Lilo Viehweg is a design researcher and lecturer. In her works she investigates knowledge transfer and social processes between humans and non-humans. Her focus lies on collective investigations of critical questions and narratives around the hierarchies of knowledge production and the related socio-political conditions of design. She teaches design anthropology, curates exhibitions collaboratively and develops participatory mediation tools.

Since her studies at the University of Art and Design Halle and the University of the Arts Berlin she has been active in various cultural fields between academic research, collaborations with museums, as well as cross-media projects with independent groups and diverse actors. At the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation she investigated material knowledge through design processes together with research partners like the Weißensee Academy of Arts Berlin, Zurich University of Arts, the Material Archive Switzerland, the Material Science Department of the Ruhr University Bochum, the Geoscientific Collection at the Bergakademie Freiberg and the Fraunhofer Institute as well as independent collectives, schools and visitors at museums. At the Weizenbaum Institute at the University of the Arts in Berlin she investigated interrelationships between transdisciplinary strategies and material cycles of the digitalisation, and looked into open science networks in Berlin together with Gameli Adzaho of Global Lab Network Ghana.

She is currently a PhD candidate with the make/sense PhD programme at Academy of Art and Design Basel and Art University Linz, a research associate at Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and lecturer at the international Master's programme COOP Design Research at the University of Applied Science Anhalt with the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and the Humboldt University Berlin.

Workshops, Lectures, Talks

2021
Festival online "Study Rooms 2021 Infrastructure" / Co-Curation, Coordination / Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, DE
Talk online "Piezo Fragments" / Salon of Open Secrets / Mz* Baltazar’s Lab Vienna, AUT
Lecturer COOP Design Research / Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and University of Applied Sciences Dessau, DE

2020
Festival online "Study Rooms 2020 Habitat" / Co-Moderation, Coordination / Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, DE
Talk online "Social Matters" / Class of Laurence Schwanengel / Lycée La Matinière de Diderot Lyon, FR
Workshop online "Data Transfer" / "Diversity Art Life" Symposium / Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, DE
Workshop online "Decoding Recoding" /Guest Lecturer Design Methods Seminar by Dr. Daniel Irrgang / UdK, DE
Talk online "Material as Experiment" / University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwest Switzerland Basel, CH
Workshop "Deposium" / Banska Stiavnica, SK
Lecture / Workshop online "Situating Habitat“ / Open Studios India / Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, DE
Talk online "Designmethods" with Christian Zöllner / Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, DE
Lecturer COOP Design Research / Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and University of Applied Sciences Dessau, DE

2019
Workshop "Decoding - Recoding" / Critical Zones Study Group / ZKM / National Archaeological Museum Matera, IT
Workshop "The Disassembly Line" / Berlin Open Lab / Weizenbaum Institut / University of the Arts Berlin, DE
Talk / Moderator "Matters of Sustainability" / Hurra Hurra Festival / University of Art and Design Halle, DE
Talk "Gaps and Bridges" / "Changing Values" Conference / MAK Vienna, AUT
Workshop "In-Between" at "Deposium" / Banska St A Nica / Banska Stiavnica, SK
Workshop "Anthropocene Fossils" at "unselect" festival / Kleine Humboldt Galerie / Humboldt University Berlin, DE
Workshop "Localities and Materialities of Care" at the "Does Design Care…?" 2 Workshop / Chiba University, JPN
Talk "Social Material Research" / In the Midl Forum / Bratislava Design Week, SK
Guest Lecturer / COOP Design Research / Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, DE

2018
Talk "Material as Experiment" together with Julia Wolf / dgtf conference / Academy of Design Karlsruhe, DE
Workshop "transdisciplinary futures" / Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, DE
Guest Lecturer "Material as Experiment" / Interaction Design / Zurich University of the Arts, CH
Talk and Workshop / Deposium Conference / Banská Štiavnica, SK
Workshop "sensing materials lab" together with Julia Wolf / Werkbund Archive - Museum of Things / Berlin, DE
Talk "Designerly Ways of Doing" together with Julia Wolf and Lapatsch|Unger / Leopoldina Academy of Sciences, Halle, DE

2017
Symposium "Material as Experiment" host together with Julia Wolf and Veronika Aumann / Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, DE
Talk "communication in transdisciplinary projects" / Deutscher Museumsbund / Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, DE
Guest Lecturer "Material Utopia" / Anhalt University of Applied Sciences / Dessau, DE
Guest Lecturer / COOP Design Research / Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, DE
Guest Lecturer / Reiseuni_lab / Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, DE
Workshop "Auf Sendung!" Open Workshop for Children / Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, DE
Talk "smart materials satellites" / SYN Award / Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, DE

2016
Talk "TABU" / dgtf conference / Anhalt University of Applied Sciences / Dessau, DE

2015
Guest Lecturer "objects and moving images"/ Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, DE

Selected Exhibitions (Collaborative Curation)

2019
"In-Between" / "Deposium" / Banska St A Nica / Banska Stiavnica, SK
"Forschungswerkstatt" / Technology Collections Dresden, DE

2018
"material as experiment" / Material Archive at Zurich University of the Arts, CH
"smart materials satellites" / Ecsite / Geneva, CH
"Forschungswerkstatt" / Technology Collections Dresden, DE
"sensing materials lab" / Werkbund Archive - Museum of Things / Berlin, DE

2017
"material as experiment" / Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, DE

Selected Screenings, Exhibitions (Participant), Awards

2020
"In-Between" / "Human by Design" / MAK Vienna, AUT

2019
"In-Between" / "Human by Design" / Slovak Design Center / Bratislava, SK
"Moritz Winnebrock" / Hurra Hurra Festival / Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, DE
"Material Codes" at "unsown - ungesäht" Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Humboldt University Berlin, DE

2018
"Moritz Winnebrock" / Cellu L'Art Filmfestival / Jena, DE

2016
"Dust to Dust Beta" / "Growing Limitations" by Studio Quei / Goethe Institute Libanon / Design Week Beirut, LBN
"Moritz Winnebrock" / New Year's Reception Film Association Saxony e.V. / Dresden, DE

2015
"Moritz Winnebrock" / Winner Newcomer Award / Film Association Saxony e.V., DE
"Moritz Winnebrock" / Flimmerzimmer 365° Filmfestival / Berlin, DE
"Moritz Winnebrock" / 20min|max Filmfestival / Ingolstadt, DE
"Moritz Winnebrock" / Cellu L'Art Filmfestival / Jena, DE
"Moritz Winnebrock" / Kurzsuechtig Filmfestival / Leipzig, DE
Kahla Porzellan / Ambiente / Frankfurt a.M., DE
UDK Design Graduates at IMM Cologne / Köln, DE

2014
"Moritz Winnebrock" / Flimmerzimmer / Creative Office e.V. / Berlin, DE
UDK Design Graduates / UDK / Berlin, DE
"Moritz Winnebrock" / Backup Filmfestival / Weimar, DE
"Moritz Winnebrock" / Nomination Backup Filmfestival Award / Weimar, DE
"Moritz Winnebrock" / Genrenale Filmfestival / Kino Babylon / Berlin, DE

2013
"Moritz Winnebrock" / Kino Krokodil / Berlin, DE

2010 - 2012
"Lynch by Inch" curated by Alexandra von Stosch / Galerie „L40“ / Berlin, DE
"Do Good!" / DMY Satellites / Designtransfer / Berlin, DE
"Objects & Filmlets" curated by Frieda Bellmann / Galerie „bauer&ewald“ / Berlin, DE
"DMY Snapshots" / Designtransfer / Berlin, DE

Education and Academic Research

since 09/2021 PhD Candidate make/sense PhD programme, FhNW Basel, Kunstuniversität Linz
since 10/2019 Research Associate / Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, DE
since 10/2019 Lecturer / University of Applied Science Anhalt, Dessau, DE
2019 Research Associate / Weizenbaum Institute for Networked Society, Design Research Lab Berlin, University of the Arts Berlin, DE
2016-2018 Research Associate / Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, DE
2008-2013 Industrial Design Studies / University of the Arts Berlin, DE
2012 Cultural Studies (guest) / Humboldt University Berlin, DE
2005-2008 Industrial Design Studies / Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, DE