Every year, the cx centre for interdisciplinary studies offers classes and interdisciplinary courses in theory and practical project work on a different topic. These offers are available to all AdBK students


All courses are designed to reach across classes and departments and to closely tie together theory and practical project work.


The new cx lecture series "Politics of Emotion/Power of Affect" starts on

November 2, 2017


Dr. Susanne Witzgall | academic director
Prof. Dr. Marietta Kesting | junior professor for media theory
Karianne Fogelberg, M.A. | research assistant for design and architecture theory

(on parental leave until September 2018)

Tanja Seiner, Dipl. Des. | research assistant for design and architecture theory (substitute for Karianne Fogelberg)

Lucie Vyhnálková | student assistant

Sandra Hasenöder | student assistant


Current Guest Professors 



Former Guest Professors

Prof. Nairy Baghramian

Prof. Melanie Bonajo

Prof. Tyler Coburn

Prof. Mariechen Danz

Prof. Claire Denis

Prof. Isabelle Fremeaux and Prof. John Jordan (Labofii)
Prof. Max Lamb

Prof. Manfred Pernice

Prof. Nora Schultz

Prof. Simon Starling

Prof. Tobias Zielony


Annual Themes

Politics of Emotion/Power of Affect

Winter term 2017/18


Hybrid Ecologies

Winter term 2016/17 and summer term 2017


Real Magic

Winter term 2015/16 and summer term 2016


The Present of the Future

Winter term 2014/15 and summer term 2015


Fragile Identities

Winter term 2013/14 and summer term 2014


The Power of Material/The Politics of Materiality

Summer term 2012 until summer term 2013




This project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research under the grant number 01PL16023. The author is solely responsible for the contents of this publication.