The world and design as a discipline, its tasks and responsibilities, are constantly changing. Young talents who want to actively shape this change with attitude and innovative ideas must recognize developments and opportunities early on with an alert eye and bring relevant concepts into the world at the right time with appropriate means.
With diverse perspectives and broad-based expertise, this year’s high-caliber, nine-member GDG jury of experts will use a multi-stage process to select around 45 exhibits for the GDG Exhibition at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, as well as the four winners for the GDG Awards, who have the potential to do just that – shape change.
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.
Institute for Design Research and Appliance (IfDRA)
Dr. Andrea Augsten
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Photos of the jury session: Christof Jakob