PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF TODAY IT IS ONLY POSSIBLE TO REGISTER FOR THE WAITING LIST - WE HAVE ALREADY REACHED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS. (However, not all those registered have paid yet. If registered persons do not pay in time, we will pass on their places...)
In a few weeks after registering we will give notice, if we can offer you a place.


 ‘The Empathy of Objects’
In the 2024 symposium, we will explore the evolving status of material culture in society, crafts, and the arts, influenced by a "Material Turn" and "New Materialism." The study and production of objects, once overshadowed by a focus on the mind, now considers the 'agency' and 'obstinacy' of things, as well as their narratology and intrinsic 'thingness.'


The term "thing" is etymologically tied to notions of 'assembly' and 'agreement.' Philosophers like Heidegger and Latour saw things as entities that bring together different modes of the world. Latour, in particular, saw them as part of a network or collective where subjects and objects blend in practical use, forming ensembles.


Empathy, traditionally associated with understanding and feeling into another's emotions, raises the question: Can empathy extend to objects? Cartesian dualism presents two empathic pathways: towards oneself or an external world that includes objects. This distinction challenges us to consider if empathy can be directed at things and if things themselves can participate in empathy.


However, empathy is not without complexity. It can sometimes embody a form of violence as it involves crossing and potentially transgressing boundaries. For example, the act of piercing in jewelry can be seen as a symbolic transgression that embodies both connection and potential harm.


We suggest a need for a careful, responsible empathic technique, leaning towards "sympathy" to reduce violence in crossing boundaries. Influential thinkers propose a new ethic where empathy includes the collective of humans, animals, plants, and objects.


In the discussion of jewelry as a body-related object, the idea of empathic engagement with material things is emphasized. Jewelry serves as a prime example of how objects and bodies interact, recognizing and relating to each other. This interaction allows for a shared experience of emotions, transforming individual suffering into a collective one. Thus, in a mutual exchange, jewelry exemplifies the possibility of objects being part of an empathic process, fostering a community of compassion through the physical connection. This approach highlights a vision where empathy extends beyond human interaction to include the material world, suggesting a broader, more inclusive ethic of shared experience.

Text: Konstantin Haensch
Concept and Programm: Melanie Isverding
Moderation:  Konstantin Haensch & Melanie Isverding  


Thursday 30 May 

14.00  start and welcome speech – Konstantin Haensch & Melanie Isverding 

14.30 – 15.45 / lecture from Luján Cambariere (Berlin, Buenos Aires)journalist and authorThe Soul of Objects, an Anthropological View on Design 

“The relationship of design to the values of life - love and bonding, childhood play, celebration and ritual. In many peripheral countries, objects are not produced with heavy industries or new technologies, but by pure craftsmanship. It’s the gift of doing things by hand that give a soul to these objects. Energy, numen, aura or what anthropologists call maná. Paying attention and understanding the magic embedded in the material world, the rituals and the process, we can re-enchant our daily lives.” 

Coffee break 

16.30 – 17.45 / lecture from matt lambert (Stockholm, Detroit) jewellery artist and author Unpacking Constellations and Possible Cartographies
“This talk centers around the question of: What shifts when we decenter the object and consider it as material. How does this position animate histories, create narratives and shift the ways we think of mastery, craft, materiality and capitalistic consumption.” 


Friday 31 May

10.00 – 11.15 / lecture from Adi Toch (London) object artistMetal Empathy 

„Metal is a transformative and reactive material, continuously changing through states and time in its form and surfaces. It communicates through its conductive, reflective, and sonic identities. In this talk, I will discuss my work and research, exploring the sensorial sensibilities of metal through the realm of objects and our relationships with them. “ 

11.15 – 12.30 / lecture from Marion Delarue (Paris)jewellery artistMaterial’s tricks 

“I show a great interest in materials and techniques. Using the specificities of each ones, I create pieces which aim to destabilize the viewer, referencing simulacrums, false pretenses and lures.” 


14.00 – 15.15 / short lectures from 3 students
14.00 – 14.25 / Christina Quandt (Hochschule Wismar) – Between wearability and unbearability

“Through the highly personal medium of jewellery, a more direct connection can be established through the object to one's own idea of ​​moral and ethic. A physically wearable piece of jewelry does not necessarily have to be psychologically bearable.”

14.25 – 14.50 / Alexander Triffterer (Hochschule Düsseldorf) – A romantic fusion. Non serie perspectives on plastic production

“Based on Novalis' writings, romantic positions are merged with the rationality-based work techniques of industrial production. The focus of the work is plastic, created as a by-product of the refining process, whose existence, like hardly any other material, depends on the errors of serial production techniques. By adopting romantic positions, the aim is to engage with the material plastic in a craftsmanship manner, which enables a new, more holistic view of this material.”

14.50 – 15.15 / Dua Fatima Baig (Hochschule Trier) – The Theatre of Domesticity

„Utilizing gender as a sieve, my research sifts through the blend of space, objects and society, which function in total entanglement in our hushed choreography of daily life at home, thus sidelining critical analysis. My works scrape the core determinants that lay bare why women’s grounding in society is the way it is; the aspiration is to be aware of the empathy we have unconsciously for household objects by embodying them into art to stir possible shifts in the Theatre of Domesticity.“

Coffee break 

16.00 – 17.15 / lecture from Hanna Hedman (Stockholm)object artist – The almost overgrown 

“A lecture about finding my own path from the intuitive to the fixed and how intricacy of jewellery animates larger scale works.” 


Friday after dinner – “Schmucktisch”  (everyone brings a piece/ small collection of pieces to put on the table, so it creates a together-exhibiton) 

Friday party – invited by Hildesheim students 

Saturday 1 June

10.00 – 11.15 / lecture from Malte Guttek (Hanau)director of Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst & Goldschmiedehaus Hanau – Jewelry, Art and the Museum 

“Engaging with the New Materialism can give new impetus to jewelry design and strengthen the discursive ability of jewelry art. However, this is also accompanied by increased demands on the intellectuality of jewelry if it is to assert itself as contemporary among the other arts. This poses new challenges not only for artists, but also for museums.” 

 11.15 – 12.30 / lecture from Ruth Schneider (Hildesheim)jewellery artist and author Being involved 

“The things that surround us, that we interact with, that we sometimes criticise, that awaken a desire in us and longing to be bought or experienced, are representative of experiences and stories. They are bedded in social-cultural interrelations. Like jewellery and body related objects. With them we’re moving in structures that are social-politically shaped and touch our behaviours and acts.” 


14.00 – 15.15 / lecture from Dr. des.Konstantin Haensch (Berlin, Hildesheim)Writer / Cultural CriticThings in the Empathy Economy 

“This talk explores the transformation of empathy into a tool for innovation within the design industry, particularly through methodologies like Design Thinking, and contrasts this with jewelry's potential to foster genuine connections and shared experiences. It challenges us to reconsider the implications of commodifying empathy and the role objects can play in embodying compassionate connections.” 

Coffee break 

16.00 – 17.30 / short lectures from 3 students
16.00 – 16.25 / Paula Repp Alvarez (Burg Giebichenstein Halle) – Laying Traces: Of Material, Vessels and Counter-Narratives.

“Fragments of a network of material research, artistic work and intellectual context.”

16.25 – 16.50 / Susie Heuberger (HAWK Hildesheim) – The Memory of Materials

“Can materials such as individual corn kernels carry the memories of Mexican culture transgenerationally? In my work I use Oaxacan corn kernels in their metaphor as a resource, as a transmitter and as a memory carrier to be able to talk about borders, oppression and inequalities in my artistic practice as a woman, immigrant, Mexican and German.”

16.50 – 17.15 / Pouya Bakhshi (ADBK Nürnberg) – beyond function

„Through items, many of us find peace and connection and I try to explore this idea in my work. A cherished rug, once a comforting element of home in Iran, became a powerful symbol of loss after I emigrated. I'd want to share how I used the processes of fragmentation and rebuilding, to explore this deep emotional bond with items and the possibility of healing through material empathy.“


Sunday 2 June 

10.00 – 11.15 / Sophie Hanagarth (Paris, Strasbourg) jewellery artist

in dialogue with Brune Boyer (Paris) anthropologist jewellery artist

Dialogue between hammer and iron?
"Combining materiality, technical gestures and the imaginary: an anthropologist invites philosophers, ethnologists and historians to discuss at my workbench. A conversational presentation based on workshop observations and reflections during the making of my objects, collected and analysed by Brune Boyer in her thesis "the making of contemporary jewelry : a workshop ethnography".

11.15 – 12.30 / lecture from Dr. Iris Dankemeyer (Berlin)philosopher and magician Magic things 

“Modern magic means the emancipation from ritual fetishes. Yet, according to new materialism, objects do in fact have inherent agency. If the meaning of magic is to have full power and absolute control over objects, should magicians consider the debate about the agency of objects a new form of magical thinking?“  

Closing up the Symposium and Lunch 

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Info, Conditions & Registration

Participation fee

Professionals: All days 320 € | Single day  110 €

Students: All days 210 € | Single day 85 €
Food, coffee, tea included


in your own tent, car, mobile home etc.:  5 €/person/night for camping, shower and breakfast.

NEW: Rent a Tent - up to 3 persons for 40 € for 3 nights. (first come - first serve!!) 

Wi-Fi & open payments

At the out-back of the Haxthäuser Hof there is no Wi-Fi and a very poor internet connection via roaming. Therefore, it’s not possible to pay anything by card.

If you still need to pay for the tent please bring cash. As well as for the drinks at the bar or book sales.


 We are happy if you bring your children with you. 
Untill the age of 18 there are no participation fees, but there is - if camping as mentioned above - 5 €/person/night for camping, shower and breakfast, as well as 5 €/person/day for food (lunch, dinner and cake).

Please make sure that your kids do not disturb the lectures and other events. During the symposium parents are responsible for their children and liable for any damage that may occur.

Drinking water & shower

As the tap water on location is from a well and not safe for consumption, we will provide drinking water in tanks. Please bring your own refillable water bottle!!

To cover the high cost of the ablutions trailer, we ask that everyone staying at Haxthäuser Hof - both those sleeping in their own tent/camper/car and those renting a tent - contributes 5€/person/night.

Thank you for your understanding.


Part of the programm is the famous ‘Schmucktisch’. This is an open invitation for all participants to bring some of your jewellery to put on the table: for everyone to look, touch, try on and discuss. 

The weather

Consider that it is mainly an open-air event. So bring some warm & rain clothes as well.


Registration and reservation

Due to the size of the haxthäuserhof, the number of participants is limited to 80 persons.

Your booking is valid when your payment has been received in full by our administration. Only then does your booking become a reservation. 

Your place will be reserved for you in the order in which the participation fee is received by bank transfer in advance (no cash at the entrance) first come, first serve. 


In case of cancellation by you

  • after the online reservation of your place, an administrative fee of 50 € will be retained,
  • between 8 weeks and 4 weeks before the beginning of the symposium, 25 % of the fee will be retained,
  • within 4 weeks to 1 week before the beginning of the symposium, 50 % of the fee will be retained.
  • within 1 week before the beginning of the HHHo-symposium, a refund is not possible. 

Cancellation by the organisation can take place:

  • if the maximum number of participants has been reached,
  • if the symposium cannot be offered because of force majeure.

in these cases a full refund of the participation fee will be made.


Force Majeure
Besides the above mentioned, a refund of your participation fee will be made at any time:

  • in cases of force majeure for the participant (illness, accident, death in family), cancellation should be notified immediately, with written proof of the reasons for cancellation,
  • in cases the sympsoium cannot take place. 

Other reasons (dissatisfaction, programme changes, etc.) do not entitle to any refund.

Security Measures, Insurance and Disclaimer

Entrance to the symposium premises is restricted to participants and members of staff. The organisation is not liable for accidents, theft or any kind of damage which take place during the symposium. The participant is advised to provide personal health, travel and liability insurance.  The symposium is not responsible for traveling or accommodation costs paid by the participant. Please take care of your own travel insurance.
Parents are liable for their children.

Code of Conduct

At Haxthäuser Hof Schmucksympsoium, we respect and protect the personal dignity of every individual and cultivate a culture of fairness, mutual respect and foster a friendly and professional behaviour. Any form of (psychological, verbal or physical) harassment or discrimination, e.g. based on nationality, origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation or similar, as well as extreme political positions are not tolerated. 
Violation of this Code of Conduct will result in immediate exclusion from the Symposium (without any claim for reimbursement from the organisers) and may result in civil and, if applicable, criminal consequences.


 By registering you acknowledge and agree to comply with the above.

how to get there

By car

Please make sure to insert Haxthäuser Hof Ingelheim into your navigation system. (There is another Haxthäuser Hof in Nierstein not so far away)

  • From Mainz via Mainz-Finthen follow the main road to Wackernheim,
  • After the first set of traffic lights in Wackernheim, turn left at the next junction and immediately turn right again onto the dirt road (from here, we will set up signs on each crossing to make finding the way more easy),
  • follow it for 1.5 km in the direction of Hofgut 3 Linden,
  • Turn left at the orange buildings, past the silver containers and straight on to the car park.  

By public transport

Here is the schedule for the bus ride from Mainz main station to Wackernheim - get off at the stop: Wackernheim / Grosse Hohl and enjoy the 15 min walk through the fields.

see googlemaps


Chef de Cuisine
Christoph Esser

Victor Gorelik

Anne und Eva Kessler
Haxthäuser Hof 2
D-55218 Ingelheim

Friends of the Jewellery Symposium

2024, the non-profit association "Förderkreis Schmucksymposium e.V." is being  founded so that the organizing volunteers can now prevent possible problems with liability and insurance and stabilise financing somewhat.


The membership fee is 10€/year for individuals and 100€ for institutions/companies and will be debited before the annual symposium date. Individual members may receive a discount in the amount of the membership fee on the participation fee of the symposium taking place in the respective calendar year.

History of the Symposium

Haxthäuser Hof Jewellery Symposium = former Zimmerhof Jewellery Symposium = former Haldenhof Meeting


The first meeting at Haus Haldenhof was held in 1967. Back then, about 20 representatives of the jewellery scene gathered in this converted farmhouse in Wissgoldingen near Schwäbisch Gmünd to talk about and discuss jewellery and related themes. What started as a modest get-together developed over the course of the past few decades into an international forum that attracts about 100 people from all over the world every year to exchange their thoughts and ideas in lectures and discussions, to present jewellery, establish contacts and generally get to know each other.
The participants include representatives of all fields related to jewellery, such as goldsmiths, trainees, university students, designers, jewellery manufacturers, gallerists, and many more. Due to the attendants’ international origins, the lectures are held in English nowadays.
The symposium could be held at its original place until Haus Haldenhof’s owner passed away in 1995. Hence, a new venue had to be found for the 1996 meeting. 


Thanks to the support of Yvonne von Racknitz - a trained jeweller at the vocational school in Pforzheim - the von Racknitz family’s estate in Bad Rappenau the Zimmerhof Farm could be rented as a new meeting place. Very improvised at first, it developed under the carefull management of Ulrich Haas into a venue which proved to be an cosy setting for the three-day symposium thanks to its special atmosphere. Unfortunately Yvonne von Racknitz passed away in December 2018; the Zimmerhof estate was sold by the von Racknitz family after the 2019 Symposium.

Haxthäuser Hof


Thriving on more than 50 years of tradition, the Jewellery Symposium is independent of any established institution, association or other type of organization and is conducted by volonteers.

At the end of each symposium, the organizing team selects the curators for the following year, who then, with a lot of commitment and dedication, put together yet another interesting programme which they will host and moderate. Beverages and meals are provided by a kitchen helpers team that is renew each year. 

Previous programmes

Unfortunately there is no complete archive of all the 50+ issues of this symposium. The information we have on the previous symposia will be made available here gradually.

2023 - Eloquent Hands

by Kim Buck and Josephine Winter

The practice of making is a joy and a privilege that we have, and it gives us the ability to express our ideas, feelings and opinions through jewellery or other objects.  It’s a practice of making well, repeating, improving, iterating – to find the form, material or concept that expresses precisely what we intend. We use our hands to touch the material, we hold the tools or press the keys, we handle the objects and by doing so we read the objects with our senses, and we keep working until it is just right. We are using our formal knowledge and our tacit knowledge to ´speak jewellery´. This goes for jewellery making, object making and other strands of making – we are involved in a process of working through concrete or meta material striving to find the right balance of `matters` to accomplish eloquence.  The options are unlimited - decision making and the editing of material with our hands is what this symposium is about.

With  Anni Nørskov Mørch,  Nanna Obel,  Anna Rikkinen,  Jorunn Veiteberg,  Reinhold Ziegler,  Peter Bauhuis,  Tarja Tuupanen,  Rachel Chiodo,  Ruth Gilmour,  Julie Harboe,  Elena Alvarez Lutz,  Daniel Kruger,  Doris Maninger

2022 - Follow Your Bliss

By Claudia Hoppe and David Huycke

For the artist and designer there is no other way than to follow one’s passion – since without passion you can’t make it anywhere. At the same time, there is also something like reality. Getting somewhere is one thing, staying there, building a career and making a living of it is another. During the symposium ‚follow your bliss‘ we will look openly into the wide scope of jewellery-, product- and object-making and discover the different positions, from the artistic expression through unique pieces as well as serial production.

Every domain has its specific tricks of the trade or unspoken rules to follow and we are eager to learn what they are and what they mean. Questions will be posed such as: Is it necessary to compromise to build a successful career in the arts/design? Or is the way to success the way of the heart? And what does being successful mean anyway? Does one have to work hard to make it or is it not work anymore if you really follow your bliss?

We are eager to hear the stories of our international speakers about conscious decisions, lucky coincidences, times of doubt and times of bliss.

With Robert Baines, Aldo Bakker, Kim Buck, Nedda El-Asmar, Mirjam Hiller, Lore Langendries, Eva Olde Monnikhof, Marc Monzo, Anneleen Swillen, Christel Trimborn, Nicole Walger, Julia Wild

2019 - We Are Family

By David Bielander and Helen Britton

For the 50th independent German Jewellery symposium we want to reflect on how our field has changed in the course of half a century with particular focus on the people that have facilitated the development of what is now a burgeoning international community. While great makers are essential, the field wouldn’t be the same big happy family (;-) without those who have chosen to help connect it. And of course one of the greatest examples of the facilitation of connection is this symposium itself, organized independently by volunteers for 50 years! Lets celebrate that amazing feat and listen to others that are not only interested in making and looking at great art, but who are also facilitating the positive growth of our strange little niche.

With Caroline Broadhead UK, Veronika Fabian UK, Brooklyn Metal Works - Erin S. Daily and Brian Weissman USA, Marian Vanhaeren BE/FR, Barbara Schmidt DE, Klimt02 ES, Dirk Allgaier Arnoldsche Publisher DE, Christoph Hefti CH/BE, Cécile Feilchenfeldt CH/FR, Yutaka Minegishi JP/DE, Barbara Paris Gifford USA, Doreen Timmers NL

2017 - Nourischment

By Rutger Emmelkamp, Merijn Bolink and Pieter Elbers

"Take your protein pills and put your helmet" what more do we need than this directive horn Ground Control to Major Tom in David Bowie 's "Space Oddity"? Carbohydrates, fat, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water are all we need to survive. Apart from sduations that Force us to look upon nutrition like that, we tend to search for better, new, different, exciting and the unknown. The kitchen is filled with cookbooks. New ingredents and combinations are explored. Popular cocking programs on TV, restaurants are booked a year ahead, the chef has become a star. Our minds want to be stimulated as much as a, taste buds do. But what feeds us as makers, designers and artists? Why do we go to our studio every day to make what we make? To draw, hammer and paint, produce, transform and shape? What are the sources we work from? Who inspires us? What fires us up and gets us going? And how does this becorne visible? A lot of information about artists can be found on Internet including images of their work.
In this year's edition of the Zimmerhof Symposium we asked the speakers therefore to not only show their work, but mainly to shed a light on their sources, their inspiration, and at feeds them in their practice. For four days we will dive into the different aspects of he meaning of "Nourishment". So there will be great food! As well for thought... This might be he last chance to experience he Zimmerhof Symposium at he fantastic location as you now it! As always the Zimmerhof Symposium will be a great opportunity to meet people, get informed, discuss and to have a good time.
Hope to meet you there.

With Sonja Bäumel, Patricia Pisters, Naomi Filmer, Miranne Theunissen, Linda Molenaar, Katja Prins, Steinbeisser, Lauren Kallmann, Sigurd Bronger, Kiko Gianocca

2016 - HD Treasure

By Florian Milker, Annika Pettersson & Adam Grinovich

The theme for Zimmerhof 2016 “HD (or High Definition) TREASURE” combines an exploration into contemporary aesthetics with a classic theme of the secret and precious. We enter this theme through the perspective of remix culture, the agreement that everything has been done. But we are not satisfied with this assumption. We strive to discover the unique in emerging forms of expression. “HD” a new term, a term present in everyday life from the smartphones that we keep in our pockets, to the advertisements we see on public transportation, as well as in fine art installations and videos. HD: the new dominant aesthetic in contemporary life. HD TREASURE assembles a group of artists both working for and against this new paradigm, attempting to see the TREASURE through the lens of a means of expression still yet to be fully defined. | Treasure represents the pursuit of the glorious and valuable, a quest for a mythic capsule of value and heritage. Jewelry is inherently related to this concept, focused precious forms that are waiting to be discovered. Makers of jewelry embark on personal abstract journeys to discover themselves in materials. Critics and thinkers can draw lines within the field, creating sublime maps that trace a history of treasure making, treasure hiding, and treasure finding.
Programmers, designers, gallerists, and artists meet on an HD platform, the world wide web of information, a platform of infinite dimensions. Slick glossy screens broadcast HD images, miniature cameras record HD videos, complex algorithms create HD sounds, networks of computational power data-mine HD currency. This is not a dream: This is our reality. HD: absolute clarity; brilliant, defined, expressing all known dimensions, layers of color suspended in liquid crystal cells. | “HD TREASURE” investigates the combination of technology (both new and old) and its impact on aesthetics. Within these new forms are new emotions, new ways of seeing and feeling arising? Is this the future or a passing trend? Are we, as makers, thinkers, as sensitive beings approaching towards the divine? Or are we burying ourselves into an entropic abyss of information?

With Richard Van Diessen, Patricia Domingues, Jantje Fleischhut, Melanie Isverding, Jiro Kamata, Göran Kling, Benjamin Lignel, Georg Lisek, Ted Noten, Kellie Riggs, Atty Tantivit, Julia Walter

2015 - What is the Future of Jewellery?

By CURRENT OBSESSION - Contemporary Jewellery Magazine & Platform

As Contemporary Jewellery builds up the awareness of its identity, we may see growth of successful cross-disciplinary collaborations. By being placed in a wider context of today’s visual culture, Contemporary Jewellery can learn new strategies. We are curious about what may begin to happen when jewellery, art, design and fashion truly start to converge.
What are Jewellery’s Icons?
Icon is an ambiguous word simultaneously connoting a religious symbol loaded with historical and spiritual content, a flickering symbol on a computer desktop distilled and reduced in meaning, or an actual person – a rock star or a celebrity. Does Contemporary Jewellery have a system of symbols and signs connecting the past and the future? And if so, where do these symbols and signs belong: in a subculture, within the mainstream, or have they lost their cultural relevance? | What are the Icons of the Future?
We are interested in new attitudes, new types of projects and new personalities to explore this idea: join us to hear talks by exhibition makers, researchers, trend forecasters, artists and jewellers who have explored the challenges and the confines of their own disciplines.

With: Beatrice Brovia & & Nicolas Cheng, Adam Grinovich, Matylda Krzykowski, Mallory Weston, Rutger Emmelkamp, Lin Cheung, Nelly Zagury, David Bielander, Zachary Androus, Elvira Golombosi, Jing He, Florian Milker, Miro Sazdic, Pravu Mazumbar 

2013 - UK: Mind Your Language

By Casey Fenn, Timothy Information Limited, Laura Bradshaw-Heap

This years symposium we will be exploring, questioning, pulling apart and putting back together, some of the
many issues facing the linguistics of jewellery today. Especially focusing on our communication with one another
and our different audiences.

What is the language of contemporary jewellery? No seriously, what is the language of art jewellery? Are you
reading this in English? Is English your second language? Are you American? Are you getting the gist so far?
Or are you reading the German translation? Is it accurate? I wouldn’t know, I’m afraid I don’t speak la Deutsch. I
mean, has every nuance, colloquialism and bad pun made it over in one piece? Blahdy blahdy blah blah. That
last sentace is sentance .I only put it in to test my translating friend.

But I can hear what you are saying. Surely the work is the language or the language is the work. So hey! Let’s all
sit around “Miss Piggy” by ‘Ted Noten’ and listen to what it’s got to say. Actually I’ve never seen “Miss Piggy” by
‘Ted Noten’ in the flesh. I’ve only seen photos of “Miss Piggy” by ‘Ted Noten’. It looks quite big. Oh, and I’ve read
what that French journalist had to say about it in the English translation of that article in that Swedish magazine.

What is the language of contemporary jewellery and is anybody listening? Come along to Zimmerhof and we’ll
have a good old chat about it!

English Tea will be served at 4pm daily (the frogs legs are off!)

2009 - Full of Facets

By Herman Hermsen, Sofia Beilharz, Phylicia Gilijamse, Maryvonne Wellen

With the theme “Full of Facets“ we would like to address to jewellery in all its diversity and richness. The symposium will be characterized by lectures from renomated jewellery artists and well-known designers who are specialized in contemporary jewellery and/or serie-design. Futhermore the program will contain theoretical
controversies and reflections.
New materials, innovative concepts and techniques like 3D modelling, rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing are going to be brought forward though presenting divers projects on this subject. Confrontations, different points of view to jewellery and new interpretations as well as definitions of the term jewellery will be discussed. We will focus on jewellery as an important, independent communication medium at the intersection with contemporary art, fashion and productdesign.

With: Peter Skubic, Liesbeth den Besten, Marc Monzó, Elisabeth Holder, Isabella van den Bos, Jan Spille, Beate Eismann, Christina Karababa, Ted Noten, Chequita Nahar, Nedda el Asmar, Bety Majernikova, Lucy McRae, Alumni: Pia Farrugia, Coco Dunmire, Ann Wanten, Patricia Solarte G, Francesca Lanzavecchia, Nicole Lehmann, Denise Reytan.

2008 - Beauty and Seduction

By Pieter Elbers and Philip Sajet

With Lucy Sarneel, Dr. Heidi Bollmann, Tabea Reulecke, Karl Fritsch, Maud Traon, Joanne Grimonprez, Silvia Rodo, Andreas Lehmann, Tanel Veenre, Pauline Held, Diana Tipoja, Prof.Dr.W. Menninghaus, Francis Willemstijn, Barbara Paganin, Elizabeth Fischer, Célio Braga, Sunny Bergman, Stefan Heuser, Wiebke Meurer, Nicole Brémond

2007 ... Jewellery stories

By Doris Betz and Helen Britton

With Cornelie Holzach, Dorothea Prühl, Leo Caballero, Eija Mustonen 
Pravu Mazumdar, David Bielander, Mari Funaki, Otto Künzli, Karin Seufert, Warwick Freeman.
Student's lectures: Mirei Takeuchi, Noemie Doge, Florie Dupont, Susanne Kaube, Anne Fischer, Petra Rhinow, Berthold Schweiz

2006 ... and friends

By Peter Bauhuis & Andi Gut

With Doris Betz, Evert Nijland, Castello Hansen, Susan Pietzsch, Nina Mårtensson, Sabine Schwippel, Christoph Straube, Marie Bonfils, Love Jönsson, Johanna Dahm, Edoardo Perri & Angela Rui, Monica Gaspar, San Keller, Gebrüder Freitag, Hans Stofer.

2005 - Burning Passion

By: David Bielander & Felix Lindner

With: Wolli Lieglein, Joël Eschbach, Andi Gut, Yuka Oyama, Renée C. Hoogland, Silvia Weidenbach, Constanze Schreiber, Jiro Kamata, Cédric Champeval, Marius Pfannenstiel, Helen Britton, Volker Atrops, Miecke Oosterman & Ward Schrijver, Heiko Damm, Annette Munk, Daniel Kruger

2004 - Borax and Cream

By Theo Smeets & Thomas Dierks

With Teike Asselbergs & Elias Tieleman - Orgacom, Jivan Astfalck, Ulrike Bartels, Marc-Jens Biegel, Hilde de Decker, Marjolijn van Duyn, Christel Hofmans, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kern, Beate Klockmann, Rudolf Kocéa, Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. h.c. Siegfried Maser, Ulrich Reithofer, Inga Samii - Kunstkomm e.V.