The workshop Design, Gestaltung, Formatività aims to discuss and expand
the very definition of Gestaltung in relation to the field of Design,
the concept of »Formatività«, and the specific vision of Gestaltung
developed by Hans Prinzhorn.
Based on the theoretical framework
of Luigi Pareyson’s »teoria della formatività«, intended as »inseparable
union of production and invention«, and of Hans Prinzhorn’s
interpretation of Gestaltung as a primitive »impulse for expression«,
the discussion intends to unveil important aspects of Gestaltung,
a catalyst of practices and processes witch contribute to the production of knowledge through experimentation.
will inquire upon process- and practice-based research in the field of
Design by generating fruitful encounters with artists and designers from
École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs and École Nationale
Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, scientists from the Max
Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, and researchers in social
sciences and humanities from the Cluster of Excellence Image, Knowledge, Gestaltung of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
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