Open Call

Open all for DISPLACED - the 2021 exhibition at Schloss Hollenegg for Design Application


Humans have always been preoccupied with transporting goods and resources from one place of abundance to one of scarcity. Globalisation has allowed ware to travel across the globe and be seen, used and thrown away miles from where it was produced or found. In the same way it has allowed people, plants and animals to move and resettle in new environments. In many cases it has brought an inestimable richness; just as often though, it has caused misery, poverty and disease.

The exhibition will focus on those situations in which people find themselves removed from their native environment, either by choice, or by force, and what ways they find of coping. In the exhibition objects that often follow the same fate as people, will act as metaphors of displacement.


Schloss Hollenegg for Design is looking for project proposals from emerging designers (>36) or Design Studios, with an outstanding creative practice. Design proposals should work towards the given theme and include a research abstract of no longer than 300 words (Eng) as well as one reference image.

The application should include a portfolio with a minimum of 5, maximum of 10 projects and a CV.

All documents should be uploaded within one Pdf file. To upload, please use this link.


Selected projects will be exhibited during the DISPLACED exhibition in May 2021. An appointed number of Designers will be given the opportunity to spend one week at Schloss Hollenegg, working closely together with curator and founder Alice Stori Liechtenstein. Within this time, the Designers will live inside the castle, have access to its historical rooms, archive, and will collaborate with the Designers in Residence. Travel and stay will be covered by Schloss Hollenegg for Design.

March 31st 2020
During the last exhibitions Schloss Hollenegg presented works by Dean Brown / Crafting Plastics / Crafting Plastics / Omer Polak / Formafantasma / Sara Ricciardi / Studio Plastique / Studio Quetzal / Nel Verbeke / Katie Stout / Commonplace / mischer‘traxler / Lex Pott / Marcin Rusak / OS&OOS / Marlène Huissoud / ...and many more.