Lynn Harles | 1990 | Luxemburg | Berlin

Designresearch
Science Communication
Design in the BioTechnosphere
Explorations

Lynn is a luxembourgish design researcher (born 1990) and currently based in Berlin.During her studies in Communication Design at Hochschule Trier, she started focussing on the innovative potential of the interdisciplinary intersection of design and science, regarding societal and environmental changes. Her M.A.- Project „Design in the Anthropocene“ (2016) is questioning the role of design in times of anthropogenic environmental challenges and was awarded with the Luxembourg Design Award in 2017 (Junoir Talents Gold).

In 2018, she started her professional career as a Research Fellow in „Designbased strategies“ at the Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation in Berlin, where she is working with a broad range of international clients and research partners on diverse future topics (Future of Work, Ethics & IoT, Innovation for development, Biological Transformation). In terms of her job position, she is currently applying for a Design-PHD focussing on new challenges for interdisciplinary design disciplines in a biotechnological future.

She believes that the understanding of design needs a radical paradigm shift in order to find feasible, tangible and reliable solutions for current socio-ecological challenges. She is convinced that the burgeoning interdependences between social needs, science, innovation and design will not only create new roles for designers but also offers a great potential to shape planet-centered futures. For her, design is no longer about making things looking sexy through product design, or to make them more easy-to-use and consumable through graphic-, communicationor UX-Design. The upcoming diversed design movements with approaches such as social design, participatory design, speculative design, design for debate, design research, etc. can lead to a popular new understanding of design. These approaches are not completely new, as they are evolving from the initial design movement in the 1960‘s, which have already proved their positive impact of design on social and ecological challenges.

In collaboration with stakeholders from science and R&I, Lynn explores the borders of speculative design methods to pose questions about our understanding of nature, our future coliving with non-humanbeings (natural organisms, technology) and to create tangible (biotechnological) future scenarios.

2014 – 2016
MA KOMMUNIKATIONSDESIGN

Schwerpunkt: Design Research
Master of Arts | Note: 1,0
Hochschule Trier

2011 – 2014
BA KOMMUNIKATIONSDESIGN

Schwerpunkt: Sustainable Design
Bachelor of Arts | Note: 1,1
Hochschule Trier

LUXEMBOURG DESIGN AWARD 2017

Gold Gewinnerin im Bereich: Young Talents
Projekt: „Design in the Anthropocene“
Schwerpunkt: Design & Forschung

GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2015

Nominiert im Bereich:
Newcomer Communication Design
Projekt: Woodpacker
Schwerpunkt: Sustainable Design

GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2015

Nominiert im Bereich:
Newcomer Product Design
Projekt: Woodpacker
Schwerpunkt: Sustainable Design

LUXEMBOURG DESIGN AWARD 2015

Nominiert im Bereich: Young Talents
Projekt: Woodpacker
Schwerpunkt: Sustainable Design

KREATIVSONAR

Gewinnerin 2015
Projekt: Woodpacker

Under the Plastic

Vortragssreihe: Hungry Planet
Organisatoren: Slowfood Luxembourg & Rotondes
Oktober 2015 | Rotondes, Luxemburg

How to create a better future through Science, Exploration And design

Die Kreativen Trier | Kreativtreff
Mai 2016 | Trier

Designbiennale Luxembourg | 2016

Kollektivausstellung: Local Craft Meets Design
Projekt: The Revolution of Things
Schwerpunkt: Materialforschung & Design
Cercle Cité

FRAUNHOFER IAO | Centre for Responsible Research and Innovation
| Feb 18 – jetzt

Research Fellow | Vollzeit
Designbasierte Strategieentwicklung | Berlin

MEFA MEDIENFABRIK SA | Jun 17 – Feb 18

Concept & Account Management | Vollzeit
Agentur für Strategie & Design  | Luxemburg
Schwerpunkt: Design Strategy & Corporate Culture

MEFA MEDIENFABRIK GMBH | Aug 16 – Jun 17

Junior Art Director | Vollzeit
Agentur für Design & Strategie | Trier
Schwerpunkt: Corporate Design

STUDIO LÜNN | seit 2015

Projektgründerin
Experimentelles Studio für Forschung & Desig

LIGATURA DESIGN | Nov 14 – Okt 15

Designer | Teilzeit
Design Agentur | Saarbrücken
Schwerpunkt: Startup Culture

BILDPILOTEN | Mai  – Sep 15

Praktikum
Agentur für Film, Animation und VFX | Saarbrücken
Schwerpunkt: Animation von Erklärvideos

 

HOCHSCHULE TRIER |Okt 13 – Feb 14

Hilfswissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Modellbau und 3D | Fachbereich Gestaltung, Kommunikationsdesign

MATZAT DESIGN | Jul 13 – Jan 14

Werkstudentin
Design Agentur | Trier
Schwerpunkt: Kultur & Öffentlichkeit

MODULOR DESIGN SA | Sep 11 – Mär 13

Werkstudentin
Möbeldesign & Innenarchitektur | Luxemburg
Schwerpunkt: Marketing & Copywriting


GAP ARCHITECTES 

Architekturbüro | Luxemburg
Schwerpunkt: Marketing & Copywriting

GLOBAL HIMALAYAN EXPEDITION 

Expeditionsmitglied | Volontariat
Fokus: Erneuerbare Energien & sozialer Wandel
Ladakh, Nordindien | Juni 2016

ODYSSEA HUMPBACK WHALE INTERNSHIP

Forschungsassistenz | Praktikum
Fokus: Genforschung & Umweltschutz | Buckelwale
Puerto Lopez, Ecuador | September 2015

PANGAEA EXPLORATION EXPEDITION

Expeditionsmitglied | Volontariat
Fokus: Auswirkungen von Mikroplastiken auf Plankton
Nord Atlantik Überquerung | Juli 2015

ODYSSEA MANATEE INTERNSHIP

Forschungsassistenz | Praktikum
Fokus: Tierschutz | Florida Seekühe
Cristal River, Florida | Januar 2015

PINEAPPLES, GLOBAL WAVES & NEW DESIGN ERA

Der Klimawandel aus der Sicht eines Designers
Forum Magazin für Politik, Gesellschaft und Kultur
Ausgabe Nr. 356   |  Seite 52ff