The Minor Publishing (BA/MA) considers publishing as an interaction between designers, authors, programmers, artists, curators and other knowledge producers. It examines the interaction between conceptual and editorial work, as well as design and outreach. The course is aimed at students whose artistic, design or educational practice addresses a wide audience and who are interested in approaches to publishing within a variety of media contexts.
In the course, you will investigate the requirements that arise from specific constellations of content, media, actors, situation and intention. During project work, you will learn about explorative methods and design processes – from content-based research to collecting, commissioning or generating material to the selection and design of possible editorial formats. Other areas focus on narration, representation, articulation and collaborative work, which are then combined with debates on access, criticism, interaction and referentiality.
Various partners within and outside ZHdK are involved in the course. Regular contact with these partners offers you insight into different perspectives, positions within and understandings of publishing practice. Seminars, lectures and accompanying formats provide space to position your projects and relate them to the current discourse.
The course is open to all ZHdK BA and MA students who are interested in design issues, have basic technical knowledge of working with text and images, and are open-minded and able to work in a team. For your studies, you must have sufficient knowledge of German and English to be able to follow the lessons. Specific admission requirements for the minor are checked by means of a self-declaration.
Prof. Dr. Sarah Owens