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28. September 2023 — Sehen / Video

Poolpropaganda in Wermsdorf

The swimming pool is a place of community. Based on the idea that society gathers here in all its diversity, the SKD's Outreach and Society Department had an outdoor pool built next to the hunting lodge in Wermsdorf for the last weeks of the school holidays.

14. August 2023 — Read / Article

Palais garden #2 - Aphids, ants and ladybirds

If you happened to sit under the hop-draped pergola in the garden of the Japanisches Palais in May or June, you may well have been surprised by how sticky the leaves were. If you looked more closely, you will have spotted hundreds of minute black insects clinging to the plant stems or the undersides of the leaves: aphids.

11. August 2023 — Watch / Conversation (6:57 Minutes)

MeissenLab #4: Artists

As well as upholding traditions, high priority was given to emerging contemporary artistic trends, which are the focus of Part 4 of our MeissenLab. Workers from the manufactory, many selected from among the existing staff, studied at established GDR art academies with the aim of creating artistically sophisticated porcelain both for domestic sale and for export.

09. August 2023 — Read / Article

Design Campus 2023: Becoming Plant

This year, the Design Campus at the Kunstgewerbemuseum is all about plants. In their opening lecture for the Design School, design duo d-o-t-s, who also curated the exhibition Plant Fever, call for a rethinking of the relationship between humans and plants. d-o-t-s on the invention of the salt shaker and rooting robots.

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