M.A. Social Design
Design Academy Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands since 2022
B.A. Industrial Design
Folkwang University of Arts, Essen, Germany 2018-2022
// Bachelor Thesis: “What can feminist design learn from patriarchy?” //
Web & Interior Designer
Tiny House Diekmann, Hamm, Germany 2018-2022
// New development, design, and programming of the entire web presence // Equipment of various Tiny Houses //
Compulsory Me Time after Burnout
Italy & Germany 2016-2018
// Funded by the Peter Hartz Grant //
Public Relations & Social Media
Quiero Salvar el Mundo haciendo Marketing, Madrid & Barcelona, Spain 2014-2016
// Co-Organizer of the “Sustainable Brands” Event 2015 // International communications // Translations //
Founder & Managing Director
Circus Soluna GbR Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Bosnia 2010-2013
// Planning & implementation of educational circus projects in schools, youth centers, and social institutions // planning & management of teambuilding events // truck driver // design, construction, and dismantling of flying structures // training of new employees //
Freelance, Europe-wide 2010-today
// Development and design of various websites for customers as a freelancer //
Mac OS Teacher
Learning to Understand, Ruhr Area, Germany 2009-2013
// Beginner courses for Mac users age 50+ //
Group & Seminar Leader
Circus Zappzarap, Germany 2007-2009
// Management of educational circus groups // Management of teambuilding events//
Wardrobe & Props
Theater an der Ruhr, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany 2001-2007
// Coat checker // Props manager of the play Etna //
Behind the Scenes
MError is a deep fake AI of yourself, giving you a personal summary of your day and a glimpse into the data profiling you are otherwise not aware of.
As a voluntary tracker, it summarizes all the information you share with the apps on your phone and creates a psychological profile of you – just like all the other trackers do too.
But unlike the other apps, MError does not sell your data, it rather mirrors your weaknesses and helps you be a “better you”. If you like it or not.
Rather, they question how we can optimize our bodies for other purposes relevant to a near-future context where issues such as artificial intelligence surveillance, gender identity demands, and the cultivation of self-care and self-awareness are at the forefront.
This intervention creates a cozy refuge and urban meeting place to playfully talk, reflect, and speculate about these issues.
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Make Kin is a (p)re-parenting retreat that invites participants to interrogate and challenge their notions around family, caregiving, and reproducing.
It is designed to help people reflect on their own lives, desires, and self-expression. What will give you the most satisfaction and fulfillment? What other forms of care, love, and intimacy are available to you? How would you justify your future child’s existence? And what about your inner child?
Because your first child should be your second one.
With a power-critical, deconstructive perspective, the goal is to decode patriarchal constructions in order to reveal the underlying relationships of domination and power and thus to gain the possibility of constructing new attributions of meaning. In other words, this thesis asks the question:
How can patriarchal power relations be decoded (in the sense of deconstructed) and overcome (in the sense of re-constructed) through feminist design – or:
What can feminist design learn from patriarchy?
This is a device that is there for you in case you feel isolated, alone, and/or sad.
You can mount it wherever you need it (table, chair, tree, etc) and start caressing your back immediately. Use it until you feel happy again.
Once you are done you can put it back on its feet and just let it be a beautiful piece of art. Waiting to serve you again. No questions asked.
How can you feel touched without being touched?
Quick experimental ideas following the first brainstorm sketches.
Experiments on feeling touched by somebody else and simplified mechanics.
Cry Mail for Help
You enter a dark room. When you step into the light your shadow appears. It moves like you. It seems to be you. But it‘s not the you of today. It’s an old version of yourself. See what happens when you start to play, and what time might change.
After a couple of weeks into the project, I understood how complicated it was to bring my idea to life. So I asked the only company I could find working in this field, for help. This is their answer:
Since I didn’t have 50.000 USD to spend on this project, I expressed my sincere thanks for their feedback and decided to see how far I can get on my own.
What surprised me is that their message did not demotivate me, but instead allowed me to dive fully into the project with nothing to lose, since I had it written in black and white that it is basically impossible to do.
Real-time experiments on driving a skeleton by using the tracked joint positions of a human moving in front of a hacked kinect.
Instead of looking for ways for female-raised humans to act out their suppressed anger in silence or without attracting attention, I decided to find a way to make it easier for us to be angry – at any time of the day.
Even when we decide to smile because we don’t feel like constantly looking furious, our shirt reminds the rest of the world that we are angry.
Now with some practical answers on the back, for all that get bored having to verbally answer the question: “But why are you angry?”
How can you release your anger at home or on the run?
The Homecoming Queen
Rotating decoration element with beatable pad on the back. For quick anger relief when you finally get home.
The Ice Queen
Beatable element out of the freezer. For discreet use lock yourself up in the bathroom and hang element from the shower.
The Marie Antoinette
Create your own Furygami© artwork. Take your time, enjoy the silence, focus on perfection and then smash it.
1 bottle of Vermuth
2 kg of ice
1 woman (minimum)
Before starting to drink, give the leftover ice a purpose.
Well, at least if you are prudent, dutiful and devotedly considerate women.
Women were harmed during, before and after the shooting of this movie.
Create your own little biodegradable ring that helps you reconnect with yourself. Through the ritualistic process of making it, using ingredients that everyone has at home, you charge it with a purpose. And when you wear it, touch it, and smell it, it reminds you to tune in with yourself instead of looking at your phone.
A ring that you solemnly create to see it die. Though by adding a seed it will grow into a flower. So you can toss it away and enjoy your ritual all over again.
A bracelet that helps you stay calm during a panic or anxiety attack – inspired by the ancient Pranayama breathing technique.
It is designed so you can use it in your everyday life without catching any attention.
The first four elevations help you count while you breathe in. The whole in the middle is for holding your breath. Like this, you are able to touch yourself for a moment, which can feel soothing and relaxing. The other six notches, while getting smaller, help you count while you breathe out.
This design of the bracelet was inspired by the ancient Pranayama breathing technique. Originally consisting in 4 seconds breathing in, holding the air for 7 seconds and then breathing out for 8 seconds. In my research I discovered that the time of the breathing intervals is not important but what counts is that you breathe out longer than you breathe in.
This video is 10 minutes long and serves the purpose to be found in case someone searches for help during a panic attack.
Please don’t bother sitting through it ..
This project is in progress.
Please come back every once in a while for updates – but only if you are very very keen to see how goes on 🙂
Thank you for your interest.
Why don’t you put your phone aside and just take a deep breath? I know it’s nice to constantly distract oneself with all the colorful thingsies on ones screen, but sometimes it’s time to just be.
So enjoy this honest meditation to help you get back into real life.
And if you are in front of nice biiiig screen later, you are very welcome to come back and have a look at my website – it turned out really nice!
PS: This not-showing-you-my-website-unless-you-open-it-on-your-computer is called “delayed gratification” and is like super important.
PPS: Also I didn’t make a mobile version for my website, so’ll you need at least a tablet-sized device to see it. The bigger, the better, it’s design we are talking about here!!