OUR DESIGN SOLUTIONS IMPOSE THE DISCOURSE OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL SITUATIONS.
The Laboratory of Manuel Bürger develops and designs communication, identities – in particular for cultural institutions such as transmediale art & digital culture, HeK Basel, Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel, Interkultur Ruhr and Volksbühne Berlin (in collaboration with Till Wiedeck).
Institutional Narration. The exchange of ideas and ideologies for/between local and global communites. The fascination of action, fields of conflicts > images, language, thoughts, bodies.
Slippery Design. Relies on dissemination through irritation, mutation, failure. Challenges the process of making sense ~ causes discourses to falter. Slippery Design leads into the void and shows us worlds. It speaks in syllables not sentences.
WE OFFER WORLDWIDE DESIGN SERVICES
Contact the headquarter in Berlin. E-Mail
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DEEPER LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING
Making Design Tangible: Focused on elaborate semiotic conjunction & highly referential guidance The Laboratory of Manuel Bürger aims for neverending communication - cultivating the merge of thoughts and form.
A unique sense for (de)articulation of design zeitgeist + narrative thinking
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- DESIGN (PRINT/WEB)
- DESIGN PROJECT MANAGEMENT
- RESEARCH & CONSULTING
Watch Your Steps: The SLIPPERY DESIGN essay/manifesto/mindset by The Laboratory of Manuel Buerger
“Manuel's work is fun, intelligent and beautiful.”
-- Stefan Sagmeister,
“It’s not about aesthetics, it’s about ethics. A sensibility, but also the sense of responsibility tackling the core problematic of how to communicate.”
-- Jack Self, Architect & Publisher
"His veins are coursing with tiger blood."
-- Jon Rafman, Artist
“His projects are [...] often just as goofy as they are subtly,
intelligently deconstructive of media culture and its conventions.”
-- Marisa Olson, Editor / Academic
“Always one step ahead and one head above you.”
--Tracky Birthday, Internet Celebrity / Musician
"How to communicate visually: be very but not only funny, adopt things you really like and change it, combine small gestures to one grand story line."
-- Joost Bottema, Designer, about Manuel Bürger
- Education: 1. Master of Arts in European Media, University of Portsmouth, UK. 2.German Diploma in Communication Design, Merz Akademie, Stuttgart
- Teaching/Lectures: Merz Akademie Stuttgart / UdK Berlin / Bauhaus Weimar / HGK Basel / University of Cincinnati (among others)
- Exhibitions & Performaces: From London to Sydney, New York to Berlin.
- Co-Founder of Shake Your Tree Network
- Co-Founder of Naives & Visionaries Publishing
- Part of the Mimetic Club & Bench Boys crew
- Figure~8 Dj (1/5)
- Member of the notorious "The Discoghosts"
"The World From Inside to Outside, From Here to Eternity." The Laboratory of Manuel Bürger
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