RESEARCH FELLOW

Dr. Wladimir Velminski

Februar 2010 - September 2010
Wladimir Velminski studied mathematics, physics, Slavistics and cultural studies in Berlin and Moscow (1997-2005). In 2001 position as teacher for physics and mathematics in Moscow. 2003-2007 Research assistant at the Hermann von Helmholtz Center for Culture at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in the project »Image-Writing-Number« (Bild-Schrift-Zahl). 2004-2006 Scholar of the Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius Zeit-Stiftung. Since 2007 associated staff member of the Hermann von Helmholtz Center for Culture at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in the project »The Technical Image« (Das Technische Bild). 2007 DAAD scholar at the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. 2007-2009 Research assistant at the Institute for Slavistics at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in the research project »Linguistic Power and the the Force of Thoughts« (Sprachkraft und Gedankenmacht). 2008 Ph.D. in art history from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (»Talem habet forma. Leonhard Euler’s Strategies of Clearness« – Talem habet forma. Leonhard Eulers Strategien der Anschaulichkeit). Since 2009, research assistant at the Slavic Seminar of the University of Zurich. In spring/summer 2010 he was a research fellow at the IKKM Weimar in the framework of the »Tools of Drafting« program.
 
Research project at the IKKM
Designs of the Novelty of Thought
The project pursues two interlinked objectives: First, it aims to contribute to the investigation of the cultural techniques of the processes of designing and receiving ideas and thoughts in Eastern Europe. Second, it intends to analyse how after the Russian Revolution the developed concepts of design and reception became part of either a political-ideological program, or part of a subversive agenda.