“We will manifest the future which we consider inevitable.
Until we start talking to each other again about our dreams of a better life.”

Leo is a transformation designer and visual artist currently based in cologne. His work explores and emphasizes the transformation processes of urban spaces and its inhabitants.

His constructions and visuals are rooted in the local condition and thrive to connect and empower people. Do it yourself, Improvisation & Skillshare are key to his design practice. Originally a trained carpenter, he now links spatial design and traditional craft with illustration and graphic design to enable communication for desirable changes.

As an active member of the minha galera collective and co-founder of minhafaktur and noplace, he works within a wide network of collaborators. Due to the intensive work in collective structures and the multitude of self-initiated projects, his expertise expands to the organization and guidance of group dynamic work processes.

Feel free to get in touch for commissioned work: mail@leonardvonbrenndorff.com

“Every seminar, whether practical or theoretical, gained considerably from his participation, because in his social way he was also a strong support for other students. In general, his solidary commitment to others is one of his most distinctive characteristics.”
– Dr. Bettina Beltz

Workplace
studio @ noplace, Follerstraße 82, 50676 CGN
workshop @ minhafaktur, Poller Kirchweg 124, 51105 CGN

Specializing
Social & Concept Design, Transformation strategies & management,
Spatial & Exhibition Design, Illustration, Woodworking

Education
2017–2022 BA Sustainable Design, Alanus / Cologne Germany
2014–2016 Carpenter Training, Lösch / Kist Germany

Clients/Collabs
Stadt Köln, Caritas, Urbane Liga, Grundschule Meschenich, Unser Ebertplatz, Orangement, Tag des guten Lebens, Voelkel, ökoRAUSCH Festival, Zugvögel Festival, Tarmac Festival, Designatics, TOOM, Metabolon, Mingbud




Exhibitions
2022 Ein Entwurf kooperativen Widerstands, noplace
2020 Amorphous, Ecohopping, minhafaktur 
2020 Exibition Design + We Are Strong – Kölnberg, Ökorausch, MAKK
2019 Voelkel X Müllbel, Super Fashion Markt, MAKK
2019 Sugar Boulevard, minha galera, Hasenkaule
2018 Gewöhnliche Dinosaurier, Übermaß im Mittelmaß, Niehler Freiheit

Awards
2022 Final 300 iF Design Young Talent Award
2022 Prüfungswettbewerb BA Sustainable Design (1.)
2020 Auszeichnung Ausstellungsarchitektur ökoRAUSCH
2020 WDR Kinderrechtspreis 
2016 Prüfungswettbewerb der HWK (1.)
2016 Die Gute Form