Tina Lenz is lecturer Design Anthropology Design Academy Eindhoven, Culture Expert master Advanced Concept Design TU Delft, lecturer Artistic Research HKU Utrecht and guest lecturer Design Anthropology at School of Design CAFA Beijing. She organizes fieldwork based on Culture Sensitive Design and conducts action research together with students, residents and other participants. Her activities are grounded on the following principles of design anthropology: local participation and collaboration, forward-looking, holism, performative, iterative, transdisciplinary, transformation, evaluation and unfolding of possibilities.
In 1999 she completed her master’s degree at Sandberg Instituut. In 2009 she participated in a premaster in anthropology at the Vrije Universiteit, followed by an Erasmus exchange at the University of KU Leuven, Belgium. In 2017 she completed a master’s degree in Art Education at the Amsterdam University of the Arts. In 2018 she organized design research Moving Moengo together with filmmaker Magda Augusteijn and residents of Moengo in collaboration with art academy Nola Hatterman, Paramaribo. In 2019 they were artist-in-residence at Werkplaats Molenwijk Framer Framed and realized with support of Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst the exhibition Van Amulet to Artefact. In 2020, the artistic research Ritueel Opened was set up at Drieslag shopping center on behalf of Bureau Ruimtekoers with a contribution from Creative Industries Fund NL. In the meantime, together with Collectief de Drieslag and Yosser Dekker, artistic director Bureau Ruimtekoers, the Persian, Kurdish spring festival Norooz will be launched with support from the Fund for Cultural Participation. Urban interventions will be initiated in collaboration with Circus Andersom and residents of Malburgen. Together with initiator Madelinde Hageman, Language for Loneliness workshops are given at Framer Framed in Amsterdam East for young people between 16 – 24 years old. Think, talk and help build the Tower of Babel, a new art project at NDSM. In the summer of 2021, TAAK and the NDSM-werf Foundation will invite Amsterdammers and local communities to create a large installation with city stories and visions of the future at the wharf in Amsterdam North. Till May 2022, commissioned by DOEN Foundation, an explorative study will be conducted to measure the impact of social practices in which participants actively shape the creative process. Collecting valuable insights about how we achieve more ownership of ourselves and our environment by means of radical imagination and how it resonates against the background of changes in society? © Diederick Bulstra Photography