Each year, dieDAS invites a selection of international fellows from the fields of design, craft, architecture, and related interdisciplinary fields to visit our campus and research, design, and experiment. During their residency, fellows are free to roam and network, to retreat and relax, and to develop and present independent work. In parallel, as a group, they focus on one integrated topic of social relevance—curated and directed by accomplished designers and architects with the support of outstanding international mentors. Moreover, fellows are introduced to and study the historical context and connotations of our site. All dieDAS fellows follow a carefully planned program tailored to their needs and are provided with orientation, advice, state-of-the-art work spaces, and other resources.

Participating fellows are selected and invited by an esteemed selection committee of design experts.

As the historic buildings and grounds in Saaleck are yet to be restored, current fellowship programs are held in a shorter workshop format. After restoration, dieDAS will annually offer up to 16 international fellows a four months residency from mid-May to mid-September.

dieDAS debut fellowship program 2020 - Farming Materials’ Ecologies

dieDAS fellowship- program 2021 - Growing Regenerative Connections

dieDAS fellowship- program 2022 - Designing Metabolic Relations

dieDAS fellowship- program 2023 - Monumental Affairs

dieDAS fellowship- program 2024 - Material Evidence