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ecosign

The ecosign is a private and independent academy in Cologne-Ehrenfeld with a focus on sustainable design. We visited the ecosign to talk to Professor Karin-Simone Fuhs to find out more about the development of the academy since it was established in 1994.

Category: Ecological Product and Service Design, Shaping Society, Social Design & Arts, Sustainable design made in NRW / Keyword: , , , / 30. December 2016

Social Urban Design

Nicolas Beucker teaches design at the Hochschule Niederrhein, University of Applied Sciences and pursues the issue of shaping the city as a habitat for society. Here he presents the content of his field of Social Urban Design.

Category: Shaping Society, Social Design & Arts, Sustainable design made in NRW / Keyword: , , , , , , , , / 29. December 2016

KnowMe

KnowMe stands for eco-fair clothing from Münster – for upcycling and recycling of discarded clothes as well as DIY workshops. We visited Noomi in her atelier in Münster.

Category: Ecological Product and Service Design, Sustainable design made in NRW / Keyword: , , , , , , , , / 28. December 2016

MehrWert NRW

Design students at the University of Wuppertal and the Folkwang University of the Arts are participating in the contest “Lebensmittel sind mehr wert”, or “Food is valuable” and are designing sustainable media and product solutions. The project was initiated by the Consumer Direct of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Category: Ecological Product and Service Design, Shaping Society, Sustainable design made in NRW / Keyword: , , , , , / 27. December 2016

Change by Design (or by Disaster)

Ursula Tischner asks the provocative question: Change by design or by disaster? and talks about designers’ opportunities and responsibility with regards to the environment and society.

Category: Shaping Society, Sustainable design made in NRW / Keyword: , , , / 23. December 2016

Recycling Design Prize

The Recycling Design Prize is an open contest that has been organised by the Arbeitskreis RecyclingBörse since 2006/2007. The contest deals with the issues of resource conservation and recycling by way of redesign.

Category: Ecological Product and Service Design, Profiles Design & Art, Sustainable design made in NRW / Keyword: , , , , , , / 22. December 2016

Trinkhallen Schickeria

Lena Schröder is a fashion designer and the founder of the slow fashion label ‘Trinkhallen Schickeria’. She has been putting on the Cologne design market ‘Der Super Markt’ for eight years already and started running the Cologne store ‘Kleiderei’ in May 2016.

Category: Ecological Product and Service Design, Profiles Design & Art, Sustainable design made in NRW / Keyword: , , , / 17. December 2016

Backwood

Martin Weiß builds wooden surfboards for his label Backwood to foster sustainability in surfing. We visited him in his workshop in Aachen.

Category: Ecological Product and Service Design, Sustainable design made in NRW / Keyword: , , , , , / 16. December 2016

wiederverwandt

The Cologne-based planning office wiederverwandt has been offering sustainable and ecologically reasonable room and design concepts since 2011. They work on everything from the renovation of older buildings to organic food service objects, store concepts and individual furniture pieces.

Category: Ecological Product and Service Design, Profiles Design & Art, Sustainable design made in NRW / Keyword: , , , , , , / 15. December 2016