Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 7 pm

Lecture by Wolfgang Ullrich (prof. media theory, Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe)
In cooperation with Akademie c/o Neuer Berliner Kunstverein

For a growing number of people, individual products play such an important role for their emotional “budget” and processes of identity formation that they are no longer satisfied with their role as “consumers.” Instead, they express a need to reflect on the significance that these products have for their lives. They thus document their relationship to consumer products with photographs that they then publish on the Internet, for example. Many of these photographs can be described as “consumer poetry”: this lecture will present and discuss the importance of this consumer poetry and its qualities. 

Wolfgang Ullrich (*1967) is a professor for art history and media theory, Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe.

In German language