Among other things, design is always performance. The Medienhaus Lectures 2021 take a look at performance in design beyond the moment of presentation. Type, color, materiality etc. are design elements that have their own performativity. The same is true for the human body. So could the design process be considered a performance? How diverse are the bodies involved? How differentiated is the body image in the field of design? And, what are the performative effects on bodies of norms and rules derived from that? Performance! prompts the Medienhaus Lectures 2021 together with guests from design, art and theory to bring the body into play.





Medienhaus, Aula
Universität der Künste
Grunewaldstraße 2—5
10823 Berlin
U Kleistpark

Contributions in German and English. Please refer to the language of the respective title in the programme.

The event takes place in 2G mode. A registration is not necessary. We would like to point out that there is limited space. The prerequisite for onsite participation is proof of the vaccinated or recovered status, with the exception of children under 12 years who need a negative test and people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, and a negative test accordingly. The current pandemic rules of the Berlin Senate apply in the house: OP or FFP2 masks must be worn on all traffic routes and in the event room. Visitors are asked to stay away from the event if they have cold symptoms.



Annika Haas
(Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Gestaltung)
Henrike Uthe
(Institut für Transmediale Gestaltung)


Martin Beck
(Institut für Produkt- und Prozessgestaltung)
Constanze Hein
(Institut für Transmediale Gestaltung)
Kathrin Peters
(Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Gestaltung)


Jonas Gerber (Graphicdesign, Website)
Nour Al Safadi (Motion Graphics)
Lea Verholen (Graphicdesign, Website)


Sangwon Nam


Lukas Graf
Adela Lovrić
Erik Reinhardt
Charlotte Riemann
Irene Szankowsky
Jean-Noel Teschauer
Fang Tsai
ChunLi Wang
Pauline Wunderlich


Julian Eric Christian