Successful Launch: First International Scenographers' Festival IN3

 
From November 23 to November 26 2006, Basle was the arena for an inspiring interaction with the multifarious forms of scenographic design. «Spatial Arts - Life in Search of Style» was the central topic of the first «International Scenographers' Festival IN3» which was presented by the Institute of Interior Design and Scenography of the Academy for Art and Design FHNW (University of Applied Science for Northwest Switzerland) on the premises of the Basle Theater and in the Elisabethenkirche (Church of Elisabeth).
 
Initially planned as a minor symposium, the first Scenographers' meeting had to be enlarged and remodeled due to the high degree of professional interest. Almost one thousand visitors of the first Festival were highly appreciative of this development and even flocked in from across the Swiss boarders, thus confirming the relevance of the scheduled topic. More than 30 speakers invited from Europe, China and the United States impressed the visitors not only by the diversity of their features, but also by the vibrancy of the presented examples which served to visualize outline the Festival topic. The entire range of spatial «shapers» was present; from composers to architects and from media artists to dramaturgic advisors they all provided insights in their individual perception and approach in the scenographic creative process. The first «International Scenographers’ Festival IN3» was shaped by the cooperative and relaxed atmosphere owed not least to the thoughtful care and enormous commitment of the sixty students of the Institute of Interior Design and Scenography of the Academy for Art and Design FHNW (University of Applied Science for Northwest Switzerland).
 

We would like to thank:

 
all those who achieved unbelievable accomplishments in an unbelievably short period of time and managed to present an unbelievably comprehensive program
 
the speakers for their inspiring contributions
 
the presenters for their mediatory questions
 
Dr. hc. Peter Schmid, President of the University Council of the University of Applied Science for Northwest Switzerland, for his introductory speech in the Elisabethenkirche (Church of Elisabeth)
 
Prof. Alois M. Müller, Dean of the Academy for Design and Art of the FHNW (University of Applied Science for Northwest Switzerland), for his support of the first «International Scenographers' Festival IN3»
 
the Institute of Interior Design and Scenography, the initiators of the first Festival
 
the organizers Prof. Heinz Wagner and Prof. Andreas Wenger, head of the Institute of Interior Design and Scenography of the Academy for Design and Art of the FHNW (University of Applied Science for Northwest Switzerland) in Basel who personally supported and advanced this the major event at all times
 
Prof. Uwe R. Brückner, lecturer for scenography and exhibition design at the Institute of Interior Design and Scenography, for his unflagging commitment and his determined personal dedication for the success of the first Festival in Basel
 
the sponsors of the first «International Scenographers' Festival IN3», who exceeded all conventional scales in supporting us: Basel Tourismus (Basel Tourism) – Culture Unlimited, Nüssli Schweiz AG Hüttwilen (CH)
 
the Atelier Brückner in Stuttgart (D) for the active support of the event, especially Shirin Frangoul-Brückner, Claudia Luxbacher and Michaela Ganter
 
our media partners for the excellent and successful public relations work: Hochparterre Zürich (CH) and Archplus Aachen (D)
 
Vera Bühlmann for her cooperation in the conceptualization of the contents and in the design and realization of the program structure for the first Festival,
 
Mattias Mohr for the project management in the realization of the Festival, Sandra Luzia Schafroth for her support regarding the overall communication of the first event and Sebastian Schelling for the hosting of the invited guests
 

IN3 theme 2006