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The Design Campus is a curatorial-driven, interdisciplinary, and future-oriented platform for rethinking the world’s biggest questions through design practices and culture.

Rooted in contemporary global issues, in dialogue with historical and transdisciplinary knowledge, we hope to foster big, idealistic, systemic, utopian thoughts back into design practice, and to rethink the role of decorative and applied arts museums on the way. Our goal is to explore; searching for better ways forward. We want to challenge the way we navigate the world, in all its complexity, charting a new course and a different direction.

The Design Campus is the Think Tank and R+D platform of the Kunstgewerbemuseum as part of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Through its four pillars: the Museum, the School, the Lab, and the Network, the Design Campus will be a space for recalibration and empowerment of creative practitioners to take action on the many changes, challenges and uncertainties of the 21st century.