studied art history and then gained her expertise as e creative director and concept developer in the fields of museums, exhibitions and expos. From 2007 to 2009, she represented Atelier Brückner in Berlin and then became Dreative Director and Concept Lead at Tamschick Media+Space.She regularly teaches stage design and scenography at TU Berlin and HGK Basel. Marc Tamschick studied graphic design, animation and direction. In 1994 he founded the film production company mediamutant, in 2007 Tamschick Media+Space as a studio for media scenography, immersive narrative spaces and installations using new technologies.  [↑TOP]


Philipp Teufel

[Neue Ausstellungsgestaltung 02]

Philipp Teufel studied visual communication at Schwäbisch Gmünd Design College. Since 1985 he has curated numerous museum and exhibition projects and since 1994 has been professor for communication design in the design faculty of the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf with a special interest in exhibition and media-specific visualisation as well as co-head of the edi – Exhibition Design Institute.  [↑TOP]


Constanze Vogt

[Städte und ihre Zeichen]

Constanze Vogt completed her design studies at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam in 2008. Since 2004 she has worked in the buerobeyrow and lectures in language and design as well as typography at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam; she lives and works as designer and editor in Berlin.  [↑TOP]


Tobias Wallisser

[Digitale Experimente]

Tobias Wallisser studied architecture and was awarded a postgraduate Master of Science in advanced architectural design. He worked as architect at Kauffmann Theilig & Partner and at Asymptote in New York. In 1997 he started at UNStudio van Berkel & Bos, where he took on the position of creative director in 2001. In 2007, Wallisser joined forces with Chris Bosse and Alexander Rieck to found the office LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture). The office's projects are characterised by the unconventional way they deal with topical questions – topics such as the economical use of resources or the creative potential of modern production methods for contemporary living spaces are the focus of their work. Since 2006, Tobias Wallisser has been professor for architecture and innovative building and spatial concepts at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design.  [↑TOP]


Jan-Christian Warnecke


Jan-Christian Warnecke has been project manager in charge of exhibitions at the Landesmuseum Wuerttemberg in Stuttgart since 2004. Since 2007, he has been spokesperson of the exhibition planning working group in the German Museum Association. After a degree in communication studies, the first step in his career was the Felix-Nussbaum-Haus designed by Daniel Libeskind in Osnabrück, whose completion he managed on behalf of the city. After that, he worked for the Canadian advisory office LORD Cultural Resources. He then became project manager at the theme park of EXPO2000 Hannover GmbH. This was followed by a period at the Stuttgart-based Atelier Brückner where he was mainly involved in the development of conceptions for competition entries. He has lectured at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design since 2004.  [↑TOP]