PROF. DR. RENÉ SPITZ
Professor of Design Research and Communication Management at Rheinische Fachhochschule Cologne (RFH - University of Applied Sciences)
Numerous publications. Research interests: the social responsibility of designers; Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Ulm; fundamentals of design; design theory of the future.
2004-2007: chairman of the advisory board of the International Forum for Design (IFG) Ulm.
Since 2001: curator of international design exhibitions (e.g. Munich, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Cologne, Beijing).
Since 1998: design critic, WDR – Westdeutscher Rundfunk, with more than
more than 380 broadcasted features.
1997: doctorate on the political history of the Ulm School of Design.
Studied communication, German language and literature and history at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and the University of Cologne.
Many projects have received international awards, including the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany, core design award, iF DESIGN AWARD, red dot award, DDC Award and Berliner Type.