Museumsausstellung & Awards 2024

Dare to design

31.08.2024 – 05.01.2025

Ausstellung, Awards und Talks im Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main

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 August 31, 2024 September 22 to January 5, 2025 by the German Design Graduates initiative and its sponsor, the German Design Council, in cooperation with the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt am Main.
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 Angewandte Kunst

The Museum of Applied Arts in Frankfurt am Main is among the most esteemed and prominent museums of its kind internationally. It is dedicated to applied arts, design, fashion, book art, graphics, and architecture, as well as lifestyles and performance. With its changing exhibitions, it focuses on the perception of societal trends and developments. Since its reopening in 2013 under the direction of Prof. Matthias Wagner K, the Museum of Applied Arts sees itself as a space of possibilities – as a place for sensory realms of thought and experience, for conversations, and critical discussions.

ProgrammE GDG 2024 @ Museum Angewandte Kunst

August 30

Talks, Opening Exhibition & Award Ceremony

Duration: 31/08/2024 – 05/01/2025

Duration of the exhibition

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Exhibition location

Museum Angewandte Kunst
Frankfurt am Main
Duration: 31/08/2024 – 05/01/2025

Opening hours


Tuesay, Thursday – Sunday
10 am – 6 pm

10 am – 8 pm

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

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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