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The German Design Museum Foundation promotes design as a key component of education and culture, science and industry. Our aim is to raise interdisciplinary design awareness among a wide audience, to stimulate and further develop creativity, to impart knowledge and breathe life into it. Promoting, teaching, collecting, discussing: The work performed by our foundation pursues these goals nationwide by organising workshops, symposia and exhibitions.

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Design Networking Hub

Funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, the German Design Museum Foundation is developing the "Design Networking Hub", a contemporary knowledge and networking platform to support German-Kenyan cooperation projects in the field of design.

The Design Networking Hub is intended to provide all essential information for the implementation of German-Kenyan cooperation projects, which include, for example, recorded lectures, handouts, address and contact pools and best practice examples. Thus, a practice-oriented source of information for the cultural and creative industries of both countries has been established which connects designers / architects / creators from different disciplines and enables them to independently initiate and implement cooperation projects for the German or Kenyan market.

To make the information offered by Hub as user-oriented as possible, a pilot group of five German and five Kenyan young designers / architects will be recruited to work through the entire process of a bilateral cooperation project. The progress of the project will be documented on the website.




In the mid-1950s the German Design Council begins documenting the dynamic as well as continuous development of German industrial design. The result is a valuable operational archive for producers, designers, teachers and students. In order to make pioneers of modern product designs both visible and utilizable for the 21st century on a permanent basis, we are currently digitising the collection.

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Discover Design

Our educational and cultural campaign DISCOVER DESIGN is growing, remains willing to embrace change and promotes new trends. Experts, designers, students and teachers and well-known figures from the world of business and politics all work together.

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