international summer school
of design dessau
As designers and part of the last generations who can still do something on this planet (Barrak Obama), we are particularly in demand. Design is not only for toasters and posters, but above all a way of expressing the future.
How do you go into the race? What moves and excites you? Environment, climate, justice, participation? And what does it take? During the workshop week, you will design your personal future symbol and implement it in three different design techniques. You put it on paper as an environmentally friendly risography. You will photograph it as a holographic image in Dessau’s urban space (LED Flashstick) and you will slap it on the wall (Mural).
The stimulating supporting program (Bauhaus!) and fun chefs (vegan/vegetarian) make for a chill summer week in the province. Don’t forget your laptop!
The stimulating supporting program (Bauhaus ...!) and fun chefs (vegan/vegetarian) make for a chill
summer week in the province. Don‘t forget your laptop
and swimming gear!
Inexpensive accommodation is available within a five to ten minute walk from the BüroHallo at Pension Siewert or Pension Nord in Dessau-Nord. Also not far from the BüroHallo, there is the possibility to stay overnight in the historic Bauhaus building.
The event will take place mostly outdoors and in the rooms of the BüroHallo at Ferdinand-von-Schill-Straße 6 in Dessau.
Students who take part in the program via Erasmus+ receive financial support from the sending university for their participation (Erasmus short-term mobility). The funding usually includes a lump sum for the stay and a travel allowance. After successfully participating in the program, you will receive a certificate from us as a "Transcript of Records" with a total of 3 ECTS. Please contact the International Office at your university to find out about the funding conditions and the required Erasmus papers (Learning Agreement and Grant Agreement).
Attention: Students of the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences can take part, but will not receive an Erasmus grant from the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences.
Dessau ranks 3rd in Europe in terms of the number of residents over the age of 65. This makes it a city of the future, where you can already experience today what other cities are still to do. Aging, emigration of young people and the educated class, a lot of vacancies and the resulting inactive city life. The "schaubau summer school" is a contribution to bring more liveliness to the city.
BüroHallo from Dessau and Drucken3000 from Berlin, together with Projektschmiede Dessau e.V., are organizing the „schaubau summer school“.
BüroHallo, thatʼs Alexander Lech, communication designer and design office founder with roots in Anhalt.
50 percent of Drucken3000 is Alexander Branczyk, graphic design techno-dinosaur who fell in love with Dessau so much as a workshop leader at the 2019 „schaubau“ that he has supported the Summer School on principle ever since.
Projektschmiede Dessau e.V. is an active member of the lived democracy network. The association is a non-profit organization and supports „schaubau“.
As designers and part of the last generations who can still do something on this planet (Barrak Obama), we are particularly in demand. Design is not only for toasters and posters, but above all a way of expressing the future. How do you go into the race? What moves and excites you? Environment, climate, justice, participation? And what does it take? During the workshop week, the participants designed their personal future symbol and implement it in three different design techniques. They set it on paper as an environmentally friendly risography. They photographed it as a holographic image in Dessau’s urban space (LED Flashstick) and slaped it on the wall (Mural).
What is our social role as designers? What worldview are we helping to shape? For whom do we design? Are we designers on the side of the future? Do we want to live the way we design? Or was it all just a job in the end? Are you still thinking or are you already moving? In this year‘s Summer School, we‘re looked for your answers and perspectives, crafted messages for the future and challenged ideas for a new tomorrow. And of course pancake! We had print the artworks as posters on the Risoprinter environmentally friendly and presented them in the urban space.
One week in August, eight students from three different nations worked on a joint project in the schaubau summer school in the „VorOrt-Haus“ in Dessau. They weighed up, made new choices and dared to venture out. They researched and designed graphic and typographic comments in order to formulate future perspectives and areas of political possibility in terms of design. Using MiScreen screen printing technology, the results were finally put on paper and truck tarpaulins and exhibited in the urban space.
In 2020 the schaubau summer school was dedicated to the „controversy“. For four days we researched and designed powerful texts and expressive images with the Berlin designer Alexander Branczyk as a formulation of democratic participation on an equal footing. The results were finally put on paper with the risograph.
In 2019 the schaubau summer school was dedicated to the “100 years of Bauhaus” anniversary in terms of typography, technology and fashion. A supporting program ensured a varied and productive summer week with mild nights in Dessau.
The theme of the first schaubau summer school was „schaubau - designers in residence“ and two rooms in the on-site building were dedicated to them. The aim was to design a studio for future designers in residence and an associated area of retreat with sleeping facilities, which can also be understood as a “tiny hostel”. The first schaubau was directed by the architect Van Bo le Mentzel.