The Design Campus is the think tank and research and development platform of the Kunstgewerbemuseum, which forms part of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Based on four pillars – the museum, the school, the lab, and the network –, the Design Campus is a space where creative practitioners can recalibrate their own positions and become empowered to visualize and implement the many changes, challenges, and uncertainties of the 21st century.
The Design Campus summer program is a “school of utopias”. A visionary design school, its role is to explore complex problems, dream up bold ideas, and collaboratively find new ways of moving forward. The inaugural Summer School of the Design Campus, which was curated by the Heads of School Amelie Klein and Vera Sacchetti, investigated the many connections between design and democracy.