Culturesphere fosters innovation capacities in organisations with a focus on enhancing intangible core competencies and activating creative potentials in a New Work context.

Why is this important for companies?

Globalization and digital transformation force companies to innovate and to change. Both attracting and retaining talent has become a priority. Creative thinking, communication, organisational learning and employees‘ wellbeing have become key success factors.

How can these factors be nurtured?

Creativity and wellbeing are directly influenced by atmospheres and environments. In order to thrive, they require specific inspirational and emotional frameworks. The engagement with art, craft and design culture offers here a unique proposition, in particular in times of ever-growing anonymisation and standardisation.

Culturesphere positions art, craft and design culture – its inherent innovation competencies, its powerful symbolic values and its unique sensory qualities – within corporate frameworks to offer novel insights, to grow meaningful environments, to enrich creative atmospheres, to cultivate new thinking and to enable people to flourish.

Innovation is Fueled by the Power of the Individual

Internal innovation capacities of organisations are essential for achieving and sustaining a competitive advantage in today’s fast-changing business environment. Employees, with their unique qualifications, experiences and relationships are the key agents of a company‘s organisational culture. They are the drivers behind innovative products and services. Culturesphere focuses on enhancing intangible core competencies and intellectual resources of companies and organisations. Our unique and custom-tailored services provide positive effects on:

Human Capital

• Employee Engagement
• Employee Loyalty
• Employee Wellbeing
• Motivation
• Flexibility
• Creativity

Relational Capital

• Brand Image
• Customer Engagement
• Social Networks
• Informal Relationship
• Trust

Structural Capital

• Organisational Culture
• Corporate Values
• Informal Routines
• Interpersonal Relationships
• Shared Sense of Identity

Cultivating the Art of Innovative Thinking

We foster innovation cultures within the sphere of corporate environments. We utilize the powerful approaches und the distinct problem solving strategies from art, craft and design cultures and infuse them into corporate frameworks to ignite new perspectives, to make abstract concepts tangible, to provide room for experimentation, to facilitate knowledge exchange and cross-fertilization, and to ultimately enhance people’s creative attitude and confidence, in order to enable them to unlock their innovation capacities.

Culturesphere, Emmanuel Heringer, Gmund Paper, Ingrid Ruegemer, Oliver Szasz
Providing New Perspectives Through Art Engagement

Culturesphere takes a proactive approach to instil creative thinking into the workplace with daily sources of inspiration Art, Craft and Design Culture in form of installations, interventions and exhibitions. We help to create unique spaces and enrich creative atmospheres to encourage new ways of thinking, openness for experimentation and a creative attitude within organisational culture.

• Curated Art & Design Exhibitions
• Bespoke Art Installations
• Consultancy for Art Placement

Culturesphere - Ingrid Ruegemer - Art, Craft, Design, Material Culture, Sensory, Tactile Thinking, Innovation
Making Organisational Culture Tangible

Culturesphere utilizes the power of co-creation processes, storytelling and the value of symbols & metaphors to make abstract concepts and corporate values tangible. Our unique interventions and installation foster a shared sense of identity, enhance motivation and create a positive employee branding experience.

• Collaborative Artefacts
• Co-Created Art Installations
• Embodied Metaphors

Culturesphere - Oliver Szasz - Innovation Culture, Art, Craft, Design, Material Culture
Facilitating Knowledge Exchange and Learning

Culturesphere provides inspirational platforms and engaging events to foster dialogue, exchange and cross-fertilization with outstanding practitioners and thinkers. We conceptualize and organise in-house panel talks, mini-conferences, presentations and lectures around current topics in the realm of creativity, art, craft and design culture and innovation.

• Panel Talks
• Conferences
• Presentations & Lectures

Culturesphere - Ingrid Ruegemer - Art, Craft, Design, Material Culture, Sensory, Tactile Thinking, Innovation
Exploring New Methodologies in Practice

Culturesphere offers custom-tailored, practice-based, research and concept development workshops, that function as catalysts for both individual and organisational creativity, as well as for team collaboration, communication and knowledge transfer.

• Scenario Building Processes
• Design-Driven Strategy
• Tactile Thinking Approaches

Impressions of Our Recent Client Projects
Culturesphere, Gmund Papier, Werner Kroener, Reinhold Ludwig, Art Aurea, Bernd Thiedmann, Oliver Szasz
PANEL TALK – Fostering Creativity in Times of Digital Change

Culturespere hosted a panel talk with renowned speakers from the corporate sector, journalism, science and art discussed the topic: John Wai Lam, Global Client Collaboration, Steelcase – Reinhold Ludwig, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Art Aurea – Prof. Werner Kroener, Creativity Researcher and Artist – Bernd Thiedmann, Coach and Director, Mensch und Veränderung. The panel talk was part of the Munich Creative Business Week 2019.

Culturesphere - Crafting New Perspectives - Ingrid Ruegemer, Oliver Szasz, Gmund Paper, Michal Fargo, Stewart Hearn, Emmanuel Heringer, Susanne Holzinger, Cecil Kemperink, Richard McVetis, Laurenz Stockner, Peter Vogel

The exhibition presented eight award-winning artists, whose individual methods and exceptional approaches trigger new thinking and make fundamental principles of innovation tangible. Artists: Michal Fargo, Stewart Hearn, Emmanuel Heringer, Susanne Holzinger, Cecil Kemperink, Richard McVetis, Laurenz Stockner, Peter Vogel. The exhibition was part of Munich Creative Business Week 2019 and was hosted by GMUND Paper.

Culturesphere Installation- Tradition and Innovation - Ingrid Ruegemer, Oliver Szasz, Gmund Paper

The installation „Tradition & Innovation“ made the traditional craft of papermaking and the innovative world of Gmund Paper tangible for all senses.  The installation was conceived and realised by Culturesphere in cooperation with GMUND Paper and was shown at the innovation event „Servus Zukunft“ during Munich Creative Business Week 2019.


Culturespere made the MCBW claim „Design connects“ tangible in form of an interactive installation. The installation invited visitors of the innovation event „Servus Zukunft“ to share their ideas for future regional developments on cards, which they then assembled – into existence came a collaborative artefact, which united the diversity of visions into one physical symbol. The installation was conceived and realised by Culturesphere in cooperation with GMUND Paper and was taking place during Munich Creative Business Week 2019.

Two Perspectives – One Mission

We – Ingrid Rügemer and Oliver Szasz – are a multidisciplinary team with diverse backgrounds and expert knowledge, which enables us to bring a fresh approach and a unique set of services to the table. We joined forces out of a shared passion for art, craft and design culture and its powerful proposition for nurturing innovation in a organisational context. Together with an international network of collaborators we follow one mission: Providing inspirational and emotional frameworks that nurture innovation capacities and creative thinking at today’s workplace.

Ingrid Ruegemer, Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Culturesphere
Ingrid Rügemer
Co-Founder / Artistic Director

Ingrid’s experience roots in the practical and intellectual engagement with material culture, design strategy and brand building. Additionally to her bachelor degree in communication design she holds a master’s degree in Ceramic Design from the renowned Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design London, and has established herself as an internationally recognised ceramic artist. Her objects and designs are about perceptual awareness as well as the sensory aspects of emotions and man-object relations. Combining her substantial experience in brand development and design strategies with her expertise in craft-oriented design and her well established global network of fellow artists make her the ideal Artistic Director for Culturesphere, a company that strives to connect the creative power of art, craft and design with the corporate world.

Oliver Szasz, Co-Founder & Innovation Director, Cultursphere
Prof. Oliver Szasz
Co-Founder / Managing Director

Oliver has a background in communication design, design thinking and design management, and received a master’s degree in design studies from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design London. He holds a professorship in media and communication design at Macromedia University and is responsible for the international design management master program at campus Munich. Prior to his teaching position he successfully ran a multidisciplinary design studio in London for over ten years. His research and project work for major international companies is concerned with creativity studies, human-centred innovation, design thinking and sustainability. He initiated and organized numerous internationally acknowledged conferences, design events and workshops about design as an innovation discipline. With a unique combination of theoretical expertise, practical experience, and a holistic view on design and innovation, he is considered a highly esteemed asset to Culturesphere.

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