summaery2017: Projects

Design a sustainable value chain

Project information

submitted by

Aileen Schaare


Sophia Trautmann, Leonie Fischer, Berenike Arbeiter, Juliane Schmidt, Joshua Seckerdieck, Maiella Di Donato, Jakob Kukula, Anja Zachau, Luzie Deubel, Maximilian Kullmann, Anna Fletscher, Daniel Hösl, Wan Chuqiao, Ryan McGoldrick, Kathy Huang, Simona Mancusi, Michael Braun, Leonardo Corvaglia


Gastwiss. Dipl.-Des. Tjeerd Veenhoven

Faculty / Section:
Art and Design

Degree programme:
Product Design (Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)),
Product Design/Substainable Product Cultures (Master of Arts (M.A.))

Type of project presentation



Summer semester 2017

Exhibition Location / Event Location
  • Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 7 - Van-de-Velde-Bau
    (Atelier 002)

Participation in the Bauhaus Essentials and the GRAFE Kreativpreis 2024


Project description online

The current paradigm shift towards a sustainable existence is pushed by innovations in material developments, disrupting digitalisation and radical new production techniques. This paradigm shift has large impact on the field of design and the role of the designers. Design is not just about the aesthetics, or about bringing the form to function anymore. The new young design professional can work anywhere in the value chain, he or she can be involved in the development of raw materials or help design a new brand to tell a sustainable story. They pick up challenges, from designing a social event to improve cohesion in a city neighbourhood to coming up with concepts to re-use waste. When existing companies do not want to invest in their ideas they become entrepreneur themselves to kickstart their sustainable innovation. Things are changing and even though design in itself can not change the world it can be a great tool to make it happen. This semester the students were challenged to design a sustainable intervention on a conventional value chain. Their ideals and views on the future of this world is what drives their creative process resulting in 16 very different, but all inspiring projects.

Exhibition Location / Event Location