item (Independent platform for the Transfer of Educational impulses via a student Magazine) is the new student magazine of the Department of Design and Culture at HTW Berlin. The first issue of item is dedicated to the topic “xeno”.
The prefix “xeno” originates from the Greek and translates to “foreign”. But what actually means foreign and how do you deal with it? What makes something different and is this so-called alien good or threatening? Which opportunities does the unknown offer us and how should we face them?
In the first issue of item, thirteen authors illuminate the topic for you from different perspectives. In addition 25 students of the Communication Design and Industrial Design degree programme provide varied insights into their projects at the university: from photo series and illustrations through interaction design to font development and classic graphic design.
The magazine intends to provide insights into the debates, thoughts, impulses and projects that arise during the course of studies. It provides a platform for students to introduce themselves and their projects and to consider their work in a socially relevant context. It also gives an exciting insight into the course of studies to external people.
The magazine can be purchased via Instagram @item_magazin or at the HTW Berlin, Campus Wilhelminenhof.