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Viola S. Ahrensfeld
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EDUCATION

Since 10/2017
Structured Ph.D. program »Art & Design, Free Art, Media Art« at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Working title: »Embodied Interaction Design – sensuous technologies and the technological sense: on the interactions of social and technical systems in the anthropocene«.

05/2018 – 06/2018
»Ecoacoustics program«, education in sound-driven, spatial Experience Design with School of Machines Berlin at MONOM – Center for Spatial Sound.

10/2007 – 01/2013
Product Design Studies at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Graduation with a diploma. Thesis title: »Designing Healthcare – Strategien zur Verhütung von nosokomialen Infektionen in Krankenhäusern« [Designing Healthcare – Strategies for the prevention of nosocomial infections in German hospitals], cooperation with Universitätsklinikum Jena.

09/2006 – 09/2007
Internship with the sculptor Wolfgang Göddertz, Cologne.

06/2006
High school graduation at Gymnasium Kreuzgasse, Cologne.

01/2005
Internship at the Max Planck Institute for plant breeding research in Cologne at the department for plant breeding and genetics with Prof. Dr. Maarten Koorneef and Christiane Gebhardt.

EMPLOYMENT & HONORARY POSITIONS

Since 07/2020
Scholarship holder of »Thüringer Graduiertenförderung«.

Since 01/2020
Member of the Diversity Advisory Board at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

Since 04/2019
Elected representative of the doctoral candidates of the faculty Art & Design at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

Since 04/2018
Elected representative of the doctoral candidates and Postdocs at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

Since 02/2018
Research assistant at Bauhaus Research School and tutor at the International Ph.D. Network.

03/2020 – 07/2020
Costume and stage design in collaboration with Mila van Daag: »La Giuditta« at University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar, directed by Roman Hovenbitzer.
// POSTPONED due to Covid-19-pandemic!

02/2020 – 06/2020
Costume and stage design in collaboration with Mila van Daag: »Ronja Räubertochter« at Nordharzer Städtebundtheater, directed by Fernando Blumenthal.
// POSTPONED due to Covid-19-pandemic!

06/2018 – 04/2020
Project management, editing and proofreading for the exhibition project and online research archive »Radiophonic Spaces« for Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Prof. Nathalie Singer, Chair of Experimental Radio), HKW Berlin and Museum Tinguely Basel.

07/2019
Exhibition conception, development and realization in collaboration with Michael Braun: »Insight Into Research« for Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

12/2018 – 05/2019
Conference conception, development and realization: »YBRC 19 – Create the CO« for Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / Bauhaus Research School.

01/2019 – 05/2019
Costume and stage design in collaboration with Mila van Daag: »Captain’s Dinner« at Nordharzer Städtebundtheater, directed by Fernando Blumenthal.

09/2013 – 10/2016
Head of development department at KAHLA/Thüringen Porzellan GmbH.

05/2013 – 07/2013
Costume and stage design (assistance) »Till Eulenspiegel« for Theater Erfurt / DomStufen-Festspiele Erfurt, directed by Barbara Schöne.

EXHIBITIONS, LECTURES & PUBLICATIONS

2020
Publication of the conceptual design »Tischzeug« in: Yilmaz, Canan (ed.), Für alle Menschen – Ausstellungskatalog, Weimar, 2020 (in progress).

07/2020
Lecture on »Auditve Boundary Objects – An Investigation of Design, Ethics and the Things in Between« at Performance Studies international 2020 – annual conference, Rijeka (Croatia).
// POSTPONED due to Covid-19-pandemic!

11/2019 – 03/2020
Group exhibition »Reclaim Context« at HfG-Archiv Ulm, as part of the exhibition series »Bauhaus Studio 100«.

06/2019
Group exhibition »Unser Bauhaus – Teil 5« at Neufert Box, Weimar, as part of the exhibition series »Bauhaus Studio 100«.

04/2019
Lecture on »Doctorate in Art & Design« at Thüringer Kompetenznetzwerk Gleichstellung, Jena.

06/2018
Sound installation »Nexus«, at MONOM – Center for Spatial Sound Berlin; in collaboration with Christian Duka (IT) and Joseph Banh (CA).

11/2015
Lecture at »Innovationskonferenz – Bereit zum nächsten Schritt?« [Innovation conference – Ready for the next step?] for Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany), Berlin; with Stefan Pieck (ZIK OncoRay Dresden), Prof. Dr. Oliver Kurzai (ZIK Septomics and InfectControl 2020 Jena), Holger Raithel (KAHLA/Porzellan Thüringen).

09/2013
Participant at iF-Workshop »QuoVadis Design?«, Fraueninsel Chiemsee, see also: Willhelm Vossenkuhl (ed.), Quo vadis Design – vier Thesen. München: IF Design Media, 2014.

04/2013
Group exhibition at »Aveneo«, Messe Nürnberg.