»Able to communicate.«

is my main principle

and my method:

I communicate for you or show you what is possible. So you can do it.

My name is Sönke Hahn.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Designer & Film Maker

about me

Communication &

Stories Being 

The World's »Cement«

The stomach is rumbling, your insides are cheering. We humans need stories: Sometimes we would be lost without them! Because they teach us something about certain worlds, even the world as a whole, about other human beings, and about ourselves!

Storytelling means to tell something somebody's gut feeling—but not only: Gut feeling is important—as important as content. And this fact can be transferred to nearly all forms of communication and diverse areas of society—communication/media is omnipresent, there is nothing outside of it: Movies, designs form, communication in general creates networks—all the time. Twitter, a book, a social group, shopping in the supermarket, advertising just as well as  (academic) lectures or  publications … everything is more or less designed consciously or it is not.

And there it is—a substantial problem: Not considered thoughtfully the cement becomes something destructive, at least something misunderstood. Because content/a story without design is like design without content—separated they are lost opportunities. Hence gut feeling and content are not competent narrators on their own: Content/stories, design/look and narration must be understood as an un-separable entity—not only regarding a certain product but in an interdisciplinary way: to make an opus successful, to emphasise the consistency of an institution or to provide education.

Therefore it is important to communicate in a holistic way. To do so there is need of a bridge builder: Analytic conception and professional creativity AND a portion of gut feeling of course are my basis for telling stories. Even there where some do not assume a story.

"Medien und so — ein Blog"

Author

 

Blog about communication

and phenomena of our time — since November 2018

 

˃ Blog

 

new entry:

"Kommunikative Tipps zur schriftlichen Korrespondenz

(Brief, Email etc.)"

 

˃ read

 

new entry:

"Denkbare Strategie gegen Populismus

und Extremismus"

 

˃ read

 

new entry:

"Lichtgestaltung: Ein Beispiel für die Fusion von Exterior- und Interior-Design"

 

˃ read

"Vier Typen seriellen Erzählens im Fernsehen"

"Bunker-TV,

TV-Bunker"

Editor/Designer

 

Publication (Anthology):

"Eine illustrative Einführung in Theorie, Geschichte und Diskurs". Norderstedt 2017/2018

 

 

"Vier Typen seriellen Erzählens" awarded: "German Design Award 2020"(Exellent Communications Design\Corporate Identity\Corporate Publishing)

 

Successfully continued: Anthology awarded — "iF Design Award 2019"(Communication\Magazines/Press/Publishing)

 

Non-Ficktion about how TV-Series/serials Work awarded: "Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018"

 

 

˃ Page of book

 

˃ Vier Typen within iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE

 

> Vier Typen within galery of German Design Awards

 

˃ order (Publisher)

 

Press Release (German) — Red Dot, iF Design Award, German Design Award (PDF)

 

 

Anthology presented within:

 

˃ Red Dot Yearbook 2018/19

Author

 

Paper:

"Narrative Potentiale im und des Urbanen — am Beispiel von Weimar" Weimar/Oldenburg 2019

 

˃ more

 

˃ read (Academia.edu)

"Die Sechsfalt

der Immersion"

Author

 

Paper

"Versuch der (diskursiven)

Definition eines viel-schichtigen Konzeptes"

Oldenburg 2018

 

˃ more

 

˃ read (Academia.edu)

Contact me,

if you like to talk about gut feeling, stories, design, film and serials: perhaps via email or one of the following networks.

 

 

 

Sönke Hahn, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

 

Weimar | Köln | Oldenburg

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The stomach is rumbling, your insides are cheering. We humans need stories: Sometimes we would be lost without them! Because they teach us something about certain worlds, even the world as a whole, about other human beings, and about ourselves!

Storytelling means to tell something somebody's gut feeling—but not only: Gut feeling is important—as important as content. And this fact can be transferred to nearly all forms of communication and diverse areas of society—communication/media is omnipresent, there is nothing outside of it/them: Movies and designs form, communication in general co-creates networks—all the time. Twitter, a book, a social group, shopping in the supermarket, advertising just as well as  (academic) lectures or  publications … everything is more or less designed consciously or it is not.

And there it is—a substantial problem: Not considered thoughtfully the cement becomes something destructive, at least something misunderstood. Because content/a story without design is like design without content—separated they are lost opportunities. Hence gut feeling and content are not competent narrators on their own: Content/stories, design/look and narration must be understood as an un-separable entity—not only regarding a certain product but in an interdisciplinary way: to make an opus successful, to emphasise the consistency of an institution or to provide education.

Therefore it is important to communicate in a holistic way. To do so there is need of a bridge builder: Analytic conception and professional creativity AND a portion of gut feeling of course are my basis for telling stories. Even there where some do not assume a story.

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