Prof. Melanie Jaeger-Erben
Prof. Wolfgang Bunzel
Prof. Matthias Wagner K
The era of Romanticism from the late 18th century onwards was marked by enormous social upheavals, by technical and scientific progress. The French Revolution, the beginning of industrialization, the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, the wars of liberation against Napoleon - a chain of events fundamentally changed society. What connects the era of Romanticism with our current social transformation? Where are the parallels - economically, societally, socially, morally? Are there new possibilities in the transition? Can a new "romantic" attitude of mind be the driving force behind social innovation? What impulses can art provide? How can artificial and artistic intelligence be mutually stimulating? Can a new society unite the digital and the romantic?
Overview of all events of the theme day on 14.03.20: Digital Romantic
Prof. Melanie Jaeger-Erben works in the department of Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research in Electronics at the Technical University of Berlin. Her research focuses on social science technology, sustainable systems of production and consumption.
Prof. Wolfgang Bunzel is Head of the Department of Romanticism Research at Frankfurt's Goethe-Haus/Freies Deutsches Hochstift and one of the two managing directors of the supporting company Brentano-Haus Oestrich-Winkel. His main area of research is the literature and culture of German Romanticism.
Prof. Matthias Wagner K is an exhibition organizer, biennial director, author, and since 2012, Director of the Museum for Applied Arts in Frankfurt. He also holds an honorary professorship for "Design curating and criticism" at the HfG Offenbach. His list of authors and editors includes more than 30 publications on design, fashion and art.