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Raphael Volkmer
– Design Generalist

I am a design generalist and visual communicator particularly interested in design processes and the transformative power of design-led undertakings.

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↓ Projects

7000 Bänke
Questionism – School of Thought
OMI – Open Material Infrastructure
Smell The Kings
Pewter Transmutation
Bolzano Ti Saluta

↓ Interventions

Declaration of Human Rights – From Human to Human
The Black Hole Said:
Democratic Cocktails & Liquid Democracy

↓ Visual communication (selected works)

Social Design Studio Vienna (2017–19)
National Excitement
Shared Walks
Visual identy for Coop. Sophia


Open Value

Open Value is the theoretical part of my design bachelor thesis. It deals with the emerging field of Open Design and traces the value framework associated with its underlying ideas.
It questions how Open Design might contribute to change our crisis-torn western value system by pushing us to set out for an uncertain destination that is often paraphrased by the term 'Open Society'.

Thereby the term 'Open Value' functions as an empty container that gets filled with meanings to describe the leitmotif of my research.

The project that resulted from the theoretical framework is Nu_Volante, the concept of a local street brand that brings together immigrated street vendors, local eco-social manufacturer and young local designers to collaboratively create economical an social added value.