Prof. Dr. Carolin Höfler


Prof. Dr. Lasse Scherffig

Guest Lecturer(s)

Simon Meienberg

Area of Expertise

Interaction Design


On May 4, 2022, a KISDedition release party took place at the KISD – Köln International School of Design of TH Köln. KISDedition publishes texts in a variety of design areas, that give an impression of the many facets of the interdisciplinary study program »Integrated Design« and present the different forms of teaching and research at KISD. The program includes theses, studies, anthologies, project and research reports written and designed by graduates and lecturers.

The release party featured two new publications: »Algorithmic Turn. Unsichtbare Bilder algorithmischer Überwachung« (Invisible Images of Algorithmic Surveillance) by Sten Rüdrich and »Begreifen. Eine technikphilosophische Perspektive auf die Gestaltung von Schnittstellen« (Grasping: A Philosophy of Technology Perspective on the Design of Interfaces) by Pia-Marie Stute. Sten Rüdrich deals with the active interventions of intelligent image recognition system in everyday life and asks about the socio-political implications of machine-based vision. Starting from physical objects equipped with sensors and software, Pia-Marie Stute is focusing on the demand for a ›graspability‹ of technologies, which has significant consequences for the relationship between humans and machines.

Readings from the books took place at the release party. In addition, the new open access journal »ZZZine« was presented. KISD’s design research forms the basis of the »Journal for Integrated Design Research«, which will be published from the fall of 2022 both as a web-based online publication and as a downloadable PDF document.

The event was followed by an informal evening with drinks and snacks.

Location: Köln International School of Design of the TH Köln | Ubierring 40 | 50678 Cologne
Room: Room 11
Time: 5.30 p.m.

Readings: Jule Marie Schacht and Till von Pock
Moderation: Tomas Ignacio Corvalan Azocar

Organisation: Prof. Dr. Carolin Höfler, Prof. Dr. Lasse Scherffig, Simon Meienberg, Conrad Weise together with Nastasja Bauknecht, Max Brückner, Isabelle Herrmiene Fritsch, Jost Goldschmitt, Benjamin Lukas Horz, Robin Cédric Kiesel, Katinka Vanessa Rosenfeld

Video: Benjamin Lukas Horz

Photos: Philipp Lehmann