Julia Schümann

The divergence of externally and subjectively perceived corporeality (2015)

In her study, Julia Schümann broaches the issue of the divergence of externally and subjectively perceived corporeality of the self and the partner in comparing genders. Faces were photographed, recorded realistically and alienated. Afterwards the images were changed, for example noses straightened, cheeks tautened, the corner of mouths pulled up. With the help of symbols the depicted assessed their faces and the ones of their partners. The result was that gender differences exist in the perception of self and the outside. This study makes it possible to formulate tendencies in the perception of the self and the outside in different genders and therefore the divergence between the imaginary image and the realistic picture.


*1988 Bergisch Gladbach

since 2016 permanent employed designer: milani design & consulting GmbH Berlin
2015 free designer: milani design & consulting AG Zürich
2015 Lecture: Schlachtfeld Körper; Workshopleitung Körperbilder: Konferenz No Body – Some Body – Any Body: Gestaltete Gender-Identitäten, HsH Hochschule Hannover
10-15 Bachelor of Arts Integrated Design, Köln International School of Design
14-15 exhibit presentation in the travelling exhibition Blue and pink – rethink
-2014 voluntary service: International Gender and Design Network (iGDN)
2013 Concept and realization: Social Media Kampagne für das Magazin Kölner Illustrierte, msk: NEXT GmbH & Co. KG
2011 technical director for photography, design strategy and conception, BK Kartäuserwall, Köln
-2010 several projects, exhibitions and publications: WOLF FOTOGRAFIE: www.fotografie-jw.de Fotostudio, Bergisch Gladbach Multimedia-Design
07-10 Ausbildung zur Mediendesignerin: Dialog- und Marketingagentur Wundermann GmbH, Köln