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Design in China: Open evening

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

I’ve just returned from Paris the other day (hey, it was for business purpose! ;-). I’ve spent the nights at a big hotel (chain) where also several airline crews stay while they have to take their downtime. For breakfast I’ve been placed next to a table where some 15 members of China Eastern Airlines had […]

What’s next at Zollverein School …

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Time flies and while Zollverein School’s project at IdeasPark has just closed last weekend some new events at Zollverein School are already knocking at the door.
At the same time the construction of the new Zollverein School building is making a considerable progress. I’m really excited to have a closer look at the impressive building […]

New Zoolverein School Website

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

We have a saying in German which goes like this: “Alles neu macht der Mai” which refers to the effect of springtime (in this case the month of May) where everything in nature is built up fresh and flora is flourishing.
By the same token nature is renewing itself the the domain name of this […]

Please note: New Blog Domain

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Just a quick note today for those reading the Zollverein School Blog via an RSS Reader or might have (kindly) linked to one of our postings.
So from today please note that the Blog URL has changed from “” to the NEW address >>>
Thanks for your kind attention and sorry for the trouble!

Zollverein School at Ideas Park Hannover: Innovation by nature

Friday, May 5th, 2006

The attentive reader of the international press will have noticed that Germany is currently undergoing one of the most wicked structural changes both in society as well as in economics.
While the upcoming soccer world championships can only spend temporary relief many societal stakeholders are currently launching initiatives which are aiming to motivate and communicate […]

Progress of Zollverein School Building

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

Spring has finally arrived here in Germany and I estimate there remain some 3 months until the new Zollverein School building will be opened!
Regular visitors will have noticed the Flickr! bar at the right hand side of this blog showing a selection of visual impressions from Zollverein School and the construction site of the new […]

Interview Prof. Bruder | NextD Journal

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

In one of my recent postings I’ve reported about the growing interest in Zollverein School’s MBA programme. While the whole project and concept of Zollverein School started back in 1999 ever since 2002 the Zollverein areal as a whole has been given an investment of a total of 110 Million Euro by a joint forces […]

Blog Posting Debut | MBA student: Hannes Hofmann

Friday, April 7th, 2006

This week it’s a pleasure to introduce a posting MBA student Hannes Hofmann has submitted some days ago. In some sort of response to an earlier posting of mine here on this blog Hannes shares his recent musings on the meaning and definition of design with us.
I find his views of particular interest since in contrast to students of […]

Blog Posting Debut

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

Isn’t this a nice start for a first time posting by being liked by BusinessWeek’s Innovation & Design Blog edited by Bruce Nussbaum! Thanks go to Bruce Nussbaum for the posting and congratulations to Rolf Mehnert for his blogging debut ;-)

MBA Student Report | Core77: Design 2.0 Conference

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Integration of other editors than myself is gaining momentum here on the Zollverein School Blog ;-)
This week MBA student Rolf Mehnert has sent his first sketch of his conference report from the Design 2.0 conference organised by Core77 and BusinessWeek in New York last week. I’ve simply added some more links, placed a trackbak […]