Form Process & Modeling

The Priority Area »Form Process & Modeling« focuses on the disparate conditions and processes for the development and modification of form in nature and culture, as well as the relationship between form and model. This analysis is centred on intrinsic and extrinsic design factors, and their functional and historical conditionality. In this context, the Priority Area analyses the characteristics of forms and the conditions of their emergence, and explores the interactions between form, its materialisation and perception. In addition to cognitive processes, subpersonal processes are taken into consideration in which the human body is instrumental in the development and perception of form through motor resonance and habitualised influences. The diverse forms of production, application, and evaluation are examined as creative forms of knowledge and with regard to the models and instruments applied in the sciences. As every form of knowledge is a form of representation expressed in its design, the Priority Area »Form Process & Modeling« is one of the cornerstones of the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung.

Priority Area Leaders:
Prof. Dr. Claudia Blümle, Art und Image History
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Scholtz, Biology
Dr. Angelika Seppi, Philosophy and Art History