Designer in Residence
About the Programm
By initiating a Designer in Residence programme, the archive’s goal is to fulfill the own doubled function as a museum and archive in the rooms of the former school while combining with contemporary research and education in design.
In addition, there’s going to be a theme per residence, which leads to the special potential of the programme: On one hand, international talents at the beginning of their career get the opportunity to work on their own creative and professional profile at a unique place of post-war design history. In that case, the archive’s collection functions as approach and inspiration. On the other hand, it’s not only the task, but also the utmost concern of the archive to bring the cultural heritage of the Ulm School of Design together with contemporary issues and future questions of design. That means imparting the heritage by also questioning it in the face of contemporary subjects of interest. Finally, it seeks to turn the historic place into a platform for active debates.
© HfG-Archiv / Museum Ulm
In autumn 2018 the very first residency took place dedicated to the theme “Gender Design”. After the residence, an exhibition on Gender Design, scheduled for early 2019, will refer to the residencies’ results and aims for open up the discussion to the public.
Next call for tenders
You will find the tender for the year 2020 here.