Since 2022 Dirk Wachowiak holds a professorship in Typography and Corporate Design at Trier University of Applied Sciences. The works show a selection of his students’ outcome.
Autoimmune Typography —
Typographic enactment of lyrics concerning the issue of autoimmunity
The project is based on the work of the author Barb Macek, who deals with chronic and autoimmune diseases within her artistic research activities. Based on interviews with persons concerned as well as own experiences with an autoimmune disease Barb Macek formulates poetic interpretations, which create new access to this topic and to the medical or social perspective. The students were asked to create a typographical translation of these lyrics and therefore new layers of meaning.