– About –
Hello, my name is Jan-Micha, I am a designer researching and designing the materialised relationship of human and nature. The core of my work is the transformation and appreciation of what is at hand.
Most of my projects are revolving around concepts of value, as well as the role of materials in our society and environment.
I am drawn to topics that are complex, tabu, or outside from scientific realms.
In the last few years, I have mainly been working with electronic waste and re-using it to create objects that question the way we deal with so called waste and the values associated with it.
I have –
the sensibility to talk about complex issues.
the optimism to always be able to change things.
the courage to break new ground.
the sense of beauty in every detail.
the freedom to see things differently and break with patterns.
the determination to make new decisions.
the trust in the connection between people and all living things.
the creativity to create new connections.
2018 - 2020 Social Design, Design Academy Eindhoven
2017 (6 months) Erasmus at Lund University School of Industrial Design
2014 - 2018 Product Design, Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd
Exhibition / Talks / Performance
2022 Oct 19-25. Emergenz. Galerie Grolman, Berlin – duo show
2022 Jul 22-23. Borrowed Nature. MOOT Concept Store, Berlin – solo show (pop-up)
2022 Jun 7 - 12. Intergenerational Graduation Show by Design Academy Eindhoven. Salone del Mobile 2022 – group show
2022 Apr - Oct. Tribute to the Craftocene. Yksi Expo, Eindhoven – group show
2021 Oct - Nov. Revived Fashion. De Heuvel Galerie, Eindhoven – group show
2021 Apr - Oct. Rethinking Plastic. Yksi Expo, Eindhoven – group show
2021 Mar 8 - Apr 11. Moving In Stasis. Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam – group show
2020 Oct 17 - 25. GS20 (Graduation Show) Dutch Design Week, online – group show
2020 Oct 18. Methods of New Materialism Dutch Design Week TV – panel discussion
2019 Oct - Dec. I See That I See What You Don’t See. XXII. Triennale Di Milano / Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam – group performance/installation
2018 Feb. Semesterausstellung 2018 (Graduation Show) HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd – group show