Hello, I’m a strategic designer and researcher from Germany. My interest is—making the design process more accessible for the transformation of our society. I believe that design is a critical tool for tackling wicked problems, improving everyday life and keeping relationships towards people, technology and ecology in mind. It results from crossing boundaries between digital and analog, fiction and reality, research and practice and most importantly between disciplines.

I currently work as a Design Strategist at The Engine Room. In-between times I support Arthelps. Most recently, I found the design studio jonas—voigt.com. Previously, I worked at Tangible Interaction in Vancouver, Canada and Bootschaft – Crew für Gestaltung in Ulm, Germany. I studied “Sustainable Design Strategies” and “Social Design” at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada and graduated in “Communication Design” at Hochschule für Gestaltung in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.

The MFA “Transdisciplinary Design” at Parsons School of Design at The New School in New York City is now my intellectual home, where I study and work as a Research-, Teaching Assistant.

Feel free to get in touch and say hello. :-)



Education

2017 — Present
Master of Fine Arts in Transdisciplinary Design, The New School, Parsons School of Design, New York City, US


2016 July
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design, Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd, DE


2015 January — May
Exchange Semester, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, CA

2012 — 2016
Studies in BA Communication Design, Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd, DE



Professional Experience

2018 June — Present
Design Strategist at The Engine Room, New York City, US


2018 June — Present
Research Assistant, “Digital Equity Laboratory” at Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, The New School, New York City, US


2018 January — Present
Research Assistant, “Designed Realities Lab” at University Transdisciplinary Labs, The New School, New York City, US


2018 January — June
Teaching Assistant, Graduate Studio “Urban Intelligence” at School of Public EngagementThe New School, New York City, US


2017 October — Present
Research Assistant, “Extrapolation Factory” at Parsons School of Design StrategiesThe New School, New York City, US


2016 September — Present
Freelancing at jonas—voigt.com, Hof, DE


2015 May — September
Intern at Tangible Interaction, Vancouver, CA


2014 September — December
Intern at Bootschaft — Crew für Gestaltung, Ulm, DE


2012 February — June
Intern at SP Media Agentur, Hof, DE



Awards & Nominations


2018 — 2019
DAAD “Jahresstipendium Bildende Kunst, Design, Film”, German Academic Exchange Service, DE


2018 — 2019
Mellon Sawyer Seminar Graduate Fellowships"Imaginative Mobilities", The New School, US


2018 January
Listing, Mitfahrscheibe, James Dyson Award, UK


2017 — 2019
University Scholarship, The New School, US


2017 — 2019
Provost Scholarship, The New School, US


2017 June
Nomination and Exhibition, Mitfahrscheibe, aed neuland, DE


2016 July
Nomination, Mitfahrscheibe, UNCOVER Design Price, DE


2016 February
Winner, iF Public Value Award, OpenBridge, iF Design Award, DE


2015 November
Winner [Third Place], Competition for the redesign of the Order of Merit of the State of Baden-Württemberg, DE


2015 April
Winner [Book Design], Woo Publication, Applied Arts Awards 2015, CA

Outstanding Achievement, Woo Publication, 2015 HOW International Design Awards, CA


2015 March
Selection, Mitfahrscheibe, Green Product AwardGerman Federal Ecodesign Award 2015, DE

2015 February
Winner, Mitfahrscheibe, Yooweedoo Ideenwettbewerb, DE


2015 January — May
DAAD Promos, German Academic Exchange Service, DE


2014 May
Winner [Mobility], Mitfahrscheibe, Future Award, DE


2012 March
Winner [Second Place], Romeo und Julia, on3 Kurzfilm-Wettbewerb 2012, DE



Talks & Workshops

2018 August Workshop: “Speculative Design Methods", part of “Designing Powerful Multidisciplinary Assignments: Critical Design Thinking and the Liberal Arts; Design and the Senses” at Creative Arts Across the Disciplines program (CAAD), Tatlock Multidisciplinary Studies Initiative, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, US

2018 July
Visiting Faculty with Shannon MatternSchool for Poetic Computation, “Code Societies”, Sorting Things Out, Summer Intensive, New York City, US


2018 June Workshop: “Speculative Design Methods", part of “Designing Powerful Multidisciplinary Assignments: Critical Design Thinking and the Liberal Arts; Design and the Senses” at Creative Arts Across the Disciplines program (CAAD), Tatlock Multidisciplinary Studies InitiativeVassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, US

2018 MarchTalk: “Robot Futures: Raising Robotic Natives" for NYC Speculative Futures, New York City, US

2016 May
Talk: Mitfahrscheibe, OpenBridge, SOCIALORLOST for UN Habitat: World Urban Campain, Future Network, Offenbach am Main, DE


2016 April 
Talk: “Vancouver macht’s vor!” Socio-ecological initiatives from Canada for Wem gehört die Stadt?, Stadtlücken, Theater Rampe, Stuttgart, DE

Selected Press

2018
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Feature, Open Bridge, adobo magazine, Dutch Design Week, May 2018, NL
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Mention, Raising Robotic Natives, future.lab Magazin #9, TU WIEN, March 2018, AT
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Feature, Raising Robotic Natives, “The designers helping us embrace robots”, BBC Future, February 2018, US

2017 ︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Radio, Raising Robotic Natives, WDR 5, Das philosophische Radio: Wie hat die Philosophie Ihr Denken verändert?, 01. December 2017, DE
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Feature, Raising Robotic Natives, Homo Digitalis”, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE, ORF, Bilderfest, Fraunhofer IAO, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 18. October 2017
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Article, Open Bridge, Frankfurter Rundschau, 15. September 2017
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Article, Open Bridge Workshop, Rhein-Main Extra Tipp, 10. September 2017
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Feature, Raising Robotic Natives, VIENNA BIENNALE 2017 Guide, Robots. Work. Our Future, Exhibition Catalogue, VfmK Verlag für moderne Kunst GmbH, ISBN 978-3-903153-69-1
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Mention, Raising Robotic Natives, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 25. June 2017, DE
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Radio, Raising Robotic Natives, WDR 5, Das philosophische Radio: Rechthaber? - Roboter, 31. March 2017, DE
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Feature, Mitfahrscheibe, Gmünder Tagespost, 28. March 2017, DE
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Feature, Mitfahrscheibe, Stuttgarter Zeitung, 18./19. March 2017, DE
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Feature, Mitfahrscheibe, fairkehr, VCD-Magazin für Umwelt, Verkehr, Freizeit und Reisen, No. 01/2017, DE
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Feature, Raising Robotic Natives, “Hello, Robot.” Design between Human and Machine, Exhibition Catalogue, Vitra Design Museum, ISBN 978-3-945852-10-8


2016
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Feature, Raising Robotic Natives, MOTOR Magazin des DRIVE, Volkswagen Group Forum, July—September 2016, DE
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Feature, SOCIALORLOST, FORMAT Magazine, July 2016, DE
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Feature, Raising Robotic Natives, form Magazine No. 266, July/August 2016, DE
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Radio, Mitfahrscheibe, Kultur Regional, SWR2, DE
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Radio, Raising Robotic Natives, Spark CBC Radio One, CA
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Article, Raising Robotic Natives, Deutsches Architektenblatt 
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Article, Raising Robotic Natives, FastCo.Exist
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Article, Raising Robotic Natives, Dezeen.com
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Article, Raising Robotic Natives, CreatorsProject.com
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Article, Raising Robotic Natives, WIRED.de
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Article, Raising Robotic Natives, Core77.com
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Article, Robutter featured on Hackaday.com

2015
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Feature, Mitfahrscheibe, Landesgartenschau Schwäbisch Gmünd, 10. December 2015, DE
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Feature, Mitfahrscheibe, Gmünder Tagespost, 10. December 2015, DE
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Feature, Mitfahrscheibe, Remszeitung, 10. December 2015, DE
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Feature, Mitfahrscheibe, Stadt Schwäbisch Gmünd, 10. December 2015, DE
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Feature, intentionwithus, FORMAT Magazine, March 2015, DE
︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ Feature, Upside Boston, New York International—Digital Design Invitation Exhibition, July 2015, US, KR



Exhibitions

2019 March — September
Exhibition, Raising Robotic Natives, “Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival.”XXII Triennale di Milano, Milan, IT


2018 May — November
Exhibition, Raising Robotic Natives, ”Hello, Robot.” Design between Human and MachineGewerbemuseum, Winterthur, CH; further touring until 2022

2017/2018 October — April
Exhibition, Raising Robotic Natives, ”Hello, Robot.” Design between Human and Machine, Design Museum Ghent, BE


2017 June — October
Exhibition, Raising Robotic Natives, Vienna Biennale 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future, ”Hello, Robot.” Design between Human and Machine, MAK, Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, AT

2017 July — September
Exhibition, Raising Robotic Natives,  “Machine Made: Art, Robots and AI”, QUAD, Derby, UK

2016 June
Exhibition, Mitfahrscheibe, aed neuland, Stuttagrt, DE

2017 February — May 
Exhibition, Raising Robotic Natives, ”Hello, Robot.” Design between Human and MachineVitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, DE

2016 June — July
Exhibition, Mitfahrscheibe, UNCOVER Formschau, Mannheim, DE

2016 May
Exhibition, Open Bridge, Stadtlücken, Stuttgart, DE

2015 July
Exhibition, Upside Boston, ICCC International Digital Design Invitation Exhibition, New York, US

2015 March — April
Installation, 125 Blickwinkel, 125 Jahre Ulmer Münster Turm, Ulm, DE

2015 February
Screening, Von außen betrachtet | eine klangvisuelle Münsterreise, Ulm, DE

2014 June
Exhibition, BLACKBOX, Landesgartenschau Baden-Württemberg, Schwäbisch Gmünd, DE

2012 March
Screening, Romeo und Julia, on3 Kurzfilmwettbewerb 2012, Landshut, DE


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