Design anthropology is an approach that explores global forces and enables forms of participatory engagement. In this emerging field of artistic and human centered inquiry Tina Lenz creates zones of improvisation and invites people into a design process. Existing conditions, places and rituals are collectively mapped, visualized and reimagined to discover possible alternative futures.
Tina is a German design researcher based in Amsterdam. In 1996 she graduated BFA in Graphic Design from Academy of Fine Art & Design St.Joost, Breda and completed in 1999 her MFA Design at Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. In 2009 she participated in a Premaster Anthropology at Free University Amsterdam, followed by an Erasmus exchange at university KU Leuven, Belgium. She has recently completed a Master Education in Arts from Amsterdam University of Arts.
Guest lecturer at Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, Utrecht School of the Arts, ArtEZ University of the Arts and tutor Cultural Diversity Social Practice Willem de Kooning Academy. Teaching generative methods, Sensitive Participatory Fieldwork, Design Anthropology, Participatory Action Research [PAR], Cultural Probes, Photo-voices, Graphic-voices, intersectionality, healing rituals, reciprocity.