Giant Jenga, Race Cars and Live Music at Campusfest​

Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences celebrates its 50th anniversary
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Giant Jenga, racing cars and live music at a big campus festival

On the HSD campus in Düsseldorf-Derendorf there will be a lot of live music and many exciting insights into all departments on Saturday. And that will be anything but dry. Young bands play until just before midnight.

With a packed program, the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences (HSD) is catching up on the celebration of its 50th anniversary – because of Corona there was only one digital ceremony in 2021. Between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., all departments will introduce themselves with presentations, guided tours through laboratories and workshops, lectures and hands-on activities. And that will be anything but dry.

Students and teachers have come up with a number of ideas for presenting their specialist areas. As a visitor, you don’t just have to watch and listen, you can also participate. For example, the architecture invites you to play giant Jenga. It should also be entertaining with “fighting by the rules”, then there are sumo suits and bubble soccer balls on site.

  The band Flash Forward will present their mix of indie pop and alternative rock to the audience until shortly before midnight.

The band Flash Forward will present their mix of indie pop and alternative rock to the audience until shortly before midnight.
Foto: Flash Forward

On a 15 meter long marble run with surprising paths, visitors can see a playful look back at teaching and research in architecture and design made in Düsseldorf. An electric racing car will be presented on the stage, which was developed, designed and manufactured by students from various departments and will take part in several races in the summer. Autonomous vehicles developed at the HSD will also be shown on a test track.

The tour through a hybrid training and research factory should be informative and clear. Environmental technology will present itself with a mobile laboratory and measuring vehicle for environmental measurement technology. Various works and projects such as apps, websites and videos are shown in an exhibition on media design. You should listen to “Get involved! For children’s rights in youth welfare policy”.

HSD President Edeltraud Vomberg will open the festival in the Audimax, and Mayor Stephan Keller will also give a welcoming address. There are also exciting lectures, for example on “Ohne Ende. Internet memes and video conferences” or “Magical moments with mixed reality – about avatars, robots and artificial intelligence”.

In the evening, the stage program starts with live music by young bands, including WYME, a five-piece indie band from the Ruhr area, Cadet Carter, a Welsh-German quartet that musically stands for emo and pop-punk, cooking power through KMA, that a bit sounds like Neuer Deutsche Welle, and Flash Forward, who will play their mix of indie pop and alternative rock for the audience until shortly before midnight.

The whole program Is there … here.

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