The German state of Hesse has a long tradition of design, with a wealth of companies, institutions and personalities who have made – and continue to make – international design history. Design is an economic factor here, the importance of which is reflected in the activities and success of the creative industries in Hesse.
The German Design Council, based in Frankfurt, is once again exploring current issues in the design sector, where design intersects with production and sales, in a series of events to promote design in Hesse.
This year, the event series is being organised and moderated for the first time by the newly established Institute for Design Research and Appliance (IfDRA) at the German Design Council. Drawing on concrete case studies from the fields of medicine, mobility and digitisation, the event series offers insights into the world of design research. Design research should not be regarded as a self-contained discipline, rather, it can also help to illustrate the value added in terms of the commercial success that companies can generate from design research.
Institute Director Stephan Ott guides visitors through the various events.
As a participant, you have the opportunity to take part directly in discussions on relevant topics and current challenges in design and design research, and to engage in dialogue with protagonists on the Hessian design scene.
Although registration is required, participation in the Design Talks is free of charge.
Whilst the event series is currently scheduled to take place in physical form, further digital formats are being developed in parallel on account of the current situation. We will, of course, keep you informed of all further details and any necessary changes here. Registration for the Design Talks will open approximately three weeks before the event in question.