ökoRAUSCH Programm


The EDF focuses on designers & sustainability experts from Germany and Cologne’s twin cities of Tel Aviv, Bethlehem, Istanbul & Barcelona. They’ll discuss with you the economic & social relevance of sustainable designs & art: inspiring, stimulating lectures, a discussion panel with international experts as well as workshops on the key issues of “culture & creative economy”, “ecological production” & environmental psychology” await you!


Date MON, 15 May 2017 | Duration 10:00 – 18:00 | Language English | Free entry | Participants must register, registration form below | Register by 12 May 2017 | Location Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln (MAKK )

EDF CGN is presented in cooperation with the city of Cologne. The project is sponsored by the city of Cologne with funding from the twin city programme & by Engagement Global with funding from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Great things await you

In the morning...
there were will be short lectures that will introduce all of the thematic clusters. The first part of the symposium will be rounded off with inspiring expert talks with our contributors, experienced internationally active actors and the head of the specialist team for media and internet economy of the city of Cologne. You can look forward to exciting discussions about the value of international networking, sustainability as an important unique characteristic and the importance of responsible actions in sustainable development.

In the afternoon...
we invite all participants to get involved in one of the three parallel workshops to gain a deeper understanding of the specific topics together with our contributors and international partners:
The cluster “cultural and creative industries” will show how you can gain market access with your own talents and convictions.
In the cluster workshop “Producing ecologically” we will see how we can design products that are sustainable in their entirety. The cluster “environmental psychology” will explore which techniques can be used to strengthen socio-ecologically motivated actions.
The cluster “environmental psychology” explores what motivates people to act sustainably and how this process can be steered and facilitated.

The last part of the programme...
will offer another opportunity to talk have deeper discussions with the international guests: Our partners from Spain, Israel, Turkey and Palestine will take their place at thematic tables where you will have the opportunity to talk to them individually about their work and philosophies regarding sustainable development.