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Made from banners of past exhibitions, the Academy Bags have been commissioned under the aspect of practical recyclability. The first limited series comprises 63 unique examples, whose specific cut was defined by the Academy's graphic designers from Novamondo Design. Produced in the "gabarage" workshop, the bags not only serve as a medium communicating the new graphic design of the Academy in public but also help to support a socio-politically unique enterprise in the field of art.
With its projects, "gabarage" explores the tension between social responsibility, ecological commitment, and design. The people in the workshop, former drug addicts that have successfully undergone a long-term therapy, are prepared for their participation in the labor market.