Gäste Ospiti Guest
SS 2021

The virtual doors of the Faculty
of Design and Art of unibz are open!

Design and art… future, vision, innovation, crisis, and above all – inspiration!
A special opening event and semester’s work presentation.

Friday 11th June,

18:00 — 20:00 (CET) Opening event

Join the event

On Friday, June 11, the third online edition of Gäste Ospiti Guests will open from 18:00 to 20:00 with a very special vernissage. In a virtual tour, around a dozen design and art courses from the 2021 spring/summer semester will be presented in 5-minute presentations each.

Product Design

Intorno al Corpo

Lecturers: F. Faccin, A. Mason, A. Mattozzi

During the present semester we want to explore the world of products moving from the functional and sensorial relationship we have with them, especially focusing on that category of objects that live in close relation with our body and in symbiosis with us, at the same time stabilizing and transforming our bodies.

Product Design

In-between Project
and Production

Lecturers: K. Prey, F. Sommacal, G. Festi

“ATELIERprojekte” is conceived as a design experience, aimed at refining and testing technique, creativity, personal organization, research, and communication. After the study of diverse typologies of product and companies, each student freely chose a personal project to work with, consisting in an object to develop, also imagining its potential producer. The path is completed by a rich formation in digital modelling and a theoretical deepening of communicative issues touched by the project itself.

Studio Studio Exhibit

Yesterday Tomorrow

Lecturers: S. A. Schmidt-Wulffen, D. T. Ferrando, G. Glüher

As a first assignment, the students were asked to “inhabit” the work of one of the artists who participated in the exhibition “tell me about yesterday tomorrow”. Starting from there, they should acquire tools to develop their own work. In the second assignment, following the historical perspective introduced by the very same exhibition, they should develop a personal work dealing with the topic of “memory”. The supporting modules provided the students with historical and theoretical insight on the topic of the studio, and offered technical tools to exhibit the resulting works online.

Visual Communication

Designing for Democracy

Lecturers: C. Upmeier, G. Camillini, G. Glüher

The course deals with visual communication for political engagement. A collection of different projects aimed at expressing and explaining political and societal topics for and with youth in collaboration with the local parliament and stakeholders for political education.

Visual Communication

Il Corpo Non Mente

Lecturers: G. Camuffo, A. Facchetti, E. De Cecco

The course “Il corpo non mente“ addresses the question of the body under the COVID-19 pandemic through the tools and languages of visual communication. The main topic is articulated through a series of concepts (e.g., greeting, normality, cure, distance, etc.), each of which refers to a specific aspect related to the transformation of our bodies at the time of the pandemic. For each of these concepts, each student defines a word to interpret and represent the given concept and the way in which this is declined in our bodily experience. For each word, an artefact of visual communication is then designed. In this way, at the end of the course, an incomplete dictionary is created, a sort of “abbecedario” to learn how to read the pandemic, and especially how our body is reacting to this condition.

Video and Postproduction

Doing is Everything

Lecturer: F. Mattuzzi

There has never been a time when being a force for good has been so needed by the world. As a filmmaker, you know from the films that you make that the smallest action can create an extraordinary positive change for an individual, a family, a community or even the whole world. We believe that “Doing is everything”, and we want you to share with us your vision of what this means. Your film can be in any genre – animation, documentary, drama or comedy. What’s most important is that it comes from the heart. Show us how you want to inspire people to follow this movement and help them commit to creating a positive impact. Students have participated to an international video contest published by the company Nespresso, the 2 rules were to be shot in vertical 9:16 and maximum 3 min.

Design & Production

The End Is the Beginning

Lecturer: A. van Bezooijen

In a circular economy the so called "end of life cycle" is not the end but actually the beginning of something new. This semester’s Design and Production course, we focused on the (final) stages of collection, deconstruction and recycling as starting points for individual student projects. Enjoy our explorative journey of (un)making the world as we know it.

MA Eco-Social Design


Lecturers: K. Krois, D. Calas, S. Ugur Yavuz

“… Caring be viewed as a species activity that includes everything that we do to maintain, continue, and repair our ‘world’ so that we can live in it as well as possible. That world includes our bodies, our selves, and our environment, all of which we seek to interweave in a complex, life-sustaining web.”
Inspired this idea on CARE by Bernice Fisher and Joan C. Tronto almost 30 students in 11 teams developed projects in cooperation with external partners.

Interior and Exhibit Design

Pink Pavilion Reloaded

Lecturers: R. Gigliotti, N. Bassoli

During the semester we worked on an existing, currently unused building in the city of Bolzano. It is a small pink building between the old town and the Lungotalvera, on the edge between the denser fabric of the city and the newer parts, between the more "mineral" and the more natural part, between the productive area of work and commerce, and the more residential area, right on the edge, along the green strip that runs alongside the river. A simple, humble, gentle building, or a building of borders, conflicts and contradictions. An irrelevant, marginal place, or a very central and crucial one, depending on how one wants to consider it. In our work, we imagined a series of interventions on the building. We modified it, sometimes demolished some parts, sometimes restored others. But, first of all, we had to learn from it…

Product Design

The Big Wait
Waiting as an Anthropological Constant

Lecturer: K. Hackl, R. Berrone, T. Piccioni

Those who wait often anticipate a future that may never arrive. But this uncertainty triggers a fundamental cultural achievement: the creative imagination. 19 creatives set out to develop solutions to current problems of waiting. The projects are wide-ranging, from improvements in animal welfare to product systems for queues, from public furniture to micro-architectures for transit.

Project partner:
Platform Cultural Heritage – Cultural Production, Dr. Kofler-Engl

Studio Interact

Perform, Body, the Secret

Lecturers: I. Zuffi, I. Hora, F. Tarquini

In our Studio, the body is approached as an expressive tool. When we express through our body directly, we might ask ourselves how to deal with our secrets, whether to make them visible or bypass them. For when expressing, at times we get close to internal substances (memories, experiences, knowledge, scars…) which feel very sensitive, and by touching them uncarefully we may cause a short circuit, ending up destabilizing ourselves. What shall I do of my secrets? Shall I control or unblock myself?

Open performance on Saturday 12th June from 11:40 to 18:00.

Product Design


Lecturers: S. Kehrle, F. Skatar, H. L. Höger

The project’s focus is on considering infrastructure in the broadest sense to develop relevant design solutions. The role and importance of infrastructures in different contexts of human coexistence are considered and analyzed: urban, rural, private, public, social, cultural, etc. The project aims to improve our everyday lives and create a better world.

Visual Communication

Mettere le Mani nella Terra

Lecturer: M. Bubbico, M. Galluzzo, M. Barison

The impact of humankind’s anthropogenic activities, from soil erosion to ocean warming and the extinction of numerous species, has changed the global ecosystem, bringing the Earth into the Anthropocene era. Starting from this context, we proposed the idea of ​​“starting from the Earth”, in order to rethink the relationship between mankind and nature, to listen to the real world and experiences external to our design habits, to rethink our work tools.

Studio Image

Democracy in Distress?
Manufacturing Majorities through New Forms of Propaganda

Lecturers: E. Leitolf, G. Cordin, G. A. Duarte Peñaranda

How does our current, image-oriented, digital communication affect the formation of social opinion? Contemporary propaganda is no longer limited to analogue distribution, majorities of opinion are created in seconds via social platforms. Studio Image invited students to explore the relationship between images, opinions and interpretative sovereignty.