DS TV meets Prof. Michael Erlhoff
Michael Erlhoff studied German Literature and Sociology at the University of Hannover (M.A.) and did his Ph.D in German Literature, Art History and Sociology.
1973 – 1980 assistant professor at the University of Hannover
1973 – 1981 editor of the artists’ magazine «zweitschrift» and several books
1979 curator of the exhibition «Visual Poetry» and «On Kawara» at the «Sprengel Museum Hannover»
1981 curator of the retrospective exhibition on «Robert Filliou„ (Hanover, Paris, Berne)
1981 – 82 chief editor of the art magazine «K», then radio editor and moderator
1986 – 87 co-curator of the exhibition about the «ulm school» (of design) and editor of the catalogue
1987 board member of «documenta 8», especially responsible for architecture and design
1987 - 1991 CEO of the «Rat für Formgebung/German DesignCouncil», including the organization of many exhibitions and conferences (Singapore, Nagoya, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York...). Among other activities establishing the magazine «Design Report» and editor of several books.
1991 (asked by the government of the German state «Nordrhein Westfalen») concept of an innovative design education at the University of Applied Sciences Koeln, founding dean of the «Koeln International School of Design» (KISD) at the University of Applied Sciences Koeln.
Since 1991: full professor of design history and theory.
1998-2000 Curator of the two exhibitions «4:3 – Fifty Years of Italian and German Design» and «Today is Tomorrow» at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn.
2002 - 2006: Dean of the «Faculty of Cultural Sciences» at the UAS Koeln.
Michael Erlhoff has
written or edited about fourty books and catalogues.
Since 2000 he organizes (together with Uta Brandes) the «St. Moritz Design Summit» (Switzerland).
In 2008 he initiated the first "Kölner Design Preis" which is donated with $ 45.000.
Prof. Dr. Michael Erlhoff lives in Cologne.
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ÉCOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS
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"Things I have learned in my life", Stefan Sagmeister Show in SOHO/New York.
City + Country Portraits
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Twingo, Megaperls an Smart - Manfred Gotta is Germany´s name inventor number one.
KISD Graduation 2008: phase08
One of the older more cultivated traditions at the Köln International School of Design is to send the graduates of the design department off with a great display and even greater festivity and to celebrate with them an exhibition. DS TV took a look around.
PREVIEW imm cologne 09: Trend Board + trend book
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Audience, conceived by rAndom International, is an installation consisting of around 64 head-size mirror objects. Each object moves its head in a particular way to give it different characteristics of human behaviour. Some chat amongst themselves, some shy away and others confidently move to grab your attention.