Jose Muñoz Alvis


Jose Muñoz Alvis is an industrial designer and cultural scientist. He completed his PhD at Humboldt University of Berlin in 2018. His research interests include the practices of modeling and transferring of knowledge between the natural sciences and design disciplines. His work in design includes consulting in communication and product design as well as in the application of participatory design strategies. Currently, he is a lecturer at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences/Bauhaus in Dessau. He was a visiting scientist at the Image Knowledge Gestaltung, an Interdisciplinary Laboratory Cluster of Excellence at Humboldt University in Berlin.

transcript-Publications in the Research Fields: Cultural History, Cultural Studies

Publications in the Series: Culture & Theory



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Building Blocks

A Cultural History of Codes, Compositions and Dispositions

From laboratory to kindergarten and back to the lab: Building blocks have become the practical materials for learning, playing and working, reconfiguring our cultural practices.

Book Chapter

  1. Building Blocks


    Seiten 1 - 4
  2. Contents

    Seiten 5 - 6
  3. 1 Introduction

    Seiten 7 - 22
  4. 2 From Crystallography to Pedagogy

    Seiten 23 - 76
  5. 3 Play, Building and Gestalten

    Seiten 77 - 160
  6. 4 The Languages of Functionalized Blocks

    Seiten 161 - 208
  7. 5 The Shaping of Modularity

    Seiten 209 - 274
  8. 6 Conclusions

    Seiten 275 - 280
  9. Acknowledgements

    Seiten 281 - 282
  10. Bibliography

    Seiten 283 - 308
  11. List of Figures

    Seiten 309 - 318

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