The Folkwang Hochschule is the central place for artistic training in music, theatre, dance, design and academic studies. In line with the Folkwang idea of the cross-disciplinary interaction of the arts, a multitude of different art forms and disciplines have been united under one roof here since 1927. Folkwangers from the photography, communication design and industrial design programs have been re-included as of 2007. Today there are Folkwang sites in Essen, Duisburg, Bochum and Dortmund. For more than 80 years the name Folkwang has stood for outstanding artistic teaching, learning and production – and it has long since become a cultural brand name, far beyond national borders.
CAROLIN SCHREIBER "It is not only the fact that two of our students are among the winners of this perfectly organized award that makes our cooperation with Bayer Material Science worth while. Our students embarked on this highly competitive project, inspired by a brilliant kick-off meeting, discussing ideas with highly competitive sponsors. At all times we felt the desire for novel, futuristic concepts with no restrictions on thinking freely. We really appreciated a great and creative time. Hopefully the Folkwang Hochschule will rerun again, in the next VisionWorks Award!"