After a very successful application phase, the German Design Museum Foundation has selected ten young designers and architects from Germany and Kenya for the Design Networking Hub project funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.
"The overall quality level of the applications was very high, so it was not easy for us jury members to select the final ten. We are all more than happy with our decisions and are very much looking forward to working with such a well-balanced and great team of young architects and designers from a wide range of disciplines," said Julia Kostial, Managing Director of the German Design Museum Foundation.
When selecting the architects, product and communication designers, the German Design Museum Foundation and its partners focused on young people who see their benefit from this project primarily in the establishment of a long-term cooperation platform. The candidates are supported by first-class mentors to build an exceptional network for future bilateral cooperation.
As a practice-oriented knowledge and networking platform for the cultural and creative industries, the Design Networking Hub will provide all essential information for the implementation of German-Kenyan / international cooperative projects which include, for example, recorded lectures, handouts, videos, address and contact pools and examples of best practice.
During a project phase of about one year, the pilot group will go through the entire process of a bilateral cooperative project in small teams. The aim is to create new and joint product or business ideas or develop non-profit concepts in the areas of mobility, housing and digitalisation.
The course of the project will be documented in detail on this website. In this way, a large digital fund of knowledge will have been created by the end of 2022 which should motivate and enable more creative people to successfully work together on joint projects.
A detailed overview of the selected participants can be found in the form of profiles on our website.