Manuel Raeder lives and works in Berlin. His main focus lies in generating collaborations with artists, plants, scientists, parrots,
fashion designers, printers, interns, librarians, curators, rappers, photocopiers, book binders, none professionals and theorists,
always questioning upon the practice and re-evaluating the position that humans have in relation to their objects.
Another key factor in his work is, how history can constantly be altered and reinvented.
"When we live things happen to us, but when we report them we make them happen.
A book is a volume expanding into space and time. Time is not linear but can be seen as a flexible tangle."
His work has a wide range of formats exploring the boundaries between exhibitions, ephemera, books, type design, editing
and publishing to furniture design.
Manuel has held workshops at the Ecole nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, Paris, University of Toulouse le Mirail,
Centro diseno, Mexico City, Design to Context, Institut für Designforschung Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Zürich
and the Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg.
Essays about the work:
Incongruous pirouettes by Binna Choi on the works of Manuel Raeder, Textfield magazine, Fall & Winter 2006 2007