Professor Julia Lohmann

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Julia Lohmann

Julia Lohmann is a Professor of Practice in Contemporary Design. She investigates and critiques the ethical and material value systems underpinning our relationship with flora and fauna. Julia's research interests include critical practice and transition-design, bio materials, collaborative making, museums and residencies, embodied cognition and practice as research. As designer in residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2013, she established the Department of Seaweed, an interdisciplinary community of practice exploring the marine plant's potential as a design material. She holds a PhD in Innovation Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art, London.

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Critical Design Practices

Critical Design Practices is an MA level course by programmes Contemporary Design and Fashion and Collection Design mixing theory and practice.

Contemporary Design
Contemporary Design
Non-Human Stakeholders: Purple Seastar and Algae

Design Practice in Social Context

The course introduces students to design as a social practice. Students will be asked to address a real concern in a real community context, by generating and responding to one or a number of real life briefs in that chosen community.

Contemporary Design

Latest publications

Cowbench Sigga

Julia Lohmann 2019

La Fabrique du Vivant

Julia Lohmann 2019

Sea Ceremony Performance

Julia Lohmann 2019

Critical Tide Exhibition

Julia Lohmann 2019


Julia Lohmann 2019

Oki Naganode at Milan Triennale

Julia Lohmann 2019

Kombukamui Dress

Julia Lohmann 2019

Department of Seaweed

Julia Lohmann 2019
More information on our research in the Research database.
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