ökoRAUSCH Festival for Design & Sustainability 28.08.–24.09.2020 at the MAKK

See it RAUSCH!

The exhibition is the heart of the ökoRAUSCH Festival. This will be our second time at the MAKK, and this time for a whole four weeks. It will be a 250 square metre presentation of high-quality, sustainable products, innovative design concepts and contemporary art. Be it intelligent, provocative, brave, unconventional, playful or trendy, the featured artists and creative entrepreneurs will show the diversity and the current developments of a growing scene that takes sustainability into consideration from the ground up.

+++ Admission to the exhibition is free of charge +++

ökoRAUSCH will of course be following the Coronavirus health and safety regulations. Please note the requirements for visiting the design and art exhibition as well as the learning exhibition of our co-organisers Stadt Land Welt:

Please wear a mask/face covering (covering both mouth and nose) at all times and maintain suggested physical distance between you and other visitors. Thank you in advance for your cooperation! And please be sure to visit our website before your visit to the Festival as we reserve the right to make changes to our concept due to the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the Coronavirus there is also a limit to the number of people who are allowed to be in the MAKK at one time. That’s why you can get your ticket here to guarantee your entrance to the exhibition – no lines, no waiting.

MAKK Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln Logo

The MAKK is located directly in the heart of the city of Cologne:
An der Rechtschule, 50667 Cologne
Closest tram stop: Hauptbahnhof (Main train station)

Design made in NRW

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) has taken the leading role as the home to creative industries and sustainable design. This role is reflected in the ökoRAUSCH exhibition as it highlights the growing diversity of this particular part of the industry! The entire exhibition has been funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy of NRW.

Exhibitors 2020

A Preview

(B)pack – biogas backpack

(B)energy is a true social business that helps people to access a cleaner, more innovative and ecologically friendly resource to use for cooking. The biogas backpack makes biogas easy to transport and therefore marketable and independent of any development aid.

(B)energy / Neuhäusel / product design

3D printed products using biological resources

We develop one of a kind 3D printed products using biological resources. We will be presenting our current, minimalistic lamps made of coconuts and avocado pits, all of which were digitally conceptualised and produced in our factory in Dortmund.

PERSEA DESIGN / Dortmund / product design, upcycling

3D Printing & Repairs – “Reparieren verbindet”

The mountain of household devices that end up at the landfill is ever growing. For many devices there just simply aren’t any replacement parts. With 3D printing, users can print their own parts and integrate them into devices that are otherwise intact.
Image: Astrid Lorenzen

Verbund Offener Werkstätten / Cologne / service design

Alerta.0 – Solar Cooker

Alerta.0 is the winner of a joint call launched by ökoRAUSCH and Collectif créatif Tunis to encourage creative eco-design solutions in Tunisia. More info can be found at our website.

Amine Bounouh (Eco'Logic winner Project) / Tunis / product design, social design

Box “UNBOXING – Tell me your (hi)stories” the GRIMM WORLD Kassel

Multimedia material that have been developed based on the fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm for the integration programme “Erzähl mir Deine Geschichte/n” (or “Tell me your (hi)stories”) of the GRIMMWELT Kassel. The material aims to foster the participants’ curiosity and collective creativity.
Image: Nikolaus Frank

GRIMMWELT Kassel / Kassel / grimmwelt.de

Catalonia Ecodesign Award

The Award recognises products on the market or under development that are designed, made or built in Catalonia which incorporate design aspects to improve their environmental behaviour over the lifecycle and contribute to the circular economy.

Government of Catalonia - Department of Territorial Affairs & Sustainability / Barcelona / product design


Flaÿou is dedicated to experimenting with ecological materials, new composites, the renewed use of materials known for decades and the adapted use of materials. Chich-bich is a collection set of three board games: Chess, Backgammon and Checkers.

Flaÿou / Tunis / product design

ecosign / pius

Pappen-Heimer (Pappe=cardboard; Heim=home) is a Cologne-based start-up that develops clever and sustainable cardboard cases for the popular minicomputer Raspberry Pi. The first model was developed as a university project in 2018.

Jonathan Pohlke / Cologne / study project

ecosign / Zukunftsmenschen

Traditional passive people, conservative upper class, young adaptive pragmatists – In German academic writing, important issues and content are often written in an inaccessible way. “Zukunftsmenschen”, which means “future people”, makes research on social milieus more tangible and more valuable.


Anne Stürmer / Cologne / animation design