I work at the intersection of design, strategy and research—by crossing boundaries between speculation and realities(s/r), research and practice(r/p), digital and analog(d/a), but most importantly between disciplines.

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(s/r)

Post-Social Design forthcoming
Becoming Tree work in progress
Civics, de novo.
Raising Robotic Natives
Preventing Body Contamination

(r/p)

Sensory Methods of Group Connection
Sorting Things Out
Climate Sensing For Environmental Futures
Strategies for Social Design
Intention With Us
Mitfahrscheibe

(d/a)

UN/HIDE Lookbook
ZirkusZirkus / Nomads
FORMAT 13

Open Bridge

(2019/2012)

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Jonas Voigt is a design strategist and researcher. His work uses design as critical tools for tackling wicked problems, improving everyday life and keeping relationships towards people, technologies and ecologies in mind. He currently is a Mellon Sawyer Seminar Graduate Fellow on Imaginative Mobilities, works at the Design Realities Studio and is a Research Assistant at the Digital Equity Laboratory at The New School in New York. In-between times he supports Arthelps.

He holds a BA in Communication Design from Hochschule für Gestaltung in Schwäbisch Gmünd (Germany), studied Sustainable Design Strategies and Social Design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver (Canada), and is undertaking a MFA in Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons School of Design (USA).

Jonas work has been featured, exhibited and awarded internationally. Notable features include publications in WIRED, Form, Core77, and BBC Future. Exhibitions at the Vitra Design Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Walker Art Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Vienna Biennale, and XXII Triennale di Milano.

Feel free to get in touch and say hello




Education

2017 — Present
Studies in MFA Transdisciplinary Design, The New School, Parsons School of Design, New York City, USA

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

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

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



Professional Experience

2019 August — December
Part-Time Faculty “Research & Development Methods”, Strategic Design and Management (BBA)Parsons School of Design Strategies, The New School, New York City, USA

2018 June — November
Design Strategist, The Engine Room, New York City, USA

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

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

2018 January — June
Graduate Teaching Assistant, “Urban Intelligence” at School of Public Engagement, The New School, New York City, USA

2017 October — Present
Research Assistant, “Extrapolation Factory” at Parsons School of Design Strategies, The New School, New York City, USA

2016 September — Present
Freelancing, jonas—voigt.com, Hof, DEU

2015 May — September
Intern, Tangible Interaction, Vancouver, CAN

2014 September — December
Intern, Bootschaft — Crew für Gestaltung, Ulm, DEU

2012 February — June
Intern, SP Media Agentur, Hof, DEU



Fellowships, Awards & Nominations

2018—2019
DAAD “Fine Art, Design, Visual Communication and Film”, German Academic Exchange Service, DEU

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

2018 January
Listing, Mitfahrscheibe, James Dyson Award, GBR

2017—2019
University Scholarship, The New School, USA

2017—2019
Provost Scholarship, The New School, USA

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

2016 June
Nomination, Mitfahrscheibe, UNCOVER Design Price, DEU

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

2015 November
Winner (Third Place), Competition for the redesign of the Order of Merit of the State of Baden-Württemberg, DEU

2015 April
Winner (Book Design), Woo Publication, Applied Arts Awards 2015, CAN

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

2015 March
Selection, Mitfahrscheibe, Green Product Award, German Federal Ecodesign Award 2015, DEU

2015 February
Winner, Mitfahrscheibe, Yooweedoo Ideenwettbewerb, DEU

2015 January—May
DAAD “Promos”, German Academic Exchange Service, DEU

2014 May
Winner (Mobility), Mitfahrscheibe, Future Award, DEU

2012 March
Winner (Second Place), Romeo und Julia, on3 Kurzfilm-Wettbewerb 2012, DEU



Talks & Workshops


2018 August
Workshop, “Speculative Design Methods II", 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, USA

2018 July
Visiting Faculty with Shannon Mattern, Sorting Things Out: Classifications, Ontologies, Data Models, Knowledge Graphs, Summer Intensive “Code Societies”, School for Poetic Computation, New York City, USA

2018 June
Workshop, “Speculative Design Methods I", 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, USA

2018 May
Workshop, "Civics, de novo.", part of “Les Ateliers De Politiques Terriennes” in “Mondes Possibles”, Nanterre-Amandiers, FRA

2018 March
Talk, "Robot Futures: Raising Robotic Natives", NYC Speculative Futures, New York City, USA

2016 May
Talk, “Mitfahrscheibe, OpenBridge, SOCIALORLOST”, UN Habitat: World Urban Campain, Future Network, Offenbach am Main, DEU

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



Exhibitions & Screenings

Forthcoming

2020/2021 December—March
Exhibition, Raising Robotic Natives, “Beyond the Horizon: Design for Different Futures”, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

2020 April—November
Exhibition, Raising Robotic Natives, “Beyond the Horizon: Design for Different Futures”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

2019/2020 October—March
Exhibition, Raising Robotic Natives, “Beyond the Horizon: Design for Different Futures”, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

2019/2020 November—April
Exhibition, Raising Robotic Natives, ”Hello, Robot.” Design between Human and Machine, V&A Dundee, Dundee, GBR

2019 July
Exhibition, Raising Robotic Natives, “Me or We”, Gdynia Design Centre, Gdynia Design Days, Gdynia, POL

2019 June—September
Exhibition, Raising Robotic Natives, ”Hello, Robot.” Design between Human and Machine,San Telmo Museum, San Sebastián, ESP



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

2019 January—April
Exhibition, Raising Robotic Natives, ”Hello, Robot.” Design between Human and Machine, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), Lisbon, PRT

2018 May—November
Exhibition, Raising Robotic Natives, ”Hello, Robot.”Design between Human and Machine, Gewerbemuseum, Winterthur, CHE

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

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, AUT

2017 July—September
Exhibition, Raising Robotic Natives, "Machine Made: Art, Robots and AI", QUAD, Derby, GBR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Selected Press

2019
︎ Feature, Website, This week on Cargo CN/078, Feb 2019, US
2018
︎ Feature, Open Bridge, adobo magazine, Dutch Design Week, May 2018, NLD
︎ Mention, Raising Robotic Natives, future.lab Magazin #9, TU WIEN, March 2018, AUT
︎ Feature, Raising Robotic Natives, “The designers helping us embrace robots”, BBC Future, 15. February 2018, USA
2017
︎ Radio, Raising Robotic Natives, WDR 5, Das philosophische Radio: Wie hat die Philosophie Ihr Denken verändert?, 01. December 2017, DEU
︎ 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, DEU
︎ Radio, Raising Robotic Natives, WDR 5, Das philosophische Radio: Rechthaber? - Roboter, 31. March 2017, DEU
︎ Feature, Mitfahrscheibe, Gmünder Tagespost, 28. March 2017, DEU
︎ Feature, Mitfahrscheibe, Stuttgarter Zeitung, 18./19. March 2017, DEU
︎ Feature, Mitfahrscheibe, fairkehr, VCD-Magazin für Umwelt, Verkehr, Freizeit und Reisen, No. 01/2017, DEU
︎ 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, DEU
︎ Feature, SOCIALORLOST, FORMAT Magazine, July 2016, DEU
︎ Feature, Raising Robotic Natives, form Magazine No. 266, July/August 2016, DEU
︎ Radio, Mitfahrscheibe, Kultur Regional, SWR2, DEU
︎ Radio, Raising Robotic Natives, Spark CBC Radio One, CAN
︎ Article, Raising Robotic Natives, Deutsches Architektenblatt, DEU
︎ Article, Raising Robotic Natives, FastCo.Exist, USA
︎ Article, Raising Robotic Natives, Dezeen.com, USA
︎ Article, Raising Robotic Natives, CreatorsProject.com, USA
︎ Article, Raising Robotic Natives, WIRED.de, DEU
︎ Article, Raising Robotic Natives, Core77.com, USA
︎ Article, Robutter featured on Hackaday.com, USA
2015
︎ Feature, Mitfahrscheibe, Landesgartenschau Schwäbisch Gmünd, 10. December 2015, DEU
︎ Feature, Mitfahrscheibe, Gmünder Tagespost, 10. December 2015, DEU
︎ Feature, Mitfahrscheibe, Remszeitung, 10. December 2015, DEU
︎ Feature, Mitfahrscheibe, Stadt Schwäbisch Gmünd, 10. December 2015, DEU
︎ Feature, intentionwithus, FORMAT Magazine, March 2015, DEU
︎ Feature, Upside Boston, New York International—Digital Design Invitation Exhibition, July 2015, USA, KOR


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Unless otherwise indicated, all materials are copyrighted by Jonas Voigt, 2019.