Design Entwurf 1.0

Elisabeth Wildling
Design, Industrial Design
2023S, Künstl. Einzelunterricht (KE), 9.0 ECTS, 3.0 semester hours, course number S20519


GUIDED LIGHT – Hands-on & Potentials 

The origin of the directed light can be traced back to the more targeted use of the light source of the time, the incandescent bulb. The engineer and designer Curt Fischer developed the first swivelling housing to direct light where needed. This tradition of adjustable light is kept alive by the Hamburg-based company Midgard, which summarised the history of directed light in an exhibition and publication to mark its 100th anniversary. We will continue to think from this point and look at the question of what the led light of the future might be. – The results of this semester can be conceptualised as the visionary futuristic part of a possible upcoming exhibition of "100 Years + of Adjustable Light".

With technically advanced and openly experimental projects, we will build on the long history of directed light—How can light be focused and directed? What is the basis for designing a functional and, at the same time, aesthetic light? How do design and mechanics interact? Where are the fields of application today, and where will they be in the future? How do technologies enable sustainable lighting? What new spatial qualities can we create with directed light?
With these and other questions, we will approach the semester topic of light in a practical and visionary way. The aim is to explore constructions and materials that shape light to create precise light settings.

To this end, we will have a first open workshop with simple experiments on Friday, 3.3. On 13.3. there will be a lecture on bioluminescence and, subsequently, the opportunity to delve deeper in this direction. Matthias Singer, a light designer from Munich, will give us an insight into light settings and installations in architecture and art. Electricity and optics will be other topics.

Elisabeth Wildling & Louis Betin (id Team, Studio Diez), together with Midgard Light []

Group meetings are scheduled to take place on Mondays, 10 am - 1 pm and also individual and practical sessions.
The meetings will take place on-site at the id premises as well as online, and we also have the Multimedia Studio at our disposal.


02 March 2023, 14:00–18:00, "id KICK OFF" (preliminary discussion)
06 March 2023, 10:00–13:00
13 March 2023, 10:00–13:00, "Talk: Bakterielles Leuchten 1 pm, HS1"
20 March 2023, 10:00–13:00
27 March 2023, 10:00–13:00, "[27/28.3., prosumably Concept Presentations]"
17 April 2023, 10:00–13:00
24 April 2023, 10:00–13:00
01 May 2023, 00:00–03 May 2023, 17:00, "[Barcelona Excursion]"
08 May 2023, 10:00–13:00
15 May 2023, 10:00–13:00
22 May 2023, 10:00–13:00, "[Mid Terms, 22.+23.5.] "
05 June 2023, 10:00–13:00
19 June 2023, 10:00–13:00, "[Finals, 19+20.6.]"
26 June 2023, 10:00–13:00, "Provisional Date"

Course Enrolment

From 13 February 2023, 22:32 to 17 March 2023, 22:00
Via online registration

Industrial Design (1. Section): Design: Design 1.0 580/101.21

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible