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Veronika Aumann

PhD Candidate

V.M. Aumann MA
+31 71 527 2727

Veronika is a PhD candidate at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA).

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Veronika Aumann (1985, DE) is a textile designer and researcher. Her work focuses on relations between humans, machines and materials and arises from a process-based and fictional approach to design.

After studying Textile Design at Weißensee Academy of Arts, Berlin and Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, she worked with responsive textiles and shape-changing materials with and for partners such as the Fraunhofer Institutes IZM / IWU, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, the Design Research Lab or the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence. Currently, she is a researcher in the field of Active Matter at Weißensee Academy of Arts within the frame of the DiGiTaL excellence programme.

Aumann serves on the selection committee of Designfarm Berlin, in the design collective Beyond Materials and in the Forschungskreis – Production of Knowledge in Art and Design. Her work has been shown at i.e. Bauhaus Dessau, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, London Design Festival and Dutch Design Week. She regularly teaches and conducts workshops, most recently at the eLAB - Laboratory for Interactive Technologies at Weißensee Academy of Arts, Berlin.


Digital Materials

The project introduces the fiction of “Digital Materials” and aims to show how an iterative process of describing, analysing and prototyping these textile materials might contribute to the creation of non-hierarchical and non-determined forms of tangible interaction between humans and digital technologies. The idea of designing “Digital Materials” is driven by the shimmering possibilities that might to be found there, where our continuous sensory experiences of the physical world enter into a dynamic engagement with the infinite discrete alternatives of the digital world.

More can be found in Research Projects.

PhD Candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Academie der Kunsten
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