The Design Research Lab is a laboratory for experimental design and research reflecting on the digital society. Through playful interventions, critical making and collaborative reasoning we investigate possible futures. As a platform and network, we are deeply involved with the requirements and policies needed for an inclusive and sustainable development of the digital society from a design perspective.

We are an interdisciplinary team of designers, researchers, tech-enthusiasts and critical thinkers from Berlin University of the Arts, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, as well as Einsteincenter Digital Future (ECDF).



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Christensen, M. & Conradi, F. & Dietze, M., (2021). “Trans/Feminist Critical Making – Design as Open-Source Opposition“ In Cumulus Conference 2021 'Design Culture(s)', Cumulus Association / Sapienza University of Rome.
Dietze, M., (2021). “Exploring Feminist Modes of Hacking as a Commoning Design Practice“ In Design as Common Good. Framing Design through Pluralism and Social Values, Swiss Design Network Symposium 2021.
Irrgang, D., (2020). “Transhumanist Eschatologies“ In Critical Zones. Observatories for Earthly Politics, MIT Press, Cambridge.
Christensen, M. & Fezer, J. & Herlo, B. & Hornuff, D. & Joost, G., (2020). “Lechts und Rinks. Auseinandersetzungen mit dem Design der neuen Rechten“, adocs Verlag, Hamburg.
Ramge, T., (2020). “postdigital: Wie wir Künstliche Intelligenz schlauer machen, ohne uns von ihr bevormunden zu lassen“, Murmann, Hamburg.
Irrgang, D., (2020). “Où atterrir? Bericht aus einem Forschungsseminar mit Bruno Latour“ In Texturen, UdK-Verlag.
Gallico, T. and Joost, G. , (2020). “Inciting Engagement and Collaboration Through Interaction Design: An Urban Transport Systems Digitisation Case Study“ In Proceedings of the City and Complexity Virtual Conference, London, UK, 17-19 June 2020.
Christensen, M., Conradi, F., (2020). “Krise des Seins“ In Form Magazin Nr. 288 – Krise und Design, Form, Frankfurt am Main.