July 2023

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iF Design Student Award to HfG project "POWERbänk – EV Charging Service

Congratulations to HfG (University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd) master alumni Mario Rieker and Sven Hornburg: Their design project "POWERbänk – EV Charging Service", created in the second semester of the master program Strategic Design, was awarded the "iF Design Student Award 2023" in the category "Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure". For their master's thesis "muvit", the two HfG alumni also received the university award of the Sparkassenstiftung Ostalb in May 2023.

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Paula Straus: The Rediscovery of the Industrial and Jewelry Designer with Roots in Schwäbisch Gmünd

On Wednesday, June 28, 2023, University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd (HfG) invited interested visitors to a lecture on the life and work of the industrial designer Paula Straus. Paula Straus, born in Stuttgart in 1894, completed her training in Schwäbisch Gmünd. In 1943, she was murdered by the Nazis in the Auschwitz concentration camp. A current exhibition in Stuttgart was the occasion for the rediscovery of an important designer with local roots.