Dr. Alexander Graeff

Alexander Graeff, Dr. phil., works as a publisher, curator, and instructor for ethics, aesthetics, and pedagogy. He studied economics, engineering, and educational science and philosophy in Karlsruhe and Berlin. He completed his doctoral studies with Heinz-Elmar Tenorth and Michael Parmentier on the topic of Wassily Kandinsky as an educator. He has published numerous philosophical and fictional texts. The basis for his philosophical works is a pluralist-constructivist worldview. His topics are primarily deviant and marginalized phenomena in the historical, religious, and social sciences. Alexander Graeff’s fictional works (prose, lyrics) are surreal. He does not shy away from literary hybrid forms and transdisciplinary works. This has led to a range of collaborations with visual artists, illustrators, and musicians. His academic studies, as well as his curatorial and publishing activities, pursue the connection between literature, art, education, and philosophy.


„Staunen, Entdecken, Jubeln“ angesichts limitierter Freiheit? Einige (kritische) Anmerkungen zum Reformationsjubiläum. In: Künstlerbund Mecklenburg und Vorpommern (Hg.): formare. Katalog zur 27. Kunstschau des Künstlerbundes Mecklenburg und Vorpommern, 2017.

Wassily Kandinsky. Maler, Grafiker und Pädagoge in Weimar. Weimar 2017.

Einfühlung – Über ästhetische Methoden in der Bildung. In: BDK-Mitteilungen – Zeitschrift des Fachverbandes für Kunstpädagogik 4 (2016).

Probleme interkultureller Kunstpädagogik. Eine philosophisch-vergleichende Skizze des chinesischen und europäischen Denkens am Beispiel Kreativität. In: BDK-Mitteilungen – Zeitschrift des Fachverbandes für Kunstpädagogik 1 (2015).

Abstraktion als Kategorie pädagogischer Transformation. Wassily Kandinsky als pädagogischer Avantgardist. In: Jahrbuch für Historische Bildungsforschung 19 (2013).

Kandinsky als Pädagoge. Aachen 2013.

˝The programme makes possible something that is all too rare in our society these days: speaking and having discussions across borders, not about each other, but with each other. That can be a hard slog at times, but at the same time the format makes space for follow-up questions and deeper conversations that are only possible through trust on all sides.

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