International Open Call
Designing Social Innovation. Designing processes for social change.
beyond bauhaus summer school
Berlin, 19-24 August 2019
How can design change the world? For one week, we will work together with experts from a variety of disciplines to explore what design can do for society.
What can designers contribute to social integration, economic sustainability or effective climate control? How can architects enhance urban environments and also create social equilibrium? How can cultural professionals initiate and effectively shape processes of social transformation? What kinds of tools exist, and what perspectives would these create?
The programme includes:
- Professional input (Design Ethics, Vision & Strategy, Social Entrepreneurship)
- Moderated workshops (Design Thinking)
- Individual coaching
- Exchange with recipients of the international beyond bauhaus competition
- Participation in international "beyond bauhaus" network events
Classes will be in English and German. If required, English translations will be made available.
During the week there will also be the opportunity to receive support in the further development of individual projects.
All participants of the Summer School will receive a certificate of participation from the design akademie berlin, SRH Hochschule für Kommunikation und Design.
The beyond bauhaus Summer School will be staged as part of the presentation of the international design competition beyond bauhaus - prototyping the future, in which circa 1500 designers from 50 countries participated (opening: 16.08.19).
Eligibility & Fee
Applications for participation in the Summer School are open to postgraduate students and practitioners from all countries. Twenty spaces are available, allocated on the basis of professional qualifications and thematic relevance.
Participation fee for the Summer School is 900 Euros, which covers the complete course programme, including materials. Travel, accommodation and meals are not included and must be organised by the participant.
Please send a one-page letter of motivation and a curriculum vitae by 21 June 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Work on individual project ideas during the week is optional, not a condition of participation.