to the opening ceremony of the Future Design Embassy at the Folkwang University of the Arts!
The Folkwang University of the Arts (NRW Germany) and the Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT (NY USA) open EMBASSIES FOR DESIGN PERSPECTIVES as places for transfer, research, experimentation and exchange of diverse positions. Both Universities select student ambassadors who are going to visit congresses and lead design workshops in each other‘s countries on the topic "Backtracking Modern Times. Are the ideas of Modernism sufficient to solve 21st Century problems?“
In doing so, the student ambassadors acquire skills for future design activities in an international context. They publish their results in a travel logbook, in open access and print media, as well as expand the network of EMBASSIES FOR DESIGN PERSPECTIVES.
The Folkwang Future Design Embassy consists of Prof. Marion Digel, the initiator and director of the project FUTURE DESIGN PERSPECTIVES, designer and lecturer at the Industrial Design faculty, Sebastian Goldschmidtböing and Art- and Design Studies Master Student Karen Druebert. Industrial Design Master student Celina Kroder and Art- and Design Studies Master student Alina Rogge are the first Folkwang Ambassadors.
Each campus has an embassy office, where the embassy team can properly prepare the workshops, revise the results, research and document their activities and receive guests interested in the program for coffee and exchange.
The entire Folkwang Embassy Team is pleased to invite you to the grand opening of the Folkwang Future Design Embassy on October 19th, 15.00 at Quartier Nord, Room 1.28.
We would be happy to see you there!
Alina, Celina, Karen, Marion and Sebastian – The Embassy Team