Exhibitions & EVENTS

Honouring, presenting and promoting the achievements and solutions of graduates in their quality and diversity is the most important component of the GDG initiative. Graduates gain visibility in various formats such as networking events, exhibitions, the Graduates Platform, but also through an extensive range of awards and supports, thus offering them an optimal start to their design careers.

GDG Museumexhibition 2023
GDG Festivalexhibition 2023


The most exciting and best final projects are selected annually by a jury of experts and presented as a group exhibition in a renowned German museum.

The exhibition is accompanied by a discursive supporting programme on the museum’s premises. In lectures, workshops and talks, graduates and industry experts discuss the future of design and prospects for young talent.

Host 2024: Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main

Museum Exhibition 2024: Dare to Design

Benefits for the Selected Exhibitors:

  • Presentation space in a curated, structured group exhibition
  • Invitations to the opening, talks, and workshops
  • Unlimited use of the exhibitor label for their own communication strategies
  • Press release and PR work
  • Presence of the German Design Council and GDG on social media and the internet

GDG Festival Exhibition @ Dutch Design Week

Since 2023, GDG initiates an additional exhibition format to present graduates of German universities in a European context.


GDG Interconnected x Dutch Design Week 21. – 29. Oktober 2023

GDG will present the most fascinating concepts from approximately 25 outstanding graduates of the most renowned German universities during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.

The exhibition will demonstrate a broad spectrum of the perspectives of young product design talents, from industrial to experimental, artistic, and explorative points of view. During our accompanying, discursive community events, the exhibitors will discuss the future-oriented role of design in a European context with designers from all over Europe and experts in culture and the economy in a series of conversations.


The selection of the approximately 25 exhibitors, as well as the topic and title selection, is performed by a team of curators appropriate to this year’s Dutch Design Week theme.

Benefits for the Selected Graduates

  • Presentation space in a curated, structured group exhibition
  • Travel allowance and three nights of lodging
  • International PR work
  • GDG presence on social media and the internet
  • Community events

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