The special exhibition German Design 1949-1989. Two Countries, One History by the Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden is currently on display (until 20 Feb. 2022) at the Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau. The exhibition was created in collaboration with the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein and with the Wüstenrot Foundation. To mark the exhibition opening, René Spitz hosted the panel discussion Round Table – Continuities and Breaks. Ways of German Design Education.
The video recording is now online.
After reunification, a process began that significantly changed the design schools in the former GDR. What were the lines of tradition after 1990?
In a discussion with Prof. Barbara Schmidt (weißensee kunsthochschule berlin), Prof. Elke Mathiebe (HTW Dresden), Prof. Justus Theinert (Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences), and Prof. Christian Zöllner (Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle), René Spitz, professor at the RFH – University of Applied Science and board member of the iF Design Foundation, examines this question. The iF Design Foundation recently published the widely acclaimed fundamental study Designing Design Education. WhiteBook on the Future of Design Education.