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Karianne Fogelberg, Thomas Schröpfer, ...: The Promise of Intelligent Materials
The Promise of Intelligent Materials
(p. 88 – 99)

Karianne Fogelberg, Thomas Schröpfer, Nicola Stattmann

The Promise of Intelligent Materials
Nicola Stattmann and Thomas Schröpfer in Conversation with Karianne Fogelberg

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  • thing/thingness
  • material aesthetics
  • materialist turn
  • materiality
  • speculative realism
  • anthropology

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Karianne Fogelberg

has been a research associate for design and architectural theory at the cx centre for interdisciplinary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, since 2012. She researches the contemporary expansion of the understanding of design in the light of current theoretical approaches, for instance from the social sciences and political theory. She has also curated and initiated events in this area, such as the format Undesign, which aims to liberate the critical potential of design (with Sarah Dorkenwald). Her writings have appeared internationally in design publications, including in étapes and Frame, as well as in academic publications. Until 2007 Fogelberg worked as an editor for the publication form. She has a BA in European studies from King’s College London and the London School of Economics as well as an MA in the history of design and material culture from the Royal College of Art/Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Other texts by Karianne Fogelberg for DIAPHANES
Kerstin Stakemeier (ed.), Susanne Witzgall (ed.): Power of Material – Politics of Materiality

In the last years a new focus on material phenomena has become increasingly oberservable in the arts and sciences. Most diverse disciplines are stressing the momentum and the agency of matter, material and things and underline their status as agents within the web of relationships of culture and nature. The book "Power of Material / Politics of Materiality“ deepens this current discourse and for the time brings materialist tendencies within the arts, design and architecture into a direct dialogue with a range of scientific approaches from a "New Materialism“ within the humanities and social sciences.


This publication is the result of the first year of program at the newly established cx centre for interdisciplinary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.