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SCHOOL PROFILE PROJECTS

A university is characterised by the teaching and the lecturers, the location, the work rooms, the workshops but above all – by the students and their work! What makes a university what it is, is perhaps best shown in the final projects.

With our new format SCHOOL PROFILE PROJECTS, we give participating universities the space to put their own TOP 5 graduate projects in the spotlight. With their project selection, the professors* at the universities show work that is representative of their own university. Especially in times of a pandemic, when annual exhibitions are either not possible at all or only to a limited extent, this can become a digital exhibition that compensates for what is omitted.

During October we will feature the SCHOOL PROFILE PROJECTS on our social media channels and thus focus on successful final projects. These projects are permanently integrated on the GDG profile page of the universities.

INSTAGRAM
UNIVERSITY PROFILES

POSTPONEMENT AWARD CEREMONY

We are currently working flat out to support the ambassadors* in the selection of their sponsors. Digital does not always make everything go faster – unfortunately, for organisational reasons, we have to postpone the digital awards ceremony until 2.11.2020 and ask for your understanding.

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SPECIAL EDITION 2020

Due to Corona, the 2020 analog exhibition will only take place together with the coming year 2021. The decision was made with a heavy heart, but we came to the conclusion that this is the only responsible solution. We hope for your understanding and will inform you about further news. Nevertheless, the exhibitors have already been selected – an overview can be found here.

In 2020, the Institute for Design Research and Appliance (IfDRA), which is part of the German Design Council, will award a young talent prize for design research, the Design Research Award, for the first time.

The young designers award is endowed with a sum of 1,000 euros for the winner, who, after preselection by IfDRA, will now be chosen directly by the design community via public voting. Now you are called upon to cast your vote for the most interesting work!

JULY 2020
JURY UND JURYSITZUNG 2020

In an intensive process, the independent, interdisciplinary jury of experts
selected 45 projects for the German Design Graduates Show
from 154 submitted theses!

STEPHANIE HOBMEIER AWARDED BY HANS SAUER STIFTUNG

Find our more about the statements of Stephanie Hobmeier and Barbara Lersch from Hans Sauer Stiftung.

NIKLAS BÖLL SUPPORTED BY MAGAZIN

Find our more about the statements of Stephan Dornhofer (Managing Director at MAGAZIN) and Niklas Böll.

PODCAST STEFAN DIEZ TALK ON VIMEO
TRAILER STEFAN DIEZ TALK ON VIMEO

During the opening of the first GDG exhibition on 12 October, Stefan Diez will talk about the many faces of his work and projects as well as new design possibilities.

The postproduction of the GDG Design Talks was made possible by the research budget of HBK Saar, edited by Christian Befeldt and Tobias Kirschner from the faculty Media Art & Design.

AMBIENTE TALENTS

Frankfurt am Main

Meet German Design Graduates
7-11 February 2020
Hall 8.0

SUPPORTED GRADUATES

Marie Radke
Shanmei Yao
Jonna Breitenhuber

PODCAST DAMN TALK ON VIMEO

As part of the opening of the first GDG exhibition, the DAMN-Talk took place on 12 October 2019 at the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Berlin.

The moderator Emma Lucek (DAMN MAgazin) spoke with Sophie Lovell (author, editor, curator and consultant in the fields of architecture, design and publishing), Orlando Lovell (Lovell_Studio), Alexander Römer (ConstructLab) and Dr. Sascha Peters (Haute Innovation) about information and communication in design.

The postproduction of the GDG Design Talks was made possible by the research budget of HBK Saar, edited by Christian Befeldt and Tobias Kirschner from the faculty Media Art & Design.

PODCAST DEAR TALK ON VIMEO

In a panel discussion with GDG ambassadors, designers and experts, the GDG culture prize winner and a green card winner, the topics we are dealing with now and topics designers are confronted within the near future were discussed.

Moderator: May-Britt Frank-Grosse (DEAR Magazin)

The postproduction of the GDG Design Talks was made possible by the research budget of HBK Saar, edited by Christian Befeldt and Tobias Kirschner from the faculty Media Art & Design.

N-TV TELEVISION CONTRIBUTION

Sent Tuesday 14.1.2020, 18:35
by Lisa Vieth

MEET & GREET AT IMM

MONDAY 13 JANUARY 2020
4 PM
PASSAGE 2/ 3

The German Design Graduates Initiative was also represented with a stand at the IMM. Looking forward for inspiring conversations – many thanks for passing by!

GDG TALK AT IMM: WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?

MONDAY 13 JANUARY 2020
3 – 3:45 PM
PURE CAMPUS FORUM, HALL 3.1

In the GDG-Talk What do you expect? manufacturers and young design graduates talk about cooperation. What are the mutual hopes and expectations of the cooperation and: What goes well, what goes wrong?

Moderator: Jasmin Jouhar
With: Stephan Dornhofer (Magazin), Nicola Stattmann (Stattmann Neue Möbel), Verena Hutter (Kunsthochschule Kassel, exhibitor GDG stand at IMM), Philipp Hainke (UdK Berlin), Valentin Koller (HS Hannover)

SUPPORTED GRADUATES BY IMM

VERENA HUTTER/ KH KASSEL
LUKAS WINTER/ HBK SAAR
PASSAGE 2/ 3

For the first time, IMM Cologne awarded Greencards to two selected graduates of the German Design Graduates 2019, who will be able to present their work in the environment of young design in Passage 2/3.

Visit the GDG stand of Lukas Winter from HBKsaar and Verena Hutter from Kunsthochschule Kassel at IMM!