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Design for Democracy

Design for Democracy

Atmospheres for a better life, Reader

Edited by Matthias Wagner K
Edited by Anna Scheuermann
Assisted by Jonas Deuter
Assisted by Max Pietro Hoffmann


Publishing 13th Jan 2025
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    • Reader for World Design Capital 2026
    • With 10 entries on the most important spheres of activity
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    With the theme Design for Democracy. Atmospheres for a better life, Frankfurt RheinMain holds the title of World Design Capital® 2026. Our motto “Let us design how we want to live” is an invitation to actively participate in shaping our living spaces and our democracy. Design has the power to shape collective processes, develop inclusive solutions and bring about social change. Ten guest authors address the ten fields of action of “Design for Democracy”: Construction & Housing, Consumption, Culture & Media, Education, Health, Industry, Mobility, Public Space, Sport, Work.

    Text in English and German.

    About the Author

    Matthias Wagner K is one of the outstanding German-speaking representatives in the fields of design mediation and design curating. After many years of successful freelance work as an exhibition organiser, biennial director, art and design curator, editor and author, he has been director of Frankfurt’s Museum Angewandte Kunst since 2012. Wagner K has been teaching design curating at the HfG Offenbach since 2015/16 as part of a teaching assignment, and since June 2018 he has been an honorary professor in the Design Curating and Criticism theory programme. Anna Scheuermann is Chief Programme Officer of the World Design Capital 2026.

    Avedition Gmbh
    Publish date
    13th Jan 2025
    Paperback / softback
    World excluding Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, Maldives and the Far East (except Japan)
    200 mm x 130 mm
    300 Pages
    100 color
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