The Space for Visual Research was established at the Bauhaus University in Weimar in 2013 as a workshop and laboratory for experimental research into new graphic, abstract, and visual worlds. The Space’s mission is to support the exploratory urge for new aesthetics, in particular by empowering design students to create their own individual imagery. The resulting new Space for Visual Research 2 publication is the updated lab book, a log of visual experiments conducted using physics, chemistry, optics, and reproduction technology as the starting points for image production. Technical explanations open up possibilities for customized reproductions of each visual experiment presented here, while commissioned interviews and essays as well as a select bibliography render Space for Visual Research 2 a useful reference tool for visual research today. The first volume of Space for Visual Research was published by Spector Books in 2014.
With contributions by: Christoph Blankenburg, Florian Bräunlich, Dirk Fleischmann, Matthias Dörfelt, Julieta Gil, Sophia Gräfe, Ken Hollings, Katharina Hüttler, Verena Kalser, Franzi Kohlhoff, Sascha Krischock, Philotheus Nisch, Michael Ott, Elisabeth Pichler, Casey Reas, Cybu Richli, Johannes Rinkenburger, Max Salzborn, Anna Sinofzik, Samuel Solazzo, Karl Schawelka, Mathias Schmitt, Anna Teuber, Jakob Treß, Martin Venezky, Moritz Wehrmann, Robin Weißenborn, Markus Weisbeck, and David Wicks.