Studies in the Arts (SINTA)

Portraits of doctoral students

Simon Küffer

Postal Address
Univeristät Bern
Graduate School of the Arts
Simon Küffer
Muesmattstr. 45
CH - 3012 Bern

Simon Küffer

Simon Küffer was born in Bern in 1981. He is a graphic technician and a member of the scientific staff at Bern University of the Arts (BUA).


Prof. Dr. Oliver Lubrich, Universität Bern, Institut für Germanistik
Prof. Dr. Arne Scheuermann, Hochschule der Künste Bern HKB, Forschungsschwerpunkt Kommunikationsdesign

Doctoral project

Bill - The Visual Rhetorik of Money

The thesis aims to investigate systematically for the first time the proportion of visual communication in the "money discourse" and to contribute to the understanding of the visual nature of money. At the center is the question of whether and how images-shapes of money are a social reality, and to what extent they are particularly suitable for this purpose. Apart the design of a bill (Banknote), pictorial material showing money or picking out money as a central theme will be analyzed in a visual-rhetorical way and as well as studied empirically and experimentally. Using figurative material that shows or discusses money, a theory of visual rhetoric of money will be designed.

research priorities

Media studies, Visual communication