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Lecture Series „Nachhaltigkeit und / Sustainability and“ at Merz Akademie

The lecture series “Nachhaltigkeit und / Sustainability and” by our CREATORS of the New Media department at the Merz Akademie gives a voice to people who show through their work, projects and initiatives that sustainability can be thought of and practiced not only “in the big picture”, but in particular through activities in many areas and at many levels. Curated by Prof. Mario Doulis.

Event dates, each at 19:30 CET, in the Merz Akademie auditorium:

  • May 14, 2024Nachhaltigkeit und Designstudium.
    Caja Peters and Ben Herbig, Graduates of the study program Industrial Design at Hochschule Pforzheim.
  • May 21, 2024Nachhaltigkeit und Circular Design.
    Julius Schäufele, Merz Akademie graduate, company founder and designer at the interface of circular economy and transformation processes in the construction and real estate industry.
  • May 28, 2024Sustainability and Socical Economy. (English)
    Roel Forceville, head of Recyclart, NGO in Brussels at the interface between art and the social economy.
  • June 4, 2024Nachhaltigkeit und Methodik.
    Angela Grosso Ciponte, sociologist, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel.
  • June 11, 2024Sustainability and Compatibility. (English)
    Tamarind Rossetti and Stephen Wright, artistic directors of the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart.

The colleagues of the Merz Akademie are looking forward to your visit!

Further information

The Merz Akademie expands the AMCRS!

Project Partners from the University of Konstanz visiting the VR Lab at Merz Akademie, 2023, copyright: E. Böker, CASCB

The university area of the AMCRS is expanding! We are very pleased to welcome the Merz Akademie – University of Applied Arts, Design and Media from Stuttgart as new HEROES in our network!

The Merz Akademie positions itself as an innovative place of learning between a classical art academy, a design university and a aculty of humanities. Their focus areas are film and video, new media and visual communication with a special emphasis on theory and cultural studies.  

Read more about the Merz Akademie here!

Animation movie for the Herd Hover Project, CASCB, Konstanz (2022)

Visual Media Lab Conference (VMLC), May 8-11, 2023, at HdM Stuttgart

The Visual Media Lab Conference will be held at Stuttgart Media University from March 8 to 11, 2023.

This event is for all people interested in film, TV and the science behind moving images. For the creatives, technical pioneers and students who are looking forward to a career in those fields. 

How will films and TV shows be produced with new technologies in the future? What new skills will we need in the process? How will virtual worlds, visual effects and animations be created and which experience and knowledge is useful in production? International speakers from the film & tv industry will discuss these questions during the event on the topics of virtual production, high dynamic range and wide color gamut. 

Pablo Garcia Soriano and Nick Shaw about the creation of the NBU-LUTs used for HDR-SDR simulcast In the FIFA World Cup in Qatar 2022. Christina Caspers-Römer and Christian Kaestner from the “1899” Netflix Series will speak about their studio setup and the challenges of Virtual Production. Presenters from Pixomondo will give insights to their very own workflows for Virtual Production. International cinematographers like Philippe Ros (AFC, ITC), Dave Stump (ASC, ITC), Daniel Schua, and colorists as Julia Leber, Dirk Meier (CSI, BVK, ITC) and Steffen Paul (“1899”) will give insights to their experiences in LED-lighting, cinema productions or commercials. 

All details about the program, tickets, location etc. you can find here: