In October 2020, to celebrate the 100rd anniversary of Armin Hofmann, a two-day online symposium took place at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel.
Kenneth Hiebert was one of the participants in a roundtable discussion, moderated by Sandra Bischler, titled « The Pedagogical Dimension ».
During the discussion, Hiebert reflects on his experience as a student under Armin Hofmann, 1959-1964.
The Basel education characteristics that I treasure:
A conducive class environment.
There was no horsing around.
Each project was built on a previous.
All work was in the studio.
We learned the visual language universals:
Building relationships between forms and space.
Seeing constraints as openings rather than obstacles.