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. In 2017 she completed a Master Education in Arts from Amsterdam University of Arts.
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. From 2009 till 2019 she was lecturer at ArtEZ University of the Arts, AKV|St.Joost and tutor minor Cultural Diversity – Social Practice – at WdKA Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam. Teaching Design Anthropology, Participatory Action Research [PAR] and Cultural Sensitive Design. Students explore art & design research methods including activism, body movements, collaboration, collective making, corresponding, drawing, enactment, filmmaking, healing, intersectionality, performance, sensory mapping, reciprocity and rituals.