A Design Campus at Pillnitz Palace and Park: When a Museum Becomes a School

Almost 150 years after its founding, with the Design Campus, the Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden (Dresden Museum of Applied Arts) is reverting to its roots as an educational institution. At that time a reaction to the upheavals of industrialization, the founding concept is now being recalibrated for the 21st century against the backdrop of societal transformation through…

Rethinking Design Education – From the Students’ Perspective

The book perMa – Prototyp* einer neuen Lernkultur by Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau Department of Design (Celeste Meisel, Hannes Wilke, Mathilde Scholz, Melanie Scheer, Stella Kornfeld), published by Prof. Dr. Michael Hohl, with a foreword by Prof. Dr. June Park, rethinks design education – from the students’ perspective. *Proto|type: provisional product that makes…

Annette Diefenthaler appointed to the board of the iF Design Foundation

Designer Annette Diefenthaler of San Francisco, California, has been appointed to the board of the iF Design Foundation in Hannover, Germany, with effect from 1 June 2021. As senior portfolio director at IDEO, a design firm, Diefenthaler is passionate about applying human-centered design to systemic challenges in education. Her work focuses on the design of…