UMBAU is an online journal for the promotion of art, research, and design emerging from Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG).

In 1992, a time of major socio-economic and technological change, the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design was founded as a “digital Bauhaus.” UMBAU, an architectural term roughly translatable as “remodeling” (to take a given structure and adjust it to contemporary situations) addresses this heritage and introduces a moment of destabilisation. UMBAU welcomes trans-disciplinary modes of thinking through the situational, the unfinished, and the transitional.

Through bi-weekly contributions from international artists, scientists, philosophers, historians and designers, UMBAU captures up-to-date research, while its annual editorial themes enable an in-depth exploration of ideas.

Concept by
Matthias Bruhn, Katharina Weinstock.

Founded by
Katharina Weinstock.

Founding members
Ariana Dongus, Friederike Schäfer, Katharina Weinstock.

ISSN  2750-7688

Editorial Team Issue 1
Ariana Dongus, Charlotte Eifler, Isabelle Konrad, Jule Köpke, George MacBeth, Friederike Schäfer, Johanna Schäfer and Katharina Weinstock.

Editorial Team Issue 2
Paolo Caffoni, Charlotte Eifler, Jule Köpke, Livia Emma Lazzarini, George MacBeth, Ebba Fransén Waldhör and Katharina Weinstock.

Editorial Team Issue 3
Paolo Caffoni, Charlotte Eifler, Yannick Fritz, Jule Köpke, Livia Emma Lazzarini.

Website Design
Joanna Flößer, Jessica Kiara Kessler, Sandra Schick.
Supervised by: Grischa Erbe, Juliane Hohlbaum, Anton Stuckardt.

Website Development
Grischa Erbe, Jonas List & Valentin Pfister.

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