6 December 2013 until 5 January 2014
HFBK Design Award
of the Leinemann-Stiftung für Bildung und Kunst

39 young hopefuls, 12 astonishing design projects, one prize – the design award sponsored by the Leinemann-Stiftung für Bildung und Kunst, worth 4,000 euros, will be awarded for the fourth time on 5th December. On its itinerary around the exhibition in the MKG the jury does not expect to see the presentation of well-crafted products among which they are supposed to choose the most beautiful, however. In fact all twelve of the projects developed at the Hochschule für bildende Künste are inspired by a quite different question: how can design change the world? But the young students were not content to merely think about form: whether it is furniture to sit on made out of recycled throw-away materials such as packing straps or wheelie-bins, open source 3D printing technology to construct environmentally friendly bicycle frames or perhaps the development of a territorial demarcation system for Arctic regions– what we see here are ideas about how to shape the world we live in and social processes. The show also invites visitors to let themselves be infected by the enthusiasm, the curiosity and sheer love of experiment here, so that perhaps afterwards they will find themselves thinking: could I make a contribution to changing society? The nominees for the design award 2013 are: Claire Helen Ehrhardt | Magnus Gburek | Till Ihrig | Marcin Jez | Enzo Mittelberger | Miryam Pippich | Oliver Schau | Simon Schmitz | Studio Design der Lebenswelten Marjetica Potrè | Studio Experimentelles Design Jesko Fezer | Jakob Taranowski | Kathrin Zelger. This exhibition is beng put on in cooperation with the Leinemann-Stiftung für Bildung und Kunst and the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg.

Abb.: Jakob Taranowski, Hängesitzmöbel, Foto: Taranowski | Till Ihrig, Vogelhütte, Foto: Ihrig | Oliver Schau, Tärnö 7 – Klappstuhlinstallation, Foto: Schau