Berit joined the Design Research Lab in 2016, and is part of the Connected Textiles Group. Her work focuses on engineering design methods and fabrication techniques for electronic textiles, combining crafts with novel manufacturing technologies. Her aim is to initiate innovation in textile design by repurposing scientific methods and procedures, and transform them into functional and poetic artefacts.
She completed a diploma degree in Textile and Surface Design at Berlin Weissensee School of Art, and an MA in Design for Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She has gained a PhD at the Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) for Media and Arts Technology at Queen Mary University of London, in which she designed and analysed three-dimensional textile metamaterials.