Wolfgang Schäffner, a historian of science and media technologies, has been professor of the Cultural History of Knowledge at the Department of History and Theory of Culture at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin since 2009. He is Director of the Hermann von Helmholtz Zentrum für Kulturtechnik and Spokesperson (together with Horst Bredekamp and Peter Fratzl) of the Cluster of Excellence »Image Knowledge Gestaltung« at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and and since 2019 he is one of four spokespersons of the Cluster of Excellence “Matters of Activity”.
He has also been Permanent Guest Full Professor and Director of the Walter Gropius Program at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism at the Universidad de Buenos Aires since 2005 and head of the German-Argentinian Master-Program »Open Design« of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Universidad de Buenos Aires in cooperation with the Centro internacional del Diseño del Conocimiento »Tomás Maldonado« at Buenos Aires.
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