Grantler’s Cor­ner: Research […] Design

Pan­el discussion
9. March 2021

Do we need a New School of Design? Dis­cus­sion about the cur­rent debate on design edu­ca­tion and the role of design as a sci­en­tif­ic discipline.

The Bavar­i­an State Min­istry of Sci­ence has ini­ti­at­ed a com­pre­hen­sive amend­ment to the High­er Edu­ca­tion Act, which calls for uni­ver­si­ties to devel­op new teach­ing and research struc­tures of their own to allow for greater flex­i­bil­i­ty as well as more excel­lence. In response, the Bavar­i­an design fac­ul­ties have draft­ed a state­ment to ensure the future of design edu­ca­tion. Togeth­er with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties, busi­ness, sci­ence, pol­i­tics and research, this year’s Grantler’s Cor­ner is address­ing the cur­rent debate on design edu­ca­tion and design research.

2014 ini­ti­at­ed Sarah Dorken­wald and Hannes Gumpp the “Grantler’s Cor­ner” as an infor­mal dis­cus­sion forum. The name is derived from “granteln”, Bavar­i­an for grouch­ing, and the demo­c­ra­t­ic speaker’s corner.

The event is spon­sored by bay­ern design and the Bavar­i­an State Min­istry of Eco­nom­ic Affairs, Region­al Devel­op­ment and Energy.