Fire Starters Design School (of Empowerment)

The iF Design Foundation held four hearings on “The Future of Design Education”. One of them took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 23-25 February 2020 and was carried out in cooperation with the Greenside Design Center. 26 participants from eleven countries discussed issues such as the relationship between design and community. In this context,…

Design School for Positive Futures

The idea of a design school for positive futures, whose overarching goal is to initiate radical transformation towards sustainability, emerged during the hearing on the “Future of Design Education”, which took place from 13 to 15 March 2019 in Gmund am Tegernsee (Germany). Ursula Tischner (econcept – Agency for Sustainable Design, Cologne, Germany) was involved…

Publishing Design Education – A Conversation

Dr. Petra Kiedaisch is the publisher of av edition, a specialist publishing house for architecture and design. The White Book on the Future of Design Education. Designing Design Education, edited by the iF Design Foundation, will also be published at av edition this spring. From the beginning, we developed the White Book together with the…

„Less but better“ – Opening Address by Dieter Rams

Prof. em. Dr. h.c. Dieter Rams has written a welcome note on the occasion of the publication of the White Book on the Future of Design Education: Designing Design Education. The icon among German industrial designers talks about the ethics of design, design as a thought process, and about harmony with nature… Design can only…