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Prof. Timothée Ingen-Housz

short vita

Trained as a multimedia artist, author and visual language designer, Timothée Ingen-Housz´s practice as artist, educator and researcher is concerned with the exploration, communication and narrative awareness of complexity. His journey started at Paris´s Ensad, where he graduated with the experimental logographic writing system “Elephant’s Memory”, a  linguistic toy allowing words and norms to be playfully negotiated across existing languages and cultures. He then founded a creative studio for “screen, stage and page”,  authoring  audiovisual formats for science communication, game design, art exhibitions, film and theater projects while pursuing his own research in visual communication and screenwriting. Starting to teach while still a student, he held lectures and workshops at Ensad (Paris) , Harvard film faculty, Goldsmiths University of London, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Cologne international school of design, Bauhaus University, and finally the UdK Berlin, where he now teaches “media conception and dramaturgy” in the curriculum „communication in social and economic contexts“ while developing a variety of research projects in collaboration with Technical University Berlin and Potsdam Institute for Climate change, Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Oxford University and many others. Currently prototyping participatory interfaces and transformation maps towards sustainability, he´s researching co-creative processes facilitating the communication of complexity for multiple societal stakeholders and from multiple points of view. Working at the crossroads between science, design and the humanities, Ingen-Housz ´s own work been shown internationally, most recently in the traveling exhibition "the society of signs" (2021). Next to teaching, he’s currently co-developing the UdK´s research horizon in the upcoming Einstein climate change research center for public policy and human settlements.