January 22, 2011

UdK Bookshop 2010

The UdK Bookshop (Berlin, Germany) was created in 2009 by a group of architecture, art and graphic design students wanting to provide an interdisciplinary platform for the works of students and professors, which until then had been missing at the yearly open house. During the three day event thousands of visitors have the opportunity to explore the works of students from art and architecture to graphic design and fashion and much more.

The Bookshop was conceived with the goal of highlighting works from throughout the university in a central location, while offering a program of events including readings and informal discussions among professors from different faculties. This year saw artists and UdK Professors Olafur Eliasson and Gregor Schneider coming together to talk about “Installations and Their Spaces” and media theorist Siegfried Zielinski with Graphic Designer G√ľnter Karl Bose on “The time of the Book.”

The design of this year’s Bookshop was selected from the entries in a student competition, and was subsequently built by the competition participants.

In the winning design, cardboard was chosen as the main material due to its flexibility, stability, affordability, sense of impermanence, lightness and last but not least, its recyclability.

Source: Dezeen

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