The GEGENWARTSAKADEMIE is a temporary creative lab for social sustainability. Due to what we call »refugee crisis« in Europe this project is dedicated to the question: What can design do for people shelterless, on the run or without resources?

In an applied design research this project tries to identify new issues in cooperation of designers, students, citizens, teachers from Europe and affected people shelterless, on the run or without resources. In the second step of the project the project will work on solutions for these issues by means of design thinking while taking in consideration the cultural and social backgrounds of all stakeholders.

The research lounge of designxport in Hamburg will host the GEGENWARTSAKADEMIE from 19th of May till 23rd of June 2016.

All in all 15 applied researchers will work in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams guided by three teachers not only to develop solutions for affected people but together with affected people by participation.

Results will be presented 23rd of June at desigxport Hamburg, accompanied by short lectures and an open forum to initiate a public discussion.

Sign in now till 24th of April 12:00 p.m. Please send a short CV for application. Via email: Number of participants is limited.

English is as interlanguage required

Detailed information and application: