Kant on the beach
“There are two worlds: the world as we see it and the world of the things per se.” Together, students at the HfG Offenbach and at Vilnius Academy of Art deal with the philosophical contemplations of Kant (1724-1804). The focus of this class is to tie in both visually and verbally with his ideas and to find contemporary references to his cognitive science in the form of posters.
From May 29th to June 5th 2017 students met in Vilnius for a week-long workshop and at the academy's studios in Nida. Vilnius Academy's guest houses in the Kurische Nehrung are close to the Russian border. Königsberg (Kalinigrad) the centre of Immanuel Kant's life, is only 80 kilometres away. The results of the workshop were presented publicly on the beach of the Baltic Sea and in the forests of the Kurische Nehrung. The class was looked after by Prof. Audrius Klimas, Felix Kosok and Prof. Klaus Hesse.