Design Programme

Wed, May 25 – Fri, May 27

FORUM Volkshochschule at Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum

Opening hours:
Wed and Thu 3 – 8 p.m.
Fri 3 – 11 p.m.

Design exhibition

On individual exhibition islands seven contributions from the area of design are shown which make one thing clear: design also means research. The presented graduation works range from social over psychological to scientific field research.

Contributions by:

Agustina Andreoletti, KISD 2015
Simone Fahrenhorst, KISD 2015
Noelle Gangloff, KISD 2015
Elisa Metz, KISD 2015
Julia Schümann, KISD 2015
Anna Shapiro, KISD 2015
Carla Zimmermann, KISD 2014


Wed, May 25, 7:30 p.m.

Panel // “Design at new talents – a review”

The panel of former participants reviews the individual careers since having been part of the biennial. Did the way lead into freelancing or to full time em- ployment? What does the professional routine look like? 


Lena Hirche (new talents 2008)
Andreas Gruyter (new talents 2010)
Adam Wallat (new talents 2012)
Thyl Junker (new talents 2010)

Fri, May 27, 7:30 p.m. (Long Day of New Talents)

Panel // “Unicum instead of uniform? New Talents) Consumer goods in times of their technical individualization.”


The designer of the future is commissioned by the consumer and designs the individual product after their criteria and requirements. The industrial producer will make way for the custom-made unique item and the designer now longer design via the industrial detour. Unicum instead if uniform thus?


Alexander Speckmann freelance engineer / technical business consultant / RFH lecturer
Markus Krauss freelance industry designer / HAWK lecturer
Bianca Seidel Yellow Sparkling (CEO) / business consultant / design consultant
Claudia Jericho CREATIVE.NRW (head of Cologne branch)