Higher Education Prize for Teaching Excellence

Research Platform Bau Kunst Erfinden / BUILDING ART INVENTION

The reseach platform BAU KUNST ERFINDEN // BUILDING ART INVENTION, department of architecture, urban planning and landscape design at the University of Kassel receives the 1. Prize of the Higher Education Prize for Teaching Excellence.

The laureates are Prof. Heike Klussmann, Florian Gwinner, Thorsten Klooster, Roman Polster, Karen Winzer.

The prize awarded by Hessian Ministry for Science and Art in collaboration with the Hertie-Foundation honors the work of the transdisciplinary research group BAU KUNST ERFINDEN (Building Art Invention).

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Pressreviews/ selction:
Süddeutsche Zeitung 24.12.2012 >>
Die Zeit 27.12.2012 >>

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A Floating Platform for Art and Science
From April to October 2012, a decommissioned ship will be transformed into the MS IM-PORT//EX-PORT, a transdisciplinary platform for art, architecture, design & science on the river Fulda.
The IM-PORT//EX-PORT initiative, represented by Andre May, Lessano Negussie and Nicolai Kudielka, will make the main, upper and sun decks available for exhibitions, lectures, workshops and collaborative work. The goal of this transdisciplinary project, directed by Prof. Heike Klussmann, is to bring artists, scientists, students and teachers together in a
singular location. The guiding theme is the concept of exchange—of life in a state of flow. In a process of investigation and imagination, various fields will be made accessible through dialogue with other disciplines. The project relies on the self-directed participation of representatives of the arts and the sciences. The main concern of IM-PORT//EX-PORT is to generate and harness mutual inspiration from art, science and technology—their inherent similarities, parallel developments and differences—and to explore work processes and procedures. The ship, which was retired after 40 years of passenger vessel service, offers a unique set of amenities at a riverside site in the center of Kassel.
The event and exhibition space is approved for up to 150 persons. During dOCUMENTA (13), it will provide a unique interface between the university, its art school, the city of Kassel and the international public.
IM-PORT//EX-PORT is a featured site of the city’s official Kassel Kultur 2012 program in conjunction with documenta. We look forward to welcoming you aboard the IM-PORT//EX-PORT!
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Produzentengalerie Kassel

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University of Kassel


Professor for Art & Architecture at the University of Kassel, Germany, since 2005

Set up of the collaborative research network Building Art Invention at the University of Kassel. This transdisciplinary research group, which brings together expertise from the fields of visual art, architecture, urban planning, interaction design, experimental physics and materials research, has positioned itself in an area of contemporary developments that can be described as “intelligent surfaces.”