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

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

Freiraum Platform’s Mobile Stage

Freiraum’s Mobile Stage is a tool that activates communities and (public) spaces, providing a common ground for participatory performative interventions. It is designed to be used by experts and non-experts, communities, artists, performers, institutions.
Image: Angelos Tsompanidis

In partnership with Goethe-Institut and ArtBOX / Thessaloniki / social design


The “moorwerk” project represents traditional, 19th century northern German moorland culture. The result is the interplay between old forms of craftsmanship and contemporary design using a newly developed material.

moorwerk / Frankenberg / product design, social design


Carelessly discarded cigarette butts have serious consequences for our environment. Three students at the University of Applied Sciences Rheinische Fachhochschule Cologne, Lena Pietsch, Lina Knoche und Susanne Weiskopf, have developed a solution for this problem: Nicobin.

Susanne Weiskopf, Lina Knoche, Lena Pietsch / Cologne / product design, social design, study project

Viome Cooperative – Presentation of self-managed

The factory of VIOME was occupied by the workers after the managers deserted the company in 2011 in the midst of the economic crisis in Greece. Today, we self-manage a workers’ run cooperative and produce natural and eco-friendly cleaning products and soaps.
Image: George Kogias

Viome Cooperative / Thessaloniki / social design

We Are Strong

Kölnberg, Cologne: Nearly 4,000 residents from over 40 countries call Kölnberg home. Kölnberg is a skyscraper complex in Cologne’s Meschenich district. In the media, Kölnberg is often referred to as a parallel world; a world in which 300 children live.

Schule IM Süden in Kooperation mit ecosign und vielen anderen / Cologne / social design