ABOUT

Johanna designs and researches functional fictions, improbable futures, and products that explore the social, ethical, and cultural impact of new technologies on everyday life. She is based in Berlin.

Contact: hello [at] johannaschmeer.com

WORK:

since 2015 – Assistant Professor, Product Design, UdK Berlin
since 2015 – Project Lead / Design & Materials Research,
PCH Innovations, Berlin
since 2010 – Freelance Designer
2014 – 2015 – Designer / Consultant at vHM Design Futures, London
Dec 2014 & Jan 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

STUDIES:

2014 – MA degree, Design Interactions, Royal College of Art, London
2012 – Diplom degree, Visual Communication (Digital Media), University of the Arts Berlin
2011 – Exchange Scholarship, Graduate Media Design Department, Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles

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CURRENT / UPCOMING:

1.8.2013 – 1.8.2015 Exhibition – “Project Genesis” Exhibition, Ars Electronica Center, Linz

14.8.2013 – 14.9.2015 Exhibition – “Mall No. 2″, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City

29.6.2015 – 31.10.2015 Exhibition – “Out of Place”, Disseny Hub Barcelona

1.10.2015 – 1.11.2015 Exhibition – “The Taste Of Change”, Reciprocity Design International Triennale, Liège

18.9.2015 – 15.11.2015 Exhibition – “Our Domestic Futures”, National Museum Stockholm

PAST:

2015
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

2014
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

2013
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

2012
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

2011
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

© 2015