Person balanciert seitlich auf dem Boden liegend mit ausgestrecktem Arm und Bein

As a university, we educate the decision-makers of the future, handing down world concepts that shape the thinking and structures of future societies. On the threshold of a comprehensive transformation, in addition to the purely technical implementation of climate goals, there is also a need for a change in people's consciousness. The Real.Sense.Lab, as an institute for perception skills and awareness-raising, refers to processes of self- and environmental appropriation, to the training of motivational and emotional skills with the aim of providing people inside and outside the university with a repertoire of methods , which enables them to deal independently and responsibly with the challenges of the future.

In the Real.Sense.Lab, grown environments (nature and urbanity) as well as social spaces are rediscovered and negotiated with current, performative perception techniques and strategies. The focus is on training listening, seeing and spatial perception through movement and articulation. Consecutively new formats will be derived from this, which, in the sense of a living laboratory, aim to implement new products and designs for a socially and ecologically oriented society. Taking into account the acoustic, visual-haptic and spatial sensory experience, it is about a process and personality-oriented ecology that can have a lasting effect on all educational institutions and environmental design.

Nathalie Singer:

«Because I am convinced that the ability to listening properly is not only important for sound artists, but can also make an important contribution to self-knowledge, to a social and responsible society and to international understanding.»

Luise Nerlich:

«The questions of the future cannot be thought of without the future generation! At the Bauhaus University, the focus must be on teaching: in analytical and process-oriented action, in participatory and interdisciplinary action! This requires the Real.Sense.Lab.»

Francis Zeischegg:

«Because I think it's important that, in addition to language, visual skills are promoted and taught in all areas of education. Visual competence enables self-awareness and perception of the environment and is a necessary resource for the development of judgment and communication skills.»

Alexandra Abel:

«For me, dealing with one's own perception and the perception of others is the prerequisite for recognizing each other's own needs. In this experience of empathy, in turn, lies an important, perhaps decisive impulse for social transformation processes towards ecological and economic fairness.»

Participating persons:

Alexandra Abel, Luise Nerlich, Nathalie Singer, Franzis Zeischegg


In the creative design process, the acquisition of skills and knowledge for approaching the questions of a New European Bauhaus is a prerequisite. In addition to analytical and participatory action, interdisciplinary action is a central idea of ​​the REAL-SENS-LAB.

Only after strengthening one's own discipline can interdisciplinary research, thinking and action be stimulated, in which experts* in their respective disciplines work together on relevant topics, such as here at the interface between space and movement (Seminar_Bühne).

Another central idea of ​​the REAL-SENS-LAB is process-oriented action. Here the students are enabled to act as generalists and to assume the corresponding responsibility. Real experience in the respective disciplines and the meta-reflection of processes during the course are required here, accompanied by the acquisition of relevant skills and methods - a guiding principle in the project:
The island of Hiddensee as a creative place in architecture teaching

Current seminar:

I'm not sitting in a room – urban, social and political resonances

Responsible: Prof. Nathalie Singer, Frederike Leonie Moormann, Elena Zieser
The module "I'm not sitting in a room" aims to re-explore various urban, social and political spaces through the interaction of theory and practice, based on the investigation of diverse resonance phenomena. First the module focusses on conveying theoretical foundations in the field of resonance theories, spatial acoustics, urban sound design, ecosphere and politics of listening.


Faculty of Art and Design

Prof. Nathalie Singer

Experimental Radio
Phone: +49 (0) 36 43/58 38 90