First Vocational Orientation Fair (2017)

Constanze Schmidt founded the Centre for Vocational Design in order to investigate how young people could become ‘working citizens’ when they design their vocational orientation according to their desires and interests. For the First Vocational Orientation Fair the Centre invited guests, such as the press officer of the municipal employment services, delegates from internship programmes and various workplaces as well as the Centre for School and Business (Zentrum für Schule und Wirtschaft), classmates, artists, teachers and parents. In the theatre transferred into an exhibition space three successive rounds of research conducted simultaneously at five booths required the visitors to make rapid transitions and choices regarding their next question about being a ‘working citizen’. Constanze Schmidt/The Centre for Vocational Design, First Vocational Orientation Fair, 2017, Hamburg