Harald Gruendl was born in 1967. He finished his habilitation in Theory and History of Design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 2009 and is the founder of the Institute of Design Research Vienna, which he built up in 2008. At the same time, he works as a designer for the Viennese studio EOOS, where he leads the Basic Research department and is one of the three managing partners. He teaches design theory as well as design practice at several national and international universities and stands for bridging disciplines. Harald published two books to date, “The Death of Fashion. The Passage Rite of Fashion in the Show Window” in 2007, and “The Cooked Kitchen. A Poetical Analysis” in 2008. Mail to Harald
Ulrike Haele was born in 1972. She studied Communication Science and Political Science at the University of Vienna and has a degree in Industrial Design from the University of Applied Arts Vienna. From 2000 to 2006 she was head of communications at the Architekturzentrum Wien, and from 2004 to 2006 lecturer at the FH Wien University of Applied Sciences for “Product- and Service-Design as USP”. Besides, she published articles in numerous renowned magazines in the fields of design and architecture like A10, Architektur & Bauforum, City or Zuschnitt. Mail to Ulrike
Marco Kellhammer was born in 1988. He studied Industrial Design at the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück. His work is focused on sustainability and ethics in design. In 2010 he visited the Shanghainese World Expo and did a project on sustainable consumption behavior before he studied one term abroad at the PUC Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Currently he is working for the IDRV and researching on sustainable design. In cooperation with designaustria and BaKiP8 he started a design transfer project supported by culture connected.
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was born in 1976 in Feldkirch, and joined the IDRV’s team in January 2012. She studied cultural science and aesthetics at the University of Hildesheim and has since been working in the field of curatorial practice and education at the threshold of fine arts, architecture and design. Her focus lies on collaborative strategies as well as projects with thematic approaches and interdisciplinary discourses. Christina is currently responsible for touring the IDRV’s exhibition „Tools for the Design Revolution“.
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Bernhard Ranner was born 1984. After being trained in Graphic Design and some years freelancing in the advertising world he studied Industrial Design at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Parallel to his studies he engaged in photography, documenting the underground electronic music scene in Austria under the pseudonym “Crowdstrudel”. Towards the end of his studies he set up a metal working / model building workshop together with a friend. Upon his graduation in 2011 he started to work at EOOS Design on the “Reinvent the Toilet Challenge” project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Martina Mara was born in 1981. She studied Journalism and Communication science at the University of Vienna and worked as a print journalist before becoming part of the IDRV’s scholarly staff in 2008. She is a researcher in the fields of social media, technology, and sustainability. Currently, she is working for the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz, Austria, and teaching at the University of Art and Design Linz. In addition, she is commencing work on her doctoral dissertation in Media Psychology.
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