Architecture and pictograms

Summer semester at the University of Hannover

How can a mes­sage be con­veyed with signs with­out lan­guage and text? Sibylle Schlaich teaches again at the In­sti­tute of De­sign. Pic­tograms are not only ap­plied to the fin­ished struc­ture, but also help in the plan­ning phases to com­mu­ni­cate and pre­sent func­tions or processes. The stu­dents ex­plore what pic­to­r­ial signs con­vey along­side the con­tent: an iden­tity, be­long­ing to a build­ing, a com­pany, a time or even a coun­try.