2014 — Present
Intention With Us

“intentionwithus” — “.iwu” for short — grew out of the desire to work on existing projects with a social and ecological focus beyond the University and to be able to initiate new projects.

Because we, Robin Weidner and I, the initiators of .iwu, admire the Ulm School of Design, have learned more deeply about the people and ideas. We rediscovered the quotation of Tomás Maldonado that has often inspired us in the achievement of our aims:

“Partnership, whose members share the same intention: to give the human environment structure and content.”

 Tomás Maldonado

We want to create new areas of operation and to work for the general good without collective egoism. We want to help to develop a feeling of moral responsibility that we as designers need. The well-known design philosopher Victor Papanek has already expressed these ideas, and in the past discovered many problems that are all too pertinent today.

A small group of students at the HfG were enthusiastic about our plans to start such a collective platform and joined forces with us. The mixture of pending projects, very committed students and knowledge of similar sentiments being expressed in earlier times, encouraged us to go ahead and found “intention with us”.

The name, whilst not quite grammatically correct, gives us both structure and calling at the same time: “intention with us” was consciously formulated to show that we as an open partnership are pursuing an intention and are working for it.

 Multi-diciplinary students collective

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