Lisa Baumgarten is a Designer, Researcher and Lecturer. She currently offers seminars in design history and practice at UdK Berlin, HfK Bremen, and HTW Berlin. In 2019 she co-founded the research platform Teaching Design – a collectively gathered bibliography focusing on design education from intersectional feminist & decolonial perspectives. In this context Lisa investigates the potential of conversational formats as means to transform design education. Next to her creative practice Lisa is doing her second M.A. in Cultural Studies at Humboldt-University Berlin. Her current M.A. research focuses on design education, its entanglements with neoliberalism and student activism within design schools.

Lisa studied Communication Design at the Department of Design in Darmstadt, the University of Portsmouth (UK) and the Estonian Academy of Arts (EE), from 2008–2014.



Upcoming
27 – 29 May 2021
Participating in Creative Bodies—Creative Minds Conference
at the Department of Sociology, University of Graz, Austria
With the paper The Very Last Design Conference: Gendering Intersections – Towards an actionable criticality
written with Imad Gebrayel

Recent Activities
17.–18.10.2020
Group exhibition HOT MESS at Prince Charles, Berlin
Exhibiting a digital reproduction “Translations” – from the Super VR Silkscreen Series

4.11.2020
Lecture at Kunsthochschule Weissensee
“The Politics of Selecting”

3.6.2020
Lecture/ Designdebate “Research as Care”
at howtowork.live Reserach-Festival, organized by Kunstgewerbemuseums Berlin and
Studio Experimentelles Design at Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg

22.5.2020
Performative Reading of “Discrimination follows Design – Design follows Discrimination
at the “Yesterday’s Tomorrow” Symposium
organized by Karolina Krupcikova (Central St. Martins College of Arts)

19.04.2020
Present! v.1.0.3
Talkshow about Group Dynamics, Dreams, Design, and Education with
Emily Smith, Pras Gunasekera and Ramon Tejada. Event by Prem Krishnamurthy and Wkshps.

1.02.2020
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
Teaching Design CONVERSATIONS
Temporary Library and events at A–Z, Berlin
with Anja Neidhardt

30.01.2020
Performing In Dialog with Things at Brandwandgespräche, Berlin
with Anja Neidhardt and the event’s participants

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



Teaching
Lisa is available for lectures, workshops and seminars. For more information please contact her via e-Mail.

Current seminars:

Messy History 
HTW Berlin, Communication Design (B.A.)
Design history and theory
WS 2020

Messy History
University of Arts Berlin (Universität der Künste Berlin)
Communication Design (B.A. and M.A.)
Design history and theory
WS 2020

Designing Disobediently 
University of the Arts Bremen
Master Studio School of Visual Combinations
Integrated Design (M.A.)
with Imad Gebrayel, Mara Recklies
WS 2020

Previous Lectureships:

What we have in common
University of the Arts Bremen
Master Studio School of Visual Combinations
Integrated Design (M.A.)
with Prof. Tania Prill
SS 2020

Messy History

University of the Arts Bremen
Integrated Design (M.A.),
Design history and theory
SS 2020

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

Formats of Awkwardness
BURG Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle
Communication design (B.A.)
Typography inspired by performance methods such as Fluxus or The Rodina, developing own scores and instructions, experimenting and breaking rules
WS 2019/20

Grand Theft Typo
University of the Arts Bremen
Integrated Design (B.A.),
Typography with a focus on the history of type and typography as political tool.
WS 2019/20

WELTFORMAT Graphic Design Festival

University of the Arts Bremen
Integrated Design (B.A.),
with Paul Steinmann und Prof. Tania Prill
Typography and poster design for the WELTFORMAT Festival in Lucerne (CH) with a focus on the relation between typography and ideology.
SS 2019

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

Imprint/Impressum
hallo@lisabaumgarten.de
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