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Karianne Fogelberg, Susanna Hertrich, ...: ‘What is perceived as natural or instinctual can be created’
‘What is perceived as natural or instinctual can be created’
(p. 193 – 202)

Karianne Fogelberg, Susanna Hertrich, Carolyn Pedwell

‘What is perceived as natural or instinctual can be created’
Carolyn Pedwell and Susanna Hertrich in conversation with Karianne Fogelberg

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  • media society
  • effectiveness
  • affects
  • social media
  • aesthetics
  • body
  • performativity

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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
Marietta Kesting (ed.), Susanne Witzgall (ed.): Politics of Emotion/Power of Affect

In the past decade the relevance of emotion and affect in societal dynamics and power relations has increasingly become the focus for scientists and artists. Across disciplines they are breaking down the opposition of cognition and feeling, and emphasizing the central meaning of emotions and affective atmospheres for personal judgement, decision-making and the realm of politics. The present publication can be seen as an enhancing contribution to these discourses. It particularly focusses on artistic positions, which are brought into dialogue with philosophical, gender-theoretical or neuro- and social-scientific approaches. It addresses the ambivalent political dimensions of anxiety, hope and empathy, as well as the relationship between emotion and habit or the power of (media-)technical affective processes. The publication is the result of the sixth annual programme of the cx centre for interdisciplinary studies of the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.


With contributions by Marie-Luise Angerer, Ben Anderson, Jace Clayton, Keren Cytter, Antonio Damasio, Cécile B. Evans, Karianne Fogelberg, Deborah Gould, Susanna Hertrich, Serhat Karakayali, Marietta Kesting, Carolyn Pedwell and Susanne Witzgall.