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I am a design researcher, author and teacher of design theory.


Currently I am working at the chair for Ubiquitous Design / Experience and Interaction at the University of Siegen. My research focus is on performative methods in design, on theories about animism transferred to HCI and design (techno-animism) and on interaction and design strategies of social robots.

After studying at Köln International School of Design (KISD) in Cologne and at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, I obtained my diploma of design at KISD. At the Ruhr University of Bochum I completed the postgraduate degree programme ›Art Criticism & Curatorial Knowledge‹. I worked for several research and exhibition projects dealing with urban culture, subversive design and social utopia e.g. in Taipei, Tbilisi, Basel and Cologne. Moreover, I worked as researcher at Köln International School of Design in Cologne and at the department of Design at Hochschule Niederrhein in Krefeld.

I did my PhD at the Folkwang University of the Arts. 

Awards & Scholarships

Award for young academics, University of Siegen.


Scholarship of Design Quartier Ehrenfeld (DQE) for the research project ›Unsichtbare Stadt Ehrenfeld im Kopf‹.


Nominated for the Cologne Design Award. 


Scholarship of the DAAD for studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.


Scholarship StudEx for working at the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel.  


Scholarship of the DAAD, Taiwan Summer Institute Programm for the research project ›Mobile Eating‹.

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