Embedded within the Faculty of Art and Design, the Professorship teaches fundamental theories of design and its history, putting emphasis particularly on those aspects that affect the design of our contemporary environment. Of course, essential social, philosophical and cultural positions are reflected upon and historically contextualised. Moreover, the Professorship also introduces the students to scientific research, curating and publishing on design issues. In doing so, aspiring designers gain important conceptual and communication skills to theoretically reflect and embed their work in the larger cultural context.

In selected study projects the Professorship concentrates on specific issues of design and its theory – very much at the interface of cultural history, and the history of media and information technology. Specifically, the focus lies upon research- and publication projects with certain design content (for example digital/material production, websites and installations, experimental graphic or books works), bringing forward an understanding of design as form of cultural production and exploration.