Prof. Dr. Peter Tepe
Peter Tepe is a philosopher, literary scholar and visual artist. Even after terminating his service he is still strongly involved in the Institute of German Philology and the Institute of Philosophy at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, continuing to supervise numerous PhD students, while remaining in charge of the interdisciplinary study and research focus Mythos/Ideologie & Methoden (Myth/Ideology and Methods) that he initiated in 1987.
1968–1970: Studied painting at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with the eminent painter Karl Otto Götz. Several phases of artistic activity thereafter, particularly 1989–1995 and since 2013. The year 2013 also marked the beginning of the conception for w/k, as well as recruiting editors, contributors and cooperation partners.
Newer book publications (currently 12)
- Mythos & Literatur. Aufbau einer literaturwissenschaftlichen Mythosforschung (2001), Kognitive Hermeneutik. Textinterpretation ist als Erfahrungswissenschaft möglich (2007), Interpretationskonflikte am Beispiel von E.T.A. Hoffmanns Der Sandmann. Kognitive Hermeneutik in der praktischen Anwendung (2009; mit Jürgen Rauter und Tanja Semlow), Ideologie (2012) – dieses Buch ist im Verlag Walter de Gruyter erschienen.
- Herausgebertätigkeit (in den beiden ersten Fällen zusammen mit wechselnden Mitarbeitern): Mythologica. Düsseldorfer Jahrbuch für interdisziplinäre Mythosforschung. 8 Bände von 1993–2002 im Verlag Die blaue Eule, Essen.
- Mythos. Fächerübergreifendes Forum für Mythosforschung. Bislang 4 Bände seit 2004 im Verlag Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg.
Other online activities
Mythos-Magazin. Online-Zeitschrift für die Bereiche Mythosforschung, Ideologieforschung und Erklärende Hermeneutik (www.mythos-magazin.de). Various rounds of publication since 2005. He also published many of his own works in the three periodicals, partly in book length. The last treatise, Fundamentalismus: Neue Wege in Analyse und Kritik, appeared in October 2015 in Mythos-Magazin and consisted of over 200 pages.
Together with the publisher, Till Bödeker is responsible for the entire online presence. In December 2018/January 2019, he independently carried out the w/k relaunch that he designed. He is responsible for the design and technical work, takes part in the editorial supervision of new contributions and writes his own texts. In addition, he is responsible for the sections Art/Science Events, Institutions and Literature.
Since 2017 Till Bödeker has been studying art with Prof. Rita McBride at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and philosophy and German language and literature at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf.
Meral Alma, M.A.
Meral Alma has been studying painting with Prof. Siegfried Anzinger at Academy of Arts Düsseldorf since 2011 and has been simultaneously working on a Ph.D. thesis project on migration literature in German studies under the supervision of Peter Tepe. She completed her Magister at Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf in German Studies and Sociology.
Two consecutive years (2014 and 2015) sole winner of the Förderpreis der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf und der Unternehmensberatung Mercuri Urval; 2014–2016: Invitation to participate in the project 23 internationale Künstler gestalten ein Herz für UNICEF: created the heart for Turkey.
Selected exhibitions: Museum K20/Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen: Christie’s auction Young Art Düsseldorf: Exhibition of a work with subsequent auction (2013 and 2014); Exhibition Perspektivwechsel with Fabrizius2, Düsseldorf (2014); Solo exhibition Grenzenlos at Conzen, Düsseldorf (2014); Solo exhibition sponsored through the award from Mercuri Urval, Düsseldorf (2014); Exhibition Gesichtspunkte der Figuration, Düsseldorf (2015) and numerous group exhibitions, among others the New Year’s Auction in city hall (2015), charity auctions such as Lionsclub Meerbusch (2015) and Wünsch dir was e.V. (2014).
More information at: meralalma.de
Prof. Dr. Alexander Becker
Alexander Becker studied musicology, philosophy and history in Frankfurt and London. After completing his Magister in musicology he decided to continue with philosophy, did his doctoral thesis on the philosophy of language and philosophy of mind and his habilitation investigating the philosophy of language and ontology. In addition to this research in theoretical philosophy he has been working intensively on topics concerning the history of philosophy as well as aesthetics.
Verstehen und Bewußtsein (Paderborn 2000), Musikalischer Sinn (ed. together with Matthias Vogel, Frankfurt 2007); Platon: Theätet (Frankfurt 2008); Natürlicher Geist (ed. together with Wolfgang Detel, Berlin 2009); Denis Diderot: Philosophische Schriften (Berlin 2013); Platons Politeia: Ein systematischer Kommentar (Stuttgart 2017).
Selected articles on aesthetics: Zeitstrukturen im Jazz, in: Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 59 (2014), S. 79−92; Bildliche Darstellung und die Simulation der Wahrnehmung, in: Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft 56 (2011), S. 217−240; Das Paradox des Musikverstehens, in: Musik & Ästhetik 56 (2010), S. 5−25.
Prof. Dr. Irene Daum, Dipl.-Psych.
Author and photographer, diploma in Psychology from Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, PhD. from University of London, Habilitation at the University of Tübingen, long-standing research in psychology and neuroscience at the Universities of London, Tübingen, Bochum and Padua, more than 100 scientific publications with emphasis on the topics of brain mechanisms of perception, memory processes and creativity; elected member of Ateneo Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Venice, translation of poetry volumes for the La Toletta publishing house, Venice, Advisory Board member at “Kunst hilft Geben”, Cologne.
Bellebaum, P. Thoma & Daum, I. (2012) Neuropsychologie. VS Verlag.
Daum, I. (2014) Landmarken, Panoramen und Navigation im Raum. In: B. Herbert & J. Samssuli (Hrsg.): Urban Traces – Wahrnehmung im öffentlichen Raum, Athena Verlag.
Daum, I. (2015) Detlev van Ravenswaay – Zu neuen Horizonten. Kunstverlag Till Breckner.
Daum, I. (2017). Ryo Kato – Eine endlose Geschichte. Galerie Bengelsträter (Hrsg.), Kettler Verlag.
Photography exhibitions in Cologne, Hamburg and Düsseldorf, photographs for La vita e bella – Miniaturen aus Venedig von Michael G. Fritz (Mitteldeutscher Verlag, 2010) UND DIALOGO DUE VON FRANCO FERRARI DELFINO (LA TOLETTA EDIZIONI, 2019); aktuell Vorbereitung des Bildbandes Berlin vom Rand (mit Michael G. Fritz)
Prof. Dr. Angela Krewani
is professor for Media Studies with a special impact on digital media at Marburg University. She has studied English Literature, Anglo-American History and Political Sciences in Cologne and Siegen, and she has received her PhD from Siegen University. Her interest in media studies was brought about by the participation on the Special Research Project Screen Media in Siegen. From 2007-2008 she was a fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (ZIF) at Bielefeld in the international research group on Science in the Context of Application.
Her research interests are media art and the theory of digital media, including the epistemological dimensions of media.
Her latest publication is on media art, Medienkunst. Theorie-Praxis-Ästhetik (2016). She has also published on Hybride Formen. New British Cinea – Television Drama – Hypermedia (2001), Moderne und Weiblichkeit. Amerikanische Schriftstellerinnen in Paris (1993). She has co-edited Re/Visionen der Utopie. kunsttexte.de (2016) (with Christiane Heibach, Irene Schütze), The Apocalypse in Film. Dystopias, Disasters, and Other Visions of the World (2016) (with Karen A. Ritzenhoff), „Labore des Visuellen. Zum Verhältnis von wissenschaftlichem, dokumentarischem und fiktionalem Film”, in: Thomas Metten, Michael Meyer (Hgg.) Film. Bild. Wirklichkeit. Reflexionen von Film – Reflexionen im Film (2016).
Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. h.c. Peter M. Lynen
retired university chancellor, professor for art management
Full member since 2009 and secretary of the Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste (North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Arts) in Düsseldorf.
List of publications
Law and management of art and science.
1973 and 1976 First and Second State Examination in Law, Munich and Düsseldorf
1976 -1982 Legal work at the RWTH Aachen University, the University of Bonn and the Secretariat of the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs in Bonn (KMK)
1982 -2008 Chancellor of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and additional acting chancellor activities at the Robert Schumann-Hochschule Düsseldorf and the Folkwang Hochschule Essen as well as legal teaching and examination activities and start of research and publications in the fields of law and management of art and science
1990 Honorary doctorate (Dr. phil. h.c.) from the Robert Schumann University Düsseldorf
2000 Doctorate (Dr. iur.) in law at the University of Cologne
2005 part-time professorship and
2008 -2014 full-time professorship for art management and head of the Centre for International Art Management (CIAM), Cologne
Since 2014 attorney at law in Cologne with a focus on art and science law
Since 2015 Honorary Professorship for Cultural Management in Tianjin, China
Moritz Niehues is also responsible for the design of the contributions.
Born in 1977, master’s degree in history, economic history and German studies at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. Freelance work in various Internet editorial departments. Team leader in various IT rollout projects for large corporations or public authorities.
Operator of the weblog Globalculturalheritage.
Studied philosophy, German language and literature and pedagogy in Düsseldorf with a focus on linguistics/language philosophy. Tutor with Prof. Dr. Frank Liedtke. 1986 State examination with Prof. Dr. Rudi Keller with a thesis on the British language philosopher H. P. Grice. He has been working in advertising as a copywriter and creative director for 30 years, and at the same time co-director of a gallery for contemporary art (Galerie 102) for 10 years.
Prof. Dr. Markus Schrenk
Markus Schrenk is Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. The core areas of his research are metaphysics, especially the metaphysics of the sciences: Laws of nature, causality, dispositions, modality.
He studied philosophy, physics and logic in Bonn. After his master’s degree, he went to Corpus Christi College, Oxford, to do his doctorate in philosophy on the question of whether natural laws can have exceptions.
As an artist, Markus Schrenk has exhibited works at the w/k exhibitions (2016 & 2017), among others: True Copy and Polygons. He designs his book covers himself.
- Handbuch Metaphysik. (Ed..) Stuttgart: Metzler (2017).
- Metaphysics of Science. London & New York: Routledge (2016).
- Einführung in die Sprachphilosophie. (Ed. with Albert Newen) Darmstadt: WBG (second edition: 2013).
- Hume. Epistemology and Metaphysics. Special Issue of Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy (Ed. with Helen Beebee) Paderborn: Mentis Publisher (2010).
- The Metaphysics of Ceteris Paribus Laws. Berlin: De Gruyter (2007).
Born in 1999, graduate of the Comenius-Gymnasium in Düsseldorf.
Since October 2017: Study of the
Psychology at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
2016-2018 drummer of the band back2friday