The HuM-Collective, consisting of Hannah Häußer and Maximilian Borchert, regards itself as a collective for visual communication and transformative design practice. The main focus of its work is placed on the design of collaborative platforms and the exploration of transdisciplinary ways of working in the field of design.
In the summer of 2018, as part of their work, they initiated HuMBase, an open cultural space that serves as an experimental laboratory for new formats, an exhibition/studio space and collaborative venue offering an alternative to conventional cultural-institutional practices. Since 2018, HuMBase hase been based temporarily in a former church in the north of Stuttgart/Germany, and appeared in the program of publisher DISTANZ Verlag in October 2021 in the form of a platform which has now become a publication.
The collective has received several awards, most recently the Macau Design Award (2019) and the Certificate of Typographic Excellence of the Type Directors Club, New York/US (2018). In 2020, Häußer and Borchert were part of the jury for the Advancement Award for Young Book Design, and nominated to the shortlist of the Walter Tiemann Award (2020), as well as to the shortlist of the German art book foundation Stiftung Buchkunst, where the collective featured in the categories »Most Attractive German Books« and the »Advancement Award for Young Book Design« (2019).