GDG Exhibition 2023

GDG Exhibition 23

01.09 – 08.10.2023

Exhibition, Awards and Talks at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

Outstanding graduation projects from the fields of product and industrial design, created by graduates of the most renowned German art and design colleges, will be presented from September 1 to October 8, 2023 by the German Design Graduates initiative and its sponsor, the German Design Council, in cooperation with the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg.
Approximately 45 works will present perspectives on pressing questions and current challenges at the intersection of culture, society, research, technology, and sustainability during the exhibition.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a discursive programme in the museum space. Graduates and experts in the field will discuss the future of design and perspectives for young talents during presentations, workshops, and talks.

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G) is one of the foremost institutions for design in Germany. The museum regards itself as an institution for discourse and considers the designing of our world as one of the most significant issues of our time.

© Henning Rogge

Program GDG 2023 @ MK&G Hamburg

31 August

Opening Exhibition & Award Ceremony

1 September

Design Talks

6 – 8 OCTober

Workshops initiated and led by graduates @ Freiraum

Exhibition Location

Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe Hamburg
Duration: 01 September – 08 October 2023

Opening Hours


Tuesday – Sunday
10 am – 6 pm

10 am – 9 pm

Foto: MK&G Hamburg

Jury Awards & EXhibition

The jury’s selection is characterized by a wide range of topics as well as differentiated design attitudes. The selected projects respond intelligently and in a forward-looking way to challenges at the intersection of culture, society, research, technology and sustainability. On the day before the opening of the exhibition, four award winners will be selected from among the exhibitors in a jury round, who will particularly impress the jurors with their outstanding work.

The graduation projects will be evaluated with individual weighting in the areas of innovation & impact, design & construction, and presentation & communication. In addition, specific selection criteria are added that relate to Sustainability & Circular Thinking, Society & Community, and Research & Transfer.

More information on the jury & the selection process

© Christof Jakob


Research & Transfer

(non-) local lab
Beatriz Oria Lombardía

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Vaporated Time
Jonathan Hase

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle

Jiawen Yao

Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee

Kim Cordes

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle

From the Ashes
Sulamith Gutwein

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle

Design & Therapy
Florentine Voigt & Gesa Janßen

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle

Katharina Mludek

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle

Changing Forest
Leonie Zebe

Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar

fleeting fragments
Constanze Chrosch

Hochschule Düsseldorf

Supportive Learning About Cardiogenesis Using Virtual Reality
Marie Hutabarat

Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal

Founding an Interspecies Design Studio
Esther Kaya Stögerer & Jannis Kempkens

Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin

Skin and Bones
Hao Du

Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin

Making Something from Some Things
Lizzy Ellbrück

Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe

Society & Community

Nikolaus Hößle

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle

Anna Unterstab

Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg

Jan Colomer López

Universität der Künste Berlin

Kitchen Chaos   
Amanda Püschel

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle

Children’s Rights and 10210 Good Things
Sabeth Niemann

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle

Carl Vollmer

Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen

Insa Decker

Hochschule Darmstadt

Konstantin Goertz

Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim

Julia Ribic & Jan Wagemann

Kunsthochschule Kassel

Robin Weidner

Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach

“How political are the police?”
Anna Schneider

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden

Julius Abromeit

Kunsthochschule Kassel

Design Talks

Friday, 1 September 2023, 3-6 p.m.

© Jakob Börner

15–16 Uhr After the Product Designer, the Social, the Critical and Speculative Designer. Now the Bioregional Design Practice?“

A lecture in English by Jan Boelen on aspects of his multi-faceted career and the interdisciplinary design and research laboratory “Atelier LUMA” in Arles, where he is artistic director.

16–17 Uhr Der Anfang der Zukunft

Impulse lectures with selected designers from the exhibition “Dare to Design” about their projects and what has become or not become or could still become of them.

17–18 Uhr brand.eins Talk

A talk with Susanne Schäfer (editor of brand eins) and Berlin-based Designers Anna Koppmann and Marie Radke.

Registration and further information on the talks

Important information

Photographs and film footage taken at events on behalf of the German Design Council will be used by the German Design Council exclusively for documentation, reporting and advertising purposes. By registering, the applicant agrees to this use. This consent can be revoked informally at any time (e.g. by e-mail to the address or in writing to the German Design Council).

The German Design Council reserves the right to cancel the event shortly before it takes place. If the event cannot take place or cannot take place in full as a result of force majeure, this shall not give rise to any claims on the part of the applicant.

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