Lisa Baumgarten lives in Berlin and wears many hats. She was trained as Communication Designer at the Department of Design in Darmstadt, the University of Portsmouth (UK) and the Estonian Academy of Arts (EE), from 2008–2014.
As Art Director and Creative Consultant, she works for cultural institutions and corporate giants on analog and digital projects.
Lisa is a notorious question-asker. As researcher she investigates design history, theory and design pedagogies. In 2019 she co-founded Teaching Design – a collectively gathered bibliography & conversational format focusing on design education from intersectional feminist & decolonial perspectives.
As critical design mediator she focuses on pointing out scopes of action and empowering students to question and break through consolidated structures. Lisa gives lectures, organizes workshops and performs critical dialogs.


Workshop with Antonia Schneemann
as part of Teaching Design CONVERSATIONS at A–Z, Berlin
Lead by the question ’Why do I do what I do - like I do it – and not differently?
we will introduce four techniques to reflect on how we SEE, how we ACT,
how we THINK and how we want to TEACH and LEARN.

28.01. – 11.02.2020
Temporary Library and events at A–Z, Berlin
with Anja Neidhardt

Performing In Dialog with Things at Brandwandgespräche, Berlin
with Anja Neidhardt and the event’s participants

Recent Activities

15. – 16. November 2019
Performing In Dialog with Things at the DGTF Conference 2019
with Anja Neidhardt

25. October 2019
Exhibiting the Super VR Silk Screen Series as part of
the exhibition of the Artist in Residency program by
POSTERWOMEN x SDW Berlin at SDW Berlin

28. September, 4:15 pm, Berghain Kantine
Panel with Luise from And She Was Like: BÄM!:
STRUCTURE(s) - Exchange and work on topics such as gender,
diversity, participation and politics in art and design education.

at Good To Talk 2019

September 2019
Artist Residency

14. – 15. June 2019
Contributing to Formats of Care,
a two day convening at Floating University and UdK Berlin
organized by Soft Agency (Rosario Talevi, Gilly Karjevsky)

7. June 2019
In Dialog with Things
Performative Dialogue with Anja Neidhardt in
the course of Lange Nacht der Ideen 2019,
an event organised by re:publica

07. – 17. June 2019
Access / No Access  – TRANSFORMATION IX
Exhibition at Temporäre Galerie, Campus Rütli, Berlin

Lecture ship at University of the Arts Bremen, "Integrated Design"
Poster design and Typography

Performative Supper Club with The Herblab London
hosted by ALTE LEDEREI, Cologne

Lecture and Q&A 
Fachbereich Gestaltung, Darmstadt

HANNAH, interactive installation
Platine Festival, Cologne
in collaboration with Regina Reusch

Critical Design Mediation

I am currently offering seminars at University of the Arts BremenHTW Berlin and University of the Arts BerlinI am available for lectures, workshops and seminars. For more information please contact me via e-Mail.

Current seminars:

What we have in common
SS 2020
with Prof. Tania Prill
Integrated Design (M.A.),
University of the Arts Bremen

Master Studio »School of Visual Combinations«

Messy History
SS 2020
Integrated Design (M.A.),
University of the Arts Bremen

Designhistory and -theory

Messy History
SS 2020
with Julia Meer
Communication Design (B.A.), HTW Berlin
Art and Design history 

Previous Lectureships:

Grand Theft Typo
WS 2019/20
Integrated Design (B.A.),
University of the Arts Bremen

Typography with a focus on the history of type and typography as political tool.

WELTFORMAT Graphic Design Festival
SS 2019
with Paul Steinmann und Prof. Tania Prill,
Integrated Design (B.A.),
University of the Arts Bremen

Typography and poster design for the WELTFORMAT Festival in Lucerne (CH) with a focus on the relation between typography and ideology

Formats of Awkwardness
WS 2019/20
Communication design (B.A.),
BURG Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle

Typography inspired by performance methods such as Fluxus or The Rodina, developing own scores and instructions, experimenting and breaking rules

Selected Clients and Collaborators

Absurd Dialog
Amazon Music Deutschland
And She Was Like: BÄM!
Anja Neidhardt
Architektursommer Rhein-Main
Atelier Gilman (CH)
Campus Rütli – CR2 (UK)
Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Institut für Industriedesign Darmstadt
Junge Akademie der Künste Berlin
Laura Bernhardt
Lucie Schroeder
Meiré und Meiré
Museum Giersch
Paul Steinmann
Platine Festival Köln
Philipp Schenk-Mischke
Random Studio (NL)
Royal College of Psychiatrists, London (UK) re:publica
simple GmbH
Silvia Ploner
Sruli Recht
Studio Hato (UK)
Theaterhaus Jena
U9 Visuelle Allianz
Wieden+Kennedy (US)


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10997 Berlin
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