During these very turbulent times, our attitude towards the body, space and the objects we use every day inevitably, but noticeably, has changed. Blindness to the technology and products of industrial society has become questionable as it becomes increasingly clear that the neglected biosphere is equivalent to our survival on the planet. We have always imagined the future in a positive light, but now, due to uncertainty, this is not possible for us, so it happened that what was experienced in the past became a place of comfort. This is evident by reviewing posts on social networks (next to the published photos it says: “Two years ago we were there and there, how nice it was for us then” or “This was our last trip, how we enjoyed it” …) Questions like, “And when was the last time you danced or went to the pool?” Remain unanswered or provoke nostalgic ridicule. Visual experiences at a certain, already adopted, distance have become a substitute for the body-spatial sensations that used to be ordinary and every day for us.
Uncertainty and a pandemic will continue to redesign us, and our world and previously recorded data will serve as reminders of a time that is gone forever. Like all past events, it will only be restored for the needs of some future series or movies.
At the Academy of Applied Arts undergraduate studies of applied arts and visual pedagogy are performed as well as the corresponding graduate studies. The study programs are fully aligned with the Bologna Process, adapted to the new reform guidelines and the ECTS credits system, which opens the door to Europe and the world for all students of the Academy. This applies in particular to the elective system, study flexibility, interdisciplinary teaching and inter-university course offerings.