Design for Democracy Hackathon

A two day hackathon hosted by Scholz & Volkmer investigating the power of design and creative coding practices.

18 Nov 2022 – 19 Nov 2022

Scholz & Volkmer Campus

Schwalbacher Str. 72, 65183 Wiesbaden

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Creative coders, designers and developers beware! We are happy to announce an interdisciplinary hackathon series dedicated to the creative power and responsibility of design and its influence on our society. The series is based on the motto “Design for Democracy. Atmospheres for a better life” of the World Design Capital application of the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region – an agenda we are more than thrilled to contribute to.

No matter if you are a beginner, student or advanced developer – the design field needs your skills!


Things do not change. We change them. Democracy lives from the fact that we shape it." - Frankfurt/Rhine-Main Application WDC'26

Join the first hackathon at Scholz & Volkmer on November 18th and 19th!

The first hackathon will be hosted by Scholz & Volkmer (Wiesbaden) and takes place from June 15th to 16th. And their question is: Can we make our democracy shine again? You will have 24 hours to do so. For your project presentation you may work with a very bright 6 m² LED display in the middle of Wiesbaden and use it to project your messages to the public! The LED wall can be programmed by addressing its pixels individually, or by creating images and animations with tools of your choice that then will be flashed on the wall.

See and for further info.

Reward: 500€

A jury of professional designers, thinkers and decision-makers will reward the three most convincing projects with 500€ each.


Register via mail at If you would like to team up with up to two friends or colleagues, just send all names and contact info in one e-mail.

More information about the schedule will follow by mail!


Visitors welcome for the keynotes!

Even if you can’t make it to the hackathon as a participant, join the public introductory keynotes by Scholz & Vokmer’s director Peter Post and our new NODE Team Member Alexander Roidl on June 15th at 4 pm at Scholz & Volkmer Campus. For all visitors, there will be the opportunity to meet up and mingle with a cold beer or sparkling wine.

Public Opening Program:

16:00 – Arrival and networking
16:30 – Welcome
16:45 – Keynote by Peter Post
17:15 – Keynote by Alexander Roidl
18:00 – Public part ending with snacks and drinks // Start of the Hackathon

Any Questions?

If you have any more questions about participating or the event itself, just shoot an e-mail to