9/8/22 – 10/23/22Tour 2022

Design for Democracy is on the road in Frankfurt RheinMain

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Our goal is to work with citizens, students, scientists, architects and designers to advance design ideas for social, urban and cultural developments and thus strengthen the sustainable design of our region. We would like to use the application year 2022 to start the discourse on "Design for Democracy" on different levels, to focus on citizen participation and to incorporate ideas from young people. For this reason, we will be travelling around the entire region for six weeks starting in September with our red workshop van in order to engage in exchange directly on site in the cities and municipalities.

Official opening of the tour in Offenbach

On 8 September 2022, the tour was ceremoniously opened at the Stadthof in Offenbach with drinks and Hessian sandwiches. Speakers: Dr. Felix Schwenke, Mayor of Offenbach; Dr. Ina Hartwig, Head of Department for Culture and Science of the City of Frankfurt am Main; Karin Wolff, Managing Director Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain; Prof. Matthias Wagner K, Director Museum Angewandte Kunst and CEO / Head of Application WDC FRM 2026.

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In the middle of Paulsplatz

What can design contribute to strengthening a democracy under attack? The experts of the German Designer Club discussed the transformative potential of design at the DDC Design Convention in Frankfurt in the spring. Directly in front of the Paulskirche, in the middle of Paulsplatz.

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Central on the Friedensplatz

Numerous Darmstadt institutions in cooperation with the Werkbund Academy with a diverse programme on Friedensplatz.

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On the Schlossplatz in the city centre

In Wiesbaden, a visit by Astrid Wallmann, President of the State Parliament. The Wiesbaden Youth Parliament organises a Superblock Sunday, in conversation with Michael Volkmer.

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On the market square

With students from the Berufsakademie and Foodsharing Hanau. And at the Youth Europe Conference Hey Europe!

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Final stop at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Special project 'Print your opinion!' of the German Design Museum Foundation: pocket print with favourite democracy word. Discussion with Harald Welzer on his book 'Too Late for Pessimism'.

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On the road in the Frankfurt RhineMain Region

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Funded by:

Kulturfonds Frankfurt Rhein Main WDC Tour 2022

Tour-Stops 2022

OffenbachFriedrichsdorfDarmstadtHöchstOestrich-WinkelGeisenheimNeu-IsenburgHanauBad VilbelWiesbadenBad HomburgFrankfurtOberursel (Test)KelkheimHofheimEschborn

Passed stations

09/11 – 09/12



09/13 – 09/15




'Martin makes space' at Darmstadt

Liebfrauenstraße / Lichtenberg Platz, 64289 Darmstadt


09/20 – 09/21



09/22 – 09/23



09/25 – 09/26

Bad Vilbel


09/27 – 09/29



10/06 – 10/07



10/10 – 10/11



Mitwirken Stiftung Deutsches Design Museum

Cooperation with the German Design Museum Foundation during the entire tour through the region: workshops with pupils on the topic of design and democracy.

Mitwirken Uni Vechta

Cooperation with the University of Vechta, Department of Design Education, basics of design education during the entire tour through the region: participatory offers on the topic of design and democracy.