In beginning of 2011 Christian held a one day workshop with pupils from the Berggruen Highschool in Berlin. He got support from the UdK students Katharina Bredies, Amelie Hinrichsen and Fynn Freyschmidt to host two 12th grade classes in one big room at the university of the arts Berlin. The kids were invited by their arts teacher to design a radio that only plays one station, the designers favorite station. In the end the radios had to display the characteristics of the owner and his or her favorite station through their material, colour and shape. Tricky task for the youths, but they mastered it all quite well. Two days ago we visited the presentation at their school and were amazed about the quality of the final models.
The final objects had been exhibited at the Berggruen Gymnasium in Charlotteburg a few month later. There were still many influences from this workshop visible in the resulting designs. For us it was an interesting experience to work is that many young pupils that have particularly noe clue on design. Still so many weird ideas on what design is. Hopefull ynow they know a bit better and some of them may decide for studying design.