News, Mar 2022

Term project Pop-Up Science!

Students of the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts develop concepts for the visualization of health topics

In the term project Pop-Up Science! master students of the departments Interactive Media and Spatial Strategies at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts develop concepts for the visualization of health topics in unusual places during the summer term 2022. Thus, they will design pop-up stores for KielSCN in interdisciplinary teams as scientific exhibitions in small spaces. Possible concepts include thematically designed rooms, interactive objects, graphics or posters, projected films or 3D animations. The rooms and locations can also take on a performative character.

Focus of content on antibiotics and multiresistance

The focus of content is on the topic of antibiotics and multiresistance. Scientists from the fields of microbiome and evolutionary research at Kiel University will provide expert input. In two lecture events, students will gain insights into the research areas of evolutionary ecology and genetics, evolutionary medicine and genomic microbiology. They will also learn about antibiotic resistance originating in barns and why the use of antibiotics is usually well-intentioned but not always well-done.
Co-design and design thinking

Co-Design and Design Thinking

In a day-long workshop, the students also deal with processes of co-design and design thinking. Co-design systematically involves all participating actors and stakeholders, as well as the general public not familiar with the subject, in the development process. Design thinking is an approach to solving problems that puts the focus on people.

Talk and Workshop Agenda

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

  • Dangerous germs and the antibiotic crisis
    Prof. Dr. Hinrich Schulenburg
    Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics
    Kiel University

Tuesday, April 19, 202

  • Go Nature – Battle of the Bacteria
    Prof. Dr. Daniel Unterweger
    Evolutionary Medicine
    Kiel University
  • Genes and genomes: the blueprint for microbial life
    Prof. Dr. Tal Dagan
    Genomic Microbiology
    Kiel University

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

  • Vortrag: Antibiotic resistance “from the stable” – real and felt threats
    Prof. Dr. Christina Hölzel
    Institute for Animal Breeding and Animal Husbandry
    Kiel University
  • When antibiotics do harm- well meant is not always well done!
    Prof. Dr. Jan Rupp
    Clinic for Infectiology and Microbiology
    University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein/Campus Lübeck

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

  • Design Thinking Workshop
    Dr. Carolin Enzingmüller
    IPN – Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education

All concepts will be presented at the annual exhibition Einblick/Ausblick of the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts from July 20 to 23, 2022. The KielSCN team will then decide which prototypes will be realized as Science Pop-Up Stores.

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