Wed 09. August 2023, 18:00 – Sun 08. October 2023, 20:00

Schmutzige Ecke prologue exhibition

  • A.K.T; in Pforzheim

    A.K.T; in PforzheimTheaterstraße 2175175PforzheimBaden-WürttembergDeutschland

Join the official opening on Wednesday August 9, at 6pm

In preparation for ORNAMENTA 2024, a new generation of designers is working on recontextualizing regional industries and companies based in the Northern Black Forest. As part of next year's curated programme, they will present fresh (unsolicited) proposals for these companies through spatial experiences, product presentations, research projects, and other formats. Visitors will experience how regional know-how offers a fertile ground for new ideas, brought to life by innovative makers from the local region, Germany, and beyond.

On the second floor of the A.K.T; tower works from three design studios are showcased in installations resembling fair stands. These stands present imaginative explorations of potential new divisions within three regional companies. Designers Henriette Waal, Studio Basse Stittgen, and Studio ThusThat, all part of the thematic neighborhood Schmutzige Ecke, contribute to our understanding by engaging in activities such as exposing physical labor, working with industrial waste, and shedding light on uncomfortable truths.

Opening: August 9, 2023 at 6pm

August 11 - October 8, 2023
Fri. - Sun.
10am - 8pm

Schmutzige Ecke

Henriette Waal presenting project 'Mining Water – Mien Blééch', Projektraum A.K.T; Pforzheim

Copper Slag - raw material from project 'This is Copper' by Studio ThusThat, projectspace A.K.T; Pforzheim

Designer Basse Stittgen presenting the series 'Blood Related' at project space A.K.T; Pforzheim

Opening of Schmutzige Ecke prologue exhibition at project space, A.K.T; Pforzheim





  • Basse Stittgen


  • Henriette Waal


  • Studio ThusThat