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 Review


Thomas Baumgärtel has dedicated his current work cycle to CO2 consumption, recycling and other urgent issues of our time. Behind the funny motifs lies a deep and critical dealing of the world in which we live.

Thomas Baumgärtel / Cologne / art

Sea Glass Factory

The “Sea Glass Factory” (the proposal) is an artistic project about the design and creation of a factory. Its purpose is to produce artificial glass (tumbled glass) based on the real form of sea glass (sea glass or beach glass).

Giorgos Gerontides & Post-Spectacular Office / Thessaloniki / art, installation


Come join us in spreading equality! Façade cladding with cable ties and tulle are used as protective covers on construction sites around the world. SOLANGE questions existing power structures and promotes female empowerment.
Image: Florian Biber

Katharina Cibulka / Innsbruck / art, installation

The Bureau for the use of Mistakes and Accidents

We take your mistakes and accidents and turn them into certificates and one of a kinds. Everything is unpredictable and designed to produce aesthetics and knowledge. You are cordially invited to join us.

Hoernemann & Walbrodt / Bonn / art, installation