Fuenfwerken board members at the 2009 Städl 
Summer Academy

Occupational orientation at the museum for students aged 14 years and up  was the theme of the third Summer Academy (August 17 – 21). In that  framework, Fuenfwerken board members Holger Schmidhuber and Rolf  Mehnert spoke to and answered the questions of 150 youth at the  Liebieghaus in Frankfurt. Along with Christine Maurer from the Vespenstich  motor scooter service shop and under the moderation of Michael Kraft  from the YOU FM radio station, they gave information about their  education, career, and work in the field of design.

The goal of the Summer Academy – which is a project co-sponsored by the Städel Museum, the Frankfurt Schirn Kunsthalle, and the Liebighaus  Skulpturensammlung – was to support young people as they struggle with  occupational orientation and to provide them with a platform that supports  them at an early stage as they recognize and develop their interests and personal resources making it easier to choose and find a fitting  apprenticeship or course of study.

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Exhibition: COURAGE - an art project
Opening Monday, February 9th, 2009 in the Deichtorhalle starting at 6pm.

Dr. Robert Fleck, Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Corinna Lampadius, Werte Erleben e.V.
Rolf Mehnert, gestaltBildung e.V.
Mattias Quaritsch, Hamburg Airport
Teachers and students of the art groups

Press conference at 11am.
Admission to the exhibit is free.

EXHIBTION from February 10. – 16.2009
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The art project COURAGE exists to foster creativity in young people. 
It seeks to encourage them to explore the value of »courage« as well as other broad creative questions.

Students benefitted from an extensive program over the past five months.
Lectures by an architect, an animator and illustrator,
a design agency and a Manga graphic artist provided a behind-the-scenes glimpse of creative workplaces. 
Trips to visit an advertising agency, theater and film-workshops and various exhibitions rounded out the picture.

Intense weekend workshops resulted in 20 art projects that tackled the concept »courage«. 
Following the grand opening on February 9th, 
the pieces will be on display until February 16th 2009 in the main Deichtorhalle. 
From March 1st until April 13th 2009 they will be on view in the main church, the Hauptkirche St. Katharinen.
gestaltBildung goes New York
gestaltBildung creates „courage„ in Hamburg
In collaboration with the Atlantic Forum and the Deichtorhallen exhibition space in Hamburg, the organization gestaltBildung has launched a project entitled „courage„. 110 students from 13 schools in Hamburg participated in the opening event, accompanied by parents and teachers. The group was greeted by Dr. Robert Fleck, the head of Deichtorhallen.

Fleck, a historian by trade who switched gears when he entered the „art business„, elaborated on the importance of self confidence and courage for creativity. The declared goal of „courage„ is to foster these personality traits and creativity itself as well as to convey the basics of design.

„unruled„ recognized in New York
The sketchbook „unruled„ was recognized for design excellence by the Type Directors Club in New York in the category „book jackets„. The TDC is an international association founded in 1946. Its goal is to advance the quality of typography � and by extension graphic design.

You can find out more about „unruled„ here. The sketchbook is distributed as part of the „gestaltBildung„ initiative, which was recognized in its own right with an iF Award last year.
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