Pascal Marcel Dreier listens to and narrates more-than-human stories. They are assistant professor of Multispecies Storytelling at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. 






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↘︎ Select Teaching 

● Multispecies Storytelling, Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) ● Installation Art, KHM ● Multispecies Studio, KHM ● Interspecies Worldmaking, Köln International School of Design (KISD) ● Artistic Design, University of Siegen ● Digging—Methods Lab, KISD ●  History and Theory of Design, HMKW 


↘︎ Select Exhibitions

2023 ‘DE PROFUNDIS’, Städtische Galerie Sindelfingen, DE ● 2022 Talk to me: Other Histories of Nature, Temporary Gallery, Köln, DE ● At the Edge of Safehouse, Safehouse, London, UK● 2021 ‘Live Stock / Live Animals’, KHM Open, Cologne, DE ●2020 ‘OCTOPUS ENCOUNTERS: An Immersive Library of Octopus Aesthetics’, Glasmoog, Cologne, DE ● ‘Perron Art Price’, Stadt Galerie Frankenthal, DE ● 2019 ‘Goodbye Cruel World, it’s Over’, Weltkunstzimmer Düsseldorf, DE ● ‘Animal Ludens’, Next-Level Festival for Games, Zollverein Essen, DE ● ‘Practices of Approximation’, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, DE ● ‘we, animals:  multispecies narrations’, MEINBLAU Berlin, DE


↘︎ Publications

Dreier, Pascal Marcel, and Claudia Paganini. Eco Art als Ego Art? [Spiritualität zwischen Egoismus und Engagement], in: Datterl, Monika / Guggenberger, Wilhelm / Paganini, Claudia (eds.): Wofür es sich zu leben lohnt. Zum Verhältnis von Ethik und Spiritualität (theologische trends 32). Innsbruck: Theologische Fakultät 2022, S. 113-129.
Dreier, Pascal Marcel. Closure of Openings, in: Jessica Ullrich, Frederike Middelhoff (eds.): Tierstudien Tiere und Migration [Animal Studies: Animals and Migration] 19/2021. Berlin, Neofelis, 2021.
Dreier, Pascal Marcel, and Thomas Hawranke. Capturing the Wild: Virtuelle Pferde im Computerspiel Red Dead Redemption 2 [Capturing the Wild: Virtual Horses in the Computer Game Red Dead Redemption 2], in: Jessica Ullrich, and Stefan Rieger (eds.): Tierstudien Tiere und/als Medien [Animal Studies: Animals and/as Media] 18/2020. Berlin, Neofelis, 2020.
Blöß, Janine, Ute Hörner, and Mathias Antlfinger (eds.) Goodbye Cruel World, It’s Over. Erdlings-
geschichten. Verlag der KHM, 2020.


↘︎ Affiliations

TRACES Studio for Creative Investigation 
Minding Animals Germany
● Multispecies Studio
German Society for Media Studies
OktoLab


↘︎ Education 
     
2021–2022:
MA Art and Ecology (Distinction),
Goldsmiths, University of London

2016–2021:
MFA Media and Fine Art (Distinction),
Academy of Media Arts Cologne

2019:
ERASMUS Cross-Disciplinary Strategies,
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Closure of Openings
  • Design Research
  • Illustrations, Collage, Essay
  • Time: 2020



Project on the aesthetics of animal transport trucks, integrating design research and human-animal studies. This project explores how the industry often curates, distracts from, or prevents human contact with farmed animals, especially evident in the design of animal transport trucks. It delves into how both animals and humans exploit these structures, originally created due to their shared potential and interconnectedness (Verbundenheit). This focus highlights the critical intersections where the hidden realities of animal farming become most apparent, revealing the complex dynamics of human-animal interactions.

Published partially in: Dreier, Pascal Marcel. “Closure of Openings.” In Tiere und Migration, edited by Jessica Ullrich and Frederike Middelhoff, 183–88. Tierstudien, 19 (2021). Berlin: Neofelis, 2021.