Wolfgang Schäffner

Director Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity« / Department of Cultural History and Theory, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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 has been Director of the Hermann von Helmholtz Center for Cultural Techniques since 2003 and Director of the Cluster of Excellence »Image Knowledge Gestaltung« at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin from 2012–2018. Furthermore, 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.