As a non-profit University of Applied Art, Design and Media, the Merz Akademie publishes outstanding graduate theses in small bibliophile editions in order to make them accessible to a broader public.
Bachelor project of Judika Zerrer: Don't say it. Spray it.
With the publication of the series TEACH-IN in 2018, Michael Dreyer, professor for Visual Communication and editor-in-chief, has attempted to bring together voices, themes and personalities from the present and recent past of the Merz Akademie for discussions, ideally in order to look to the future. The discussions will revolve around forms of teaching in predominantly occupation-oriented design courses of study. The discussion partners are teachers, authors and graduates.
In the merz&solitude series, numerous publications appeared from 2004 to 2012 in cooperation with the Akademie Schloss Solitude. Contributions to the scientific and artistic discourse by professors and lecturers were published from 2013 to 2017 in the Merz Akademie series by Wilhelm Fink Verlag.
The publication “Digital Folklore”, edited by New Media Professor Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied, contains essays and projects on the most diverse facets of digital folklore: Online amateur culture, digital self-construction electronics, typo-nihilism, meme, teapots, penis enlargement …
With contributions in English and German by Cory Arcangel, Siegfried Zielinsky, Gijs Gieskes, otro and numerous students and graduates of the Merz Akademie Stuttgart.