Mondays from 4pm until 6pm ● Digital Classroom, (opens 15 minutes before start)

#1: “Architektonische Methoden bei der Analyse von räumlichen und zeitlichen Zusammenhängen bei politischen Straftaten anhand von zwei Fällen”, Maria Nesterowa (Mon, May 22, 4pm)
#2: “Schattenzensus”, criticalform (Mon, June 05, 4pm)
#3: “Das KZ-Außenlager der Siebel Flugzeugwerke”, Initiative zum KZ-Außenlager Halle (Mon, June 12, 4pm)
#4: “Der Halle-Prozess”, Nils Krüger, Maja Redlin (Mon, June 19, 6pm) as part of “Insights”, Internationales Design Zentrum Berlin IDZ, Hagelberger Str. 52, 10965 Berlin
#5: “Arbeitsgruppe Informationsdesign (AI)”, Nils Krüger, Pauline Menendez, Maja Redlin, Marcel Strauß, Joseph Thanhäuser, Fabian Wohlfahrt (Mon, June 26, 4pm)

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The Extracurricular Lecture Series is a format developed by Studiengruppe Informationsdesign (SI) with the aim to concern ourselves with pressing social questions, deepening our understanding for political mechanisms, social dependencies and their societal consequences in the context of design activities. The Extracurricular Lecture series is thematically focused and demands confrontation with issues that we feel underrepresented in current design education. We invite everyone from any department at any university or institution to join. Information about winter 2021/22 series “The State” with Off-University can be found here and about the summer 22 series “The Law” can be found here.

● Maria Nesterowa studied Arabic at the University of Leipzig and architecture in Berlin at the TU and the UdK. With her thesis: “Das Fretterode-Verfahren. Eine architektonische und politische Analyse einer rechten Straftat” she finished her architecture studies in April 2023.
She started to deal with forensic spatial analysis in 2021, creating the video work: “Der Fall Yunus K. and Rigo B.”. Maria Nesterowa understands architecture not only as a building discipline, but also sees the means of architecture as a critical communication role of different strands of spatial practice. Maria is part of the collective Zentrum Raum e.V., where she is mainly responsible for the spatial conceptions and works in public goods oriented regional development.
criticalform is a social design studio from Berlin. In this context, Anis Looalian, Felix Egle, Felix Schreiber and Sebastian van Vugt design projects, workshops, information graphics, cartographies, objects, online formats, learning kits and spatial concepts. They designed and implemented the project “Kiezveränderinnen – Solidarity Design Stations”. The design of social contexts and the development of co-creative ideas and structures are the focus of the projects developed together with stakeholders.
● The Initiative zum KZ-Außenlager Halle (Halle Subcamp Concentration Camp Initiative) was founded with the aim of researching the history of the Birkhahn Subcamp Concentration Camp and the Nazi forced labor in the former Siebel aircraft factories in Halle and making it accessible to the public. This follows on from the work of the university group Aktuelle Stunde (BURG Halle), which developed an initial audio walk in 2019 and completed three stations. More stations are currently being researched and developed. The initiative is made up of students, trainees and working professionals from various disciplines. In addition to organizing annual commemorative events in the Frohe Zukunft/Mötzlich district, the work of the initiative is documented on a website. Through this, this part of Halle’s city history, which has not yet been fully processed, is to be recalled and made accessible for historical-political educational work.
Maja Redlin and Nils Krüger have been working as freelance communication designers in Leipzig since graduating in communication design from Burg Giebichenstein. Their work is characterized by a recurring engagement with socio-cultural and political issues – for example, they co-initiated, developed and designed the publication project “Der Halle-Prozess” (Link, Link) on the anti-Semitic, racist and misogynist attack in Halle on 09.10.2019, published by Spector Books in Leipzig. Their work also moves in the fields of art, culture, science and social issues and shares a focus on typographically strong concepts.
Arbeitsgruppe Informationsdesign (AI) understands itself as the research and project arm of SI, sharing the same values and attitude. AI works specifically on projects that extend the speculative dimension to a form that takes its implementation into focus. Current team members include: ● Karen Czock is a developer and designer interested in collaborative infrastructures and (digital) experimental publishing. Since completing her BA in communication design at Burg Giebichenstein, she has been working with different initiatives e.g. on web-based visualizations of network and knowledge structures. ● Maja Redlin and Nils Krüger (see above) ● Marcel Strauß studied at HfG Karlsruhe and works as a designer in Berlin with a focus on art direction and editorial design for clients and institutions in the fields of culture and architecture, such as the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) Karlsruhe, the Free University of Berlin, Cultures of Assembly (COA)/University Luxembourg, and IGmA in Stuttgart). He recently collaborated on the exhibition design for
A Big Announcement by Bernd Kuchenbeiser at Villa Stuck in Munich, and the publication design for Jesko Fezer’s Umstrittene Methoden. Marcel is part of the art and design collective FANPauline Menendez completed her MA in Editorial Design at Burg Giebichenstein and before that in France, a BA in Graphic Design and a Technical Degree in video lighting and photography. Using an interdisciplinary approach, she has been researching on the topic of gender-based violence in relation to new technologies, expanding its social and visual representations. In parallel she works with clients from the spheres of music, art and culture ● Joseph Thanhäuser is a graphic designer based in Vienna, Austria. He holds a BA in Informationdesign from the FH Joanneum in Graz in Austria and a MA in Editorial Design from Burg Giebichenstein. Rooted within the fields of information design and typography he works in scopes such as art direction, visual identities, websites, editorial projects and type design for clients in the field of art, culture and architecture ● Fabian Wohlfart studied Communication-Design in Darmstadt, taught at Burg Giebichenstein, and has been working with his Berlin based studio Another Code Project for a diverse range of companies both domestically and internationally over the past 10 years. He understands his work as a visual translation, focusing on the development of websites, online shops, APIs, and digital tools. Additionally, he is the editor of the magazine Food& – Unusual Encounters With Food*.

Burg Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design
Studiengruppe Informationsdesign (SI)
Prof. Matthias Görlich
Neuwerk 7, D 06108 Halle (Saale)
www.truth.design, info@truth.design