Christoph Knoth, Berlin & Hamburg/Germany — Design, Solitude fellow 2015–2017
Christoph Knoth (*1985) is a graphic designer, web developer and professor for Digitale Grafik at the HFBK Hamburg since 2017. He studied graphic design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and at the University of Art and Design Burg Giebichenstein in Halle. In 2011 he finished his studies in type design with an MA at the ECAL / L’École cantonale d’art de Lausanne. In 2012 he was a design researcher at the Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht with his project Computed Type. This project explores the historical and future constrains and possibilities of parametric type. For the period 2015–2017 he was a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude.
In 2011 he founded the studio Knoth & Renner together with Konrad Renner. Among others they worked on the websites for Casco Utrecht, Werkleitz Halle, Schauspiel Stuttgart, Kunsthalle Zurich, the New Zealand and the German pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2015, the artist group !Mediengruppe Bitnik, the artist Simon Denny, Spector Books and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Kunstvereine.
In the winter semester of 2015/16 Christoph Knoth was guest professor for information design at the Burg Halle. In the following year he was, together with Konrad Renner, a guest researcher at the Bauhaus University in Weimar as a substitute for the professor in typography where they started the project Digital Typography. Christoph Knoth has given workshops at the EKA in Tallinn, the Sandberg Institute Amsterdam, the Burg Halle, the ECAL Lausanne, the SDN Junior Research Conference Basel and NTU Singapore.