Design and Research
Designing with Algorithms—Reflections on the Book Design. A design commentary in: Dörrenbacher, J./Hassenzahl, M./Neuhaus, R./Ringfort-Felner, R.. Meaningful Futures with Robots—About the Design of a New Coexistence with Machines. Taylor and Francis.
Research assistance, graphic design and writing for the publication: Mareis, M./Greiner-Petter, M./Renner, M. (2022). Critical by Design? Genealogies, Practices, Positions, Transcript. →here
“Ci concimiamo a vicenda”, Building support structures as part of design practice. Interview with Bianca Elzenbaumer in: Mareis, M./Greiner-Petter, M./Renner, M. (2022). Critical by Design? Genealogies, Practices, Positions, Transcript. →here
Critical By Design? The book's design as SF figures. A design commentary in collaboration with Marius Förster in: Mareis, M./Greiner-Petter, M./Renner, M. (2022). Critical by Design? Genealogies, Practices, Positions, Transcript. →here
Audio walk “Rehearsing interconnected design practice”, in collaboration with RIBL (Research Institute of Botanical Linguistics), at the Conference: “Attending (to) Futures”, Technology Arts Science, TH Köln. Research subject: Posthumanism and Design. →here
“Let’s design with monsters. An attempt for interconnected (design) practices.” and Workshop “Cross-Species Survival”, in collaboration with RIBL, at Master Studio, FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel. Research subject: Posthumanism and Design.
“Socially engaged design practice—a dilemma?” at Conference: “Werkstatt Gesellschaft” at FH Aachen, University of Applied Science. Research subject: Alternative (design-) economies.
“Cross-Species Surviving” in collaboration with RIBL, at Neuhaus Curriculum at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. Research subject: Posthumanism and Design.
“All too human”, a dinner workshop in collaboration with RIBL, at Hackers&Designers Summer School in Amsterdam. Research subject: Posthumanism and Design.
Research, coordination, co-moderation of one panel of the "Critical by Design? The Potentials and Limitations of Materialized Critique” conference at Academy of Art and Design in Basel. Research subject: Criticality in design, socially and politically engaged design practice. →here
“Living things out”, an interdisciplinary teaching format in collaboration with Martin Sonderkamp and Darko Dragicevic at the Y-Institut, Bern University for Arts (BUA) Research subject: Critical Design, interdisciplinarity.
“Datenspuren: Data Traces: Big Data in the Context of Culture & Society”, Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures at Academy of Art and Design (FHNW) in cooperation with Haus der Elektronischen Künste Basel (HeK). →here
Meike Hardt is a multidisciplinary designer and a Ph.D. researcher at AI DeMos Lab, TU Delft. She is interested in the political dimension of design and is researching about community-led design practice, "critical" making within the socio-technological context, and diverse (design) economies, using intersectional feminist and post-colonial theories as lenses. She initiated the Feminist Design Reading Group and is part of the design research group RIBL, Research Institute of Botanical Linguistics, which investigates design from the critical posthuman perspective. From 2018 to 2021, she was involved as a researcher and coordinator, in the research project Critical by Design? at the Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures (IXDM), FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel, Switzerland, and from 2016 to 2020, she was co-founder of the design studio m—d—bureau in Zurich.
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Design and Research