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 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 (Gerrit Rietveld Academy), Amsterdam. In 2009 she participated in a Premaster Anthropology at Free University Amsterdam, followed by an Erasmus exchange at university KU Leuven, Belgium. In 2017 she completed a Master Education in Arts from Amsterdam University of Arts.
At the moment Tina is senior lecturer at HKU Utrecht School of the Arts, visiting lecturer at CAFA Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing and guest lecturer at BIFT Beijing Institute for Fashion & Technology, ArtEZ University of the Arts, AKV|St.Joost. From 2017 till 2019 she was tutor at minor Cultural Diversity – Social Practice – WdKA Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam. Teaching Design Anthropology with the focus on Participatory Action Research [PAR], Cultural Probes, Photovoices. Participants explore art & design research methods including activism, body movements, collaboration, collective making, corresponding, drawing, enactment, filmmaking, healing, intersectionality, performance, sensory mapping, reciprocity and rituals.