Johanna Schmeer is an artist and designer. Her inquiry-based work explores the intersections of design, art, science, technology, and futures. She designs objects and experiences about the social, ethical, and cultural impact of new technologies on everyday life, with a focus on materials, narratives, and the human body. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including recently at the National Museum Stockholm, Ars Electronica Center Linz, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, and the Venice Biennale of Architecture. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of the Arts Berlin and an MA degree from the Royal College of Art.

    Contact: hello [at] johannaschmeer.com


    since 2010 – Designer / Artist / Lecturer – selected work below
    since 2015 – Lecturer at University of the Arts Berlin
    (BA Product Design & MA Design)
    2015 – Design Research & Project Management, PCH Innovations
    2014 & 2015 – Design Researcher, vHM Design Futures, London
    2014 & 2015 – Lecturer at Design Thinking and Innovation Academy Singapore (Masterclass Future-oriented Design Management)
    2013 – Designer at Electrolux Vision & Probing, Stockholm
    2010 – 2012 – Designer / Design Researcher at IxDS Interaction Design Studios, Berlin
    2009 – Research Assistant at Interaction Lab, Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen
    2009 – User Experience Research at Phaydon, Cologne


    2014 – MA degree Design Interactions, Royal College of Art, London
    2012 – Diplom degree, Visual Communication / Digital Media, UdK Berlin
    2011 – Exchange Scholarship, Media Design Programme, Art Center College, Pasadena



    18.3.2016 – 19.6.2016 .Exhibition – “WETRANSFORM – Art and Design about the Limits of Growth”, Neues Museum Nürnberg, Germany

    29.7.2016 – 7.9.2016 .Exhibition – “Shaping Future”, Josephs Nürnberg, Germany

    23.8. & 24.8.2016 .Workshops – “Shaping Future” – two Speculative Design workshops in collaboration with writer Gesine Last (Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation), Josephs Nürnberg, Germany

    17.9. & 18.9.2016 .Exhibition / Festival – Nesta FutureFest Art Prize, The Dock, London



    Exhibition – Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece
    Artist’s Talk / Panel Discussion – Symposium on Art + Science, Khoj International Artists’ Association, New Delhi, India
    Residency / Grant – Khoj International Artists’ Association & Wellcome Trust / DBT India Alliance, New Delhi, India
    Award – Shortlisted for Culture and Climate Change Award, London, UK
    Film Festival – Craft Film Festival, Crafts Council, Picturehouse Central, London, UK

    Exhibition – “Our Domestic Futures”, National Museum Stockholm
    Workshop – Werkkonferenz, Peter Behrens School of Arts, FH Düsseldorf
    Exhibition – Transitio MX Media Art Festival, Mexico City
    Exhibition – “Project Genesis” Exhibition (8/2013-8/2015), Ars Electronica Center, Linz
    Exhibition – “Mall No. 2″, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City
    Exhibition – “Out of Place”, Disseny Hub Barcelona
    Exhibition – “The Taste Of Change”, Reciprocity Design International Triennale, Liège
    Film Screening – “Bioplastic Fantastic” at Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York
    Exhibition – 16th International Media Art Biennale WRO 2015 TEST EXPOSURE, Wroclaw
    Exhibition – “NEED”, FuoriSalone, Ventura Lambrate, Milan Design Week
    Exhibition – “Conflicted”, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
    Exhibition – “Materials and Design”, Museo Ettore Fico, Turin
    Exhibition – “Unnatural Pleasures”, Radiant Gallery, Plymouth
    Exhibition – “Foodtopia”, Museum Boerhaave, Leiden
    Exhibition – “Hit the Future – Metropolitan Design”, Munich Creative Business Week, Munich
    Film Screening, Award – Shortlisted in the Oblique Award Section of Mecal International Film Festival, Barcelona
    Film Screening – Institute of Contemporary Arts London / London Short Film Festival
    Film Screening – Bunker, Ljubljana
    Teaching – Future-oriented Design Strategy / Design Management, DTIA Singapore

    Teaching – Visioning + Foresight / Design Management, DTIA Singapore
    Guest Lecture – Graphic & Media Design Department, London College of Communication
    Film Screening – Art Science Days, Ars Electronica Center, Linz
    Exhibition – “The Economics of Uncertainty”, The School of Tomorrow Archive, Swiss Pavilion, Venice Biennale of Architecture
    Exhibition – BioFiction Festival, Natural History Museum, Vienna
    Exhibition – SIAL Exhibition, Paris
    Exhibition – HAND Gallery
    Exhibition – Sustain Show, London Design Festival
    Awards Finalist – Sustain Awards, London Design Festival
    Exhibition, Curating – “Buy, buy, buy, put it down”, London Design Festival
    Residency – A Stroll Through A Fun Palace, Swiss Pavilion, Venice Biennale of Architecture
    Exhibition – Final Show, Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
    Teaching – Biobrick Workshop, with Raphael Kim, Royal College of Art, London

    Teaching – “Synthetic Biology Superheroes” workshop, Science Gallery Dublin
    Teaching – “Designing Biology”, one-week workshop, Across RCA, Royal College of Art, London
    Teaching – United Micro Kingdoms workshop with Dunne & Raby, Design Museum, London
    Exhibition – Royal College of Art Interim Show

    Award – HEFCE Bursary for studies at the Royal College of Art (2012-2014)
    Talk – DGTF – German Society for Design Theory and Research, Annual Conference, HAWK Hildesheim
    Talk – Fraunhofer Institute for Research Planning, Berlin
    Guest Lecture – Digital Basics, University of the Arts, Berlin

    Exhibition – Media Design Show, ACCD, Los Angeles
    Award – Exchange Scholarship, Art Center College, Pasadena
    Exhibition – Rundgang, University of the Arts, Berlin
    Publication, Presentation – “Touch Trace Mirror” ISEA Istanbul
    Publication, Presentation – Paper “Asynchronous Collaborative Messaging as a Means for Creating a Relatedness, TEI Conference, Madeira

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