Awards 2021

Dr. Claudia Banz ( Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin) and award winner Jakob Kukula

Spree&Berlin by Jakob Kukula

Design Culture Award
2500 Euro

Jakob Kukula
Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin

The Culture Award is given to a project with outstanding attitude, innovation and cultural and creative impact by three representatives of renowned cultural institutions and is endowed with 2500 euros.

In 2021, the Culture Award will be presented by Dr. Angelika Nollert, (Neue Sammlung München), Dr. Claudia Banz, (Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin) and Tulga Beyerle, (Museum für Kunst und Gestaltung Hamburg) to Jakob Kukula and the Spree&Berlin project.

IfDRA presents the Design Research Award to Kimia Amir-Moazami
Vorkoster by Kimia Amir-Moazami

Design Research Award
1000 Euro

Kimia Amir-Moazami
Universität der Künste Berlin

In 2021, a young talent award for design research will also be presented: the Design Research Award.

A design project will be selected that operates at the intersection of theory and practice and achieves particular results through their combination and integration into the design process.

In 2021, IfDRA under Stephan Ott awarded the project Vorkoster by Kimia Amir-Moazami.

The Research Award is endowed with 1000 €.

Barbara Lersch and the award winners Florian Henschel (Social Design Award) and Mika Siponen (Recognition Circular Pioneer)
MateriaLab by Florian Henschel

Social Design Award
1000 Euro

Florian Henschel
Bauhaus Universität Weimar

The Social Design Award is given to a project that initiates social change processes through design. The award is presented by renowned personalities and institutions from the field of social design and is endowed with 1000 euros.

The Hans Sauer Foundation stands for this demand on design and so Barbara Lersch from the Hans Sauer Foundation, as ambassador for social design, presents the award to Florian Henschel with the MateriaLab project in 2021 and supports him with networking and knowledge exchange. The focus will be on process design, participation and the potential impact of the work created as part of the scholarship.

Das gute Leben by Mika Siponen

Circular Pioneer Anerkennung
200 Euro

Mika Siponen
Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel

In 2021, the Hans Sauer Foundation will award its recognition for the first time to a project that triggers ecologically socially relevant change processes.

The recognition is awarded to Mika Siponen and the project Das gute Leben / Planterial.

The Circular Pioneer recognition is awarded with 200 €.