ökoRAUSCH Festival für Design & Nachhaltigkeit vom 28.08.–24.09.2020 im MAKK


Welcome to the creative side of sustainability!

We from the ökoRAUSCH Think Tank for Design & Sustainability offer you a lot of input on our site: Whether innovative exhibitors, interesting workshops or fresh knowledge transfer in our blog – it’s all about ideas and concepts for the change towards a resource-oriented and responsible society!

The next ökoRAUSCH Festival for Design & Sustainability will again take place at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln (MAKK), so make sure to save the date for 2020 in your calendar, because it’s worth it: Our exhibition will be on display at the MAKK for a sensational 4 weeks – from August 28th to September 24th, 2020!

As a foretaste for the coming festival season, we’ll be publishing news and interesting facts about the festival: Who will be the first exhibitors to take part this year? What are the main themes we will be focusing on? And what will be presented as part of our international exchange with partner cities of the City of Cologne? Keep yourself updated on our blog and on our social media channels Facebook and Twitter.

We look forward to welcoming you online!

Festival Catalogue 2017

Katalog des ökoRAUSCH Festivals 2017
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You can already mark the date of this year’s festival in your calendar, because it’s worth it: Our exhibition will be on display for a sensational 4 weeks at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln (MAKK)from August 28th to September 24th, 2020! As heart of the festival, we will present innovative, sustainable products, concepts and projects from all design disciplines and positions of contemporary art in the field of tension between man and nature.

Eco Design Forum


Focus of interest of the ECO DESIGN FORUM (EDF) international are the stories of designers all over the world who explore green ideas and develop sustainable products. Designers, artists, creative thinkers and cultural protagonists are meeting up with sustainability experts to exchange thoughts and to learn from each other.

ökoRAUSCH Blog – Profiles


The presented designers and artists are distinguished by their quality and originality. The focus here is on the heads and the philosophy behind the products and works: What distinguishes designers who are committed to sustainability? What motivates them especially? Stay inspired!

Neuste Beiträge

Getting to know Raute Film

The duo behind Raute Film produces sustainable films! In their guest article, they explain what that means.

Category: Festival 2020 / Keyword: , , , / 24. April 2020

ökoRAUSCH goes Tunis III

Joyful Design! That’s what the Tunisian design label flaÿou calls their refreshing approach reflected in their products. In 2019 we met the founders Hella El Khiari and Thomas Egoumenides in Tunis and were lucky to get a closer look into their studio…

Category: Festival 2020, ökoRAUSCH goes international / Keyword: , , , , , / 31. March 2020

ökoRAUSCH goes Tunis II

The Collectif Creatif from Tunis boasts creative projects centered on reviving the Medina, from an international light arts festival over educating youth as tourist guides to urban gardening projects.

Category: Festival 2020, ökoRAUSCH goes international / Keyword: , , , / 20. March 2020

GIZ – Gender Equality via App

Gender equality by 2030 – that’s the goal defined by SDG number 5. Learn how to take action with the new „NachhaltICH“ app by the GIZ.

Category: Festival 2020 / Keyword: , , , , / 8. March 2020

iphiGenia Gender Design Award

With the iphiGenia Gender Design Award, the International Gender Design Network e.V. (iGDN) presents awards to the best gender-sensitive companies, initiatives and products every year.

Category: Festival 2020 / Keyword: , , , , , / 27. February 2020

Thomas Baumgärtel

The Cologne-based artist Thomas Baumgärtel made a name for himself in the art world with the pseudonym “The banana sprayer”. In our interview he talks about connecting art and sustainability.

Category: Festival 2020 / Keyword: , / 31. January 2020