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Am Hochsträß 8, 89081 Ulm

Without advance notification | Mo: closed | Tue – Fri: 11–5 pm | Sat–Sun, public holidays: 11–6 pm | closed on Sat 8th and 15th August

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Next event

Sat15.08.202014.0017.00 Uhr

Guided bicycle tour through Ulm: By bike on the tracks of the HfG
Meeting place: HfG-Archive Ulm, Am Hochsträß 8, 89081 Ulm (we meet at the cash desk)
Participants: max 12 persons
Costs: 12,- €

Information on registration and further details can be found here.

Next event

Sun16.08.202015.0016.00 Uhr

Public guided curator’s tour through the exhibition Hans Gugelot: The Architecture of Design (In German Language)

Location: Building of the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Kleiner Vortragssaal, and HfG Archiv, Am Hochsträß 8, 89081 Ulm

Participation: € 3,- per person, plus admission

After a 20-30 minute introduction in the historic “Kleiner Vortragssaal” of the HfG, every visitor is free to move around the exhibition. The guides will be available there to answer any further questions.

Precautions in the context of corona prevention: Please wear a mouth guard and keep the minimum distance.

Up to 12 participants are admitted to this event by prior appointment by telephone.

Please register by telephone only, between Monday and Friday (from 9 a.m. to 12 noon) on 0731 161-4307.

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Sat05.09.202014.0017.00 Uhr

On the tracks of the HfG. Guided bicycle tour through Ulm

Next event

Sun06.09.202015.0016.00 Uhr

Public guided tour through the Permanent exhibition “Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm. Von der Stunde Null bis 1968” (In German Language)

Location: Building of the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Kleiner Vortragssaal, and HfG Archiv, Am Hochsträß 8, 89081 Ulm

Participation: € 3,- per person, plus admission

After a 20-30 minute introduction in the historic “Kleiner Vortragssaal” of the HfG, every visitor is free to move around the exhibition. The guides will be available there to answer any further questions.

Precautions in the context of corona prevention: Please wear a mouth guard and keep the minimum distance.

Up to 12 participants are admitted to this event by prior appointment by telephone.

Please register by telephone only, between Monday and Friday (from 9 a.m. to 12 noon) on 0731 161-4307.

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By bike on the tracks of the HfG

Guided bicycle tour through Ulm (In German Language)

The former Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm (1953-68) has also left its mark outside the campus at Kuhberg in Ulm.The guided bicycle tour explores the stations of this important school of design—› more

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AI aided Design

For the second time the HfG-Archive has announced the scholarship “Designer in Residence”in this year: three months of living and working on the campus of the former Hochschule für Gestaltung and in the HfG-Archive. Next Monday, July 20, 2020, this year’s scholarship holder, the designer Simon Hettler, will leave Ulm and return to Munich. He is now presenting the fruits of his work on the Internet.

 

With the programme “Designer in Residence” the HfG-Archive wants to bridge the gap between the historical School of Design and current viewpoints in design. Starting out from the HfG’s thoughts on how to systematise the design process and provide scientific support for it, Simon Hettler has addressed this topic more than 50 years after the closure of the Ulm School of Design. . In the context of the project “AI aided Design − Artificial Intelligence aided Design” − he was looking for possibilities and limits to support designers in the design process through artificial intelligence.

 

Simon Hettler studied product design and strategic design at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd. In his studies he dealt with questions of sustainability and the justifiability of design in non-scientific contexts. His work is located at the interface between design, strategy and research.

 

 

 

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HfG Archive under Corona Conditions

The HfG-archive is opened as follows:

Tuesday to Friday: 11 – 17 hrs
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 11 – 18 hrs

We look forward to your visit and would ask you to wear an appropriate mouth-nose-cover and to respect the distance regulations.

A previous registration is not necessary.

Attention! Closing days in August

On Saturday, August 8, August 22 and September 5  the HfG-archive will be closed due to lack of staff.

We thank you for your understanding.

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In the winter semester 2019/2020, students from the Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, in cooperation with the Logistics Laboratory of the Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, researchers from the InnoSÜD university network at the Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences and the Ulm School of Design Archive (HfG Archiv Ulm) / Museum Ulm developed proposals for solutions to produce copies of sensitive originals from the museum collection, with the help of a 3D printer. Here is a little video.

The challenge for the three teams (with a total of 13 students) was to first understand the complex object shapes in order to reproduce them. For this purpose, 3D scans were created first. The 3D prints were then created on the basis of this data. After deburring and grinding, these could be compared with the originals. Especially in the case of the Non-Orientable Surface, which Ulrich Burandt developed during the foundation course with Tomás Maldonado, it is now possible to take the complex form into one’s hand and to understand it better by touching and feeling.
These three models had to be implemented: the Non-Orientable Surface from Ulm School of Design student Ulrich Burandt, 1956/57; a plaster model for the milk jug of the TC 100 crockery, designed by Hans (Nick) Roericht in 1958/59, and elements of grid-oriented shell surfaces, after Walter Zeischegg, ca. 1963-65.

Prof. Dr. Oliver Kunze from the HNU led the students, Jasmin Al-Kuwaiti from the HfG Archiv was responsible for the task and the smooth exchange. In the practical implementation the students were guided by Dr. Galiya Klinkova, Fabian Frommer and Vitalij Fehr. The cooperation was also supported by the university association InnoSÜD, which is dedicated to knowledge and technology transfer. The logistics laboratory wants to make this transfer possible as a so-called “Open Lab” by opening its doors to students, companies and institutions from the region.

The students experimented with various 3D printing technologies: The so-called Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Stereolithography (SLA) and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). This resulted in several reprints for each object.