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What is DASA?

This is DASA

The DASA Working Workd Exhibition in Dortmund presents past, present and future worlds of work on an exhibition area covering no less than 13.000 square metres. It is the permanent educational facility of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Care (Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin) and informs the general public about the world of work, its status for the individual and society, and the importance of tailoring work to human requirements.

People – Work – Technology

The three terms „People“, “Work” and “Technology“ define DASA’s “playing field“. Technology and work affect people. The relationship between the three is demonstrated and explained in a variety of different ways in the DASA Working World Exhibition. The central theme is to establish human values at work, like good health and dignity. DASA focuses on people and their physical, intellectual, social and cultural needs.

The exhibition concept aims at providing individual experiences. DASA is a place of discovery, a place for you to reconsider your ideas and ask new questions.

Prize-winning exhibition design

DASA is particularly special because of the international recognition it has received for its exhibition design. The walls, the lights, and the colours have been tailor-made to fit each individual section of the exhibition. In this way meaningful relationships and statements can be clarified and emphasised. The exhibition consists of 12 units, each of which places technical exhibits in an artistic scenography alongside multimedia presentations. In this way it can show its themes in an exciting and lasting way, and visitors can experience at close hand the solutions which contribute to improving the world of work.

Every year DASA holds a colloquium on scenography. The aim is to follow the latest developments in the field of exhibition concepts and design.