Call for applications: "beyond bauhaus – prototyping the future"
Germany – Land of Ideas
Above: Courtesy Unsplash and Germany – Land of Ideas.
Above: Courtesy Unsplash and Germany – Land of Ideas.

Application deadline: March 31, 2019

Exhibition: August 16–September 1, presentation by award winners in Berlin
CLB Berlin, Aufbau Haus, Prinzenstrasse 84.2, 10969 Berlin, Germany

Germany – Land of Ideas
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The year 2019 marks the centennial anniversary of the Bauhaus, one of modern Germany's most influential art and design schools. On the occasion of this momentous anniversary, we are holding an international competition for creative professionals to present their designs and visions for a better world.

How will we make our growing cities healthier places to live? How can we ensure quality housing for all? How can we achieve environmentally friendly mobility? How can we reduce the flood of plastic waste? How can we dress comfortably without exploiting others?

The international competition "beyond bauhaus – prototyping the future" will award prizes to twenty groundbreaking design concepts that address relevant social issues and contribute to making our world a healthier, fairer, more sustainable and better place. Projects will be assessed on creative vision, sustainability and potential social impact.

The competition is open to designers and creatives from across the world and seeks prototypes in the development stage as well as pioneering projects already implemented, from all design disciplines: from basic research and materials science to product design, fashion, architecture, urban development, mobility and future technologies (for example: coding software or 3D printing processes).

An international jury will select the 20 winners and they will be invited to Berlin to present their projects exclusively in an exhibition from August 16 to September 1, 2019 as part of 100 years of Bauhaus.
*Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the organiser.

The exhibition venue is the CLB Berlin at Aufbau Haus—a dynamic creative hub in the capital with the design akademie berlin, creative agencies, start-up scene, publishing house, club and much more. The exhibition is accompanied by events including talks, workshops and a summer school. This offers numerous opportunities for professional exchange and networking with Berlin's creative scene.

This competition is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, Lotto Foundation Berlin and SAP SE.

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About the Germany – Land of Ideas initiative
"Germany - Land of Ideas" is an initiative of the German Federal Government and the Federation of German Industries (BDI). Its aim is to enhance Germany’s international visibility and to engage in dialogue with other countries.

February 20, 2019


Germany – Land of Ideas, Berlin