About Us / Transition Institute

The Transition Institute acts globally as a catalyst for exchange and discussion within the context of borders and limits.

Borders and limits emerge in various ways all around us and mean different things for each of us. We believe that borders can be shifted through contact and transformed through recognition and action.

With our artworks and observations we are thus opening up a discussion about social matters, borders themselves and the zone in between - the transitionzone, where one side is seperated from the other or things take time to develop into something else.


Founder of the Institute of transition (spring 2016).

Franziska Agrawaldipl.des./MA/MBA

German designer Franziska Agrawal transcends the borders of the worlds of art and design. She holds a Masters in Industrial Design (Dipl.Des) from HfG (Hochschule für Gestaltung) Pforzheim in Germany and RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) in Providence, USA. And a MBA in International Management from Brighton University, UK.

In 2005 she has been awarded with the highest endowed international first prize by the Raymond Loewy Foundation as acknowledgement for her innovative and comprehensive thesis work in the area of industrial design.

She has led interdisciplinary research efforts on developing awareness and innovations in the discourse of emerging global cultures and identities, social structures and urban landscapes through Photography and documentary;

Her artistic work practice extends across a range of disciplines and is represented in public and private collections around the world. Her works in temporary architecture and Concrete Art are about 'aesthetic essence' and 'directly from the mind' – influenced by minimalism and yogic science and philosophy - it’s all about balance.


Since 1999 she is Leading Artist and Head of Team Germany at International Snow Sculpting Championships and Symposiums around the Globe.