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Ulm School of Design 196

In 1968, the year of the student movement, the Ulm School of Design (HfG) was closed. An ambitious educational project of the early years of the Federal Republic of Germany had come to its close. The Ulm School of Design was a meeting point for people who wanted to begin something new. They dreamed of a life in freedom and with a democratic order. In designing the environment in a rational and good way, they hoped to realize the ideals of the modern spirit. Since 1953, the HfG has developed into an international center in the field of designing industrial products. In 1968 the still young Federal Republic was shaken not only by the students, revolt. For the first time since the beginning of the economic boom after World War II the economic growth stagnated. In addition to that a discussion sprang up about the role of industrial design within modern consumer society. This discussion continues until today. Briefly before its closure the Ulm School of Design debated these ideas itself. 50 years later an exhibition will look at the events on and around the Kuhberg.


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