Projekt Grafik Design

Erwin Bauer
Design, Graphic Design
2021W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S20390

Description

Salt and Water - Visual Intervention in the "Salzkammergut" Capital of Culture

Every year, a few cities in Europe are awarded the title of Capital of Culture. An impulse to renovate forgotten places, to initiate festivals and exhibitions, to inspire guests and natives for local culture and to raise hidden potentials. For 2024, the Salzkammergut region was chosen together with Tartu (Estonia) and Bodø (Norway). The choice shows that city and country have long since ceased to be so clearly separated in the age of digital nomads. Culture takes place in all places and can be experienced directly everywhere. The heritage with the tradition of salt mining and the summer retreat of the emperor next to the hyper-tourism in Hallstatt strikingly show the tension between regional roots and global transformation in the Salzkammergut. 

Imagine the soul of the Salzkammergut = salt and water - what would the packaging design look like beyond uniform tourist expectations? How could the conflict between lonely idyll and overtourism be brought to the point? Can it be discussed visually based on social media? Would the emperor be seen on a stamp for the cultural capital Bad Ischl? What does the image of absolute tranquillity on the mountains look like and how can the incredibly rich 4,000-year-old Hallstatt culture be transformed into today? Along the four main themes of the "Capital of Culture" we explore the visual identity of the region of city and country, translate it communicatively and design possible communicative contributions for 2024. Those who find affinities to Tartu and Bodø in terms of content will draw a bow to our common Europe.

https://www.salzkammergut-2024.at/

Examination Modalities

The impact and visual-communicative power of the intervention, the development steps up to the final presentation and the personal commitment are evaluated.

Key Words

Ausstellung, graphic design, visual effects, media installation, poster, venue, public space

Dates

15 October 2021, 10:30–12:00 Department Graphic Design
22 October 2021, 10:30–12:00 Department Graphic Design
29 October 2021, 10:30–12:00 Department Graphic Design
05 November 2021, 10:30–12:00 Department Graphic Design
12 November 2021, 10:30–12:00 Department Graphic Design
19 November 2021, 10:30–12:00 Department Graphic Design
26 November 2021, 10:30–12:00 Department Graphic Design
03 December 2021, 10:30–12:00 Department Graphic Design
10 December 2021, 10:30–12:00 Department Graphic Design
17 December 2021, 10:30–12:00 Department Graphic Design
14 January 2022, 10:30–12:00 Department Graphic Design

Course Enrolment

From 24 August 2021, 20:18 to 31 October 2021, 20:18
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Design: Specialisation in Graphic Design (2. Section): Artistic Basics: Project "Graphic Design"

Individual courses: possible