„schaubau“ is the international summer school that has been taking place in the heart of Dessau the city of Bauhaus since 2018. The design camp is aimed at students, pupils, craftsmen and value creators from all creative disciplines such as design, architecture, fashion and art.

Hello Future

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!


Design Holidays

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.


Blended Intensive Program

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.


Design City

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, Drucken3000 and Projektschmiede Dessau e.V.

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“.


Book Now!

Book here: info@schaubau.de

Workshop fee: 50 Euro

Material and lunch are included in the ticket price.
You pay the participation fee upon arrival at check-in.

All your questions will be answered by our manual

If you have any questions, write to: info@schaubau-dessau.de


schaubau is an international summerschool which takes place once a year in the heart of Dessau – the city of the Bauhaus