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Prof. Dr. Christof  Windgaetter

Prof. Dr. Christof Windgaetter

Media Theory , Campus Berlin

Professor Windgätter is currently at the UE in Berlin, teaching Media and Design Theory. Furthermore, he is a Principal Investigator at the Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity – Image Space Material at the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin and is currently a IFK Senior Fellow. His expertise includes Media Theory, Design Theory & Aesthetics, as well as Theory and History of Media Infrastructure, which includes taking in all elements of the situation/environment and the production of knowledge.



  • Since 2022 Professor for Communication Design MA, Campus Berlin
  • Since 2017 Member of the focus line Form Process and Modeling in the Cluster of Excellence "Image - Knowledge - Design" at the Humboldt University of Berlin
  • 2016 Humboldt University in Berlin, habilitation thesis on branding processes in the sciences
  • 2015-2016 Head of the Institute for Design Research (IF) at the BTK - University of Design
  • since 2015 Principal Investigator of the Cluster of Excellence 'Interdisciplinary Laboratory Image - Knowledge - Design' at the Humboldt University of Berlin
  • since 2012 Professor for media theory at the BTK - Hochschule für Gestaltung
  • 2012 Visiting professor at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media
  • since 2011 Lecturer at the Bern University of the Arts
  • 2010–2012 Lecturer at the University of Vienna, Institute for Theater, Film and Media Studies
  • 2009-2010 Research Fellow of the Department of Culture of the City of Vienna, Department of Science and Research Funding
  • 2009 Fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart) in the art, science & business program
  • 2007-2009 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
  • 2004 Doctorate at the Institute for Art and Cultural Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin
  • 2001-2006 Lecturer at various universities, including at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the Humboldt University in Berlin and the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus
  • 1991-1994 Master's degree in Philosophy, German and Cultural Studies at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, the California State University of Long Beach and the Humboldt University in Berlin
  • 1964 born in Dortmund