Tina is a German social designer based in Amsterdam. In 1996 she studied graphic design at Academy of Fine Art & Design St. Joost, Breda and completed in 1999 her master’s degree in Design at Sandberg Institute Amsterdam. In 2009 she participated in a premaster in anthropology at the VU Amsterdam, 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. Tina is currently discussing setting up the minor Design Anthropology in collaboration with HKU & Utrecht University.

Tina is senior lecturer at HKU Utrecht School of the Arts, visiting professor at CAFA┬áCentral Academy of Fine Arts Beijing and guest lecturer at BIFT Beijing Institute for Fashion & Technology. From 2009 to 2019 she was lecturer Social Design VEGA school Durban, teacher Moving Design – Human Matters – ArtEZ Zwolle, supervisor final exam students AKV | St. Joost and tutor minor Cultural Diversity WdKA Rotterdam.

She organizes fieldwork based on Participatory Action Research [PAR], Culture Sensitive Design and conducts artistic research together with students, residents and other participants. Her research is grounded on the following principles of design anthropology: local participation and collaboration, forward-looking, holism, performative, iterative, transdisciplinary, transformation, evaluation and unfolding of possibilities (Miller, 2018).