Dr. phil. Bianca Herlo

Bianca is a researcher and lecturer based in Berlin and postdoc of the Design Research Lab. Over the last years, she has been working – through practice-based research projects – on participatory design methods, transdisciplinary and collaborative settings and on the conceptualization of socially oriented living labs, at the intersection of the three dimensions local actors, urban narratives and transformative tools. She is head of the research group Civic Infrastructures, where she experiments with design’s agencies at the intersection of bottom up processes, public institutions and formalized politics.

Bianca studied communication in social and economic contexts, with focus on audio-visual communication, and experimental media design, at the Berlin University of the Arts. She did her PhD on the representation and aesthetic negotiations of memory in biographical documentaries. Since 2013, Bianca has been a lecturer in design and design theory at various universities, including the Design Department at Anhalt University Dessau, the Berlin UdK and Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin. She is member of several scientific and review committiees. Since 2014, she has been a board member of the German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF).

Publications

Handreichung 2018. Partizipation im Forschungsmuseum

Rössig, W./Moormann, A./Faber, A./Herlo, B et al. (2018). DOI: 10.7479/9hdr-88pb


Visitor Participation. An instrument for enhancing scientific literacy

Rössig, W./Herlo, B./Moormann, A. September 2018
Conference: ESERA 2017: https://www.esera.org/publications/esera-conference-proceedings/esera-2017


Fast Forward – Magazin zur Erforschung der Digitalisierung und ihrer Einflüsse auf unsere Kommunikations- und Gestaltungspraktiken

Herlo, B./Brückner, U. (Hg.) (2016), Institut für Buchforschung der FH Dortmund (Hg.), Dortmund: Buchlabor.


Mit-Mach-Stadt. Handbuch zur Selbstorganisation und Bürgerbeteiligung

Herlo, B./Schubert, J./Sametinger, F. (2017): Handbuch PDF


Socially and Politically Oriented Practices in Design

Herlo, B./Unteidig, A. (2017), Design for Next/12th EAD, in: The Design Journal, London: Taylor & Francis.


Quartiersentwicklung nutzt digitalen Wandel. Arbeitshilfe für Bürgerwerkstätten in NRW

Herlo, B./Ritzmann, S. et al. (2018): https://tinyurl.com/ydbzpnvu


Zwischen individuellem und kollektivem Gedächtnis. Erinnern und Erzählen im biografischen Dokumentarfilm

Herlo, B. (2018), Bielefeld: transcript


Community Now?

Herlo, B./Unteidig, A./Joost, G. (2018) in: Unfrozen, Swiss Design Network SDN (Hg.), Zürich: Triest Verlag


CITIZENS, TECHNOLOGIES & POWER – A UNIQUE PARTICIPATORY DESIGN CHALLENGE

7th Nordes Design Conference »Design & Power«, AHO Oslo, 15.-17.6.2017


Evaluation of Yasmine’s Adventures: Exploring the Socio-Cultural Potential of Location Aware Multimedia Stories

Dionisio, Mara/Nisi, Valentina/Herlo, Bianca/Schubert, Jennifer in: Schoenau-Fog, H et al. (Eds.) Interactive Storytelling 8th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 30 – December 4, 2015, Proceedings; p. 251-258


Design Research and the Need for Institutional Support in German-Speaking Networks

Herlo, Bianca/Joost, Gesche.
In: MIT Press Journals
Design Research in Germany, Special Issue, Design Issues 1/2015
, Vol 31; Bruce Brown, Richard Buchanan, Carl DiSalvo, Dennis P. Doordan and Victor Margolin (Editors) 
MIT Press Journals; p. 32-36


The Hybrid Meeting Point. An urban infrastructure for interacting across boundaries of difference

Unteidig, Andreas; Herlo, Bianca; Reiter, Lutz (2015): The Hybrid Meeting Point. An urban infrastructure for interacting across boundaries of difference. Proceedings of Hybrid City 2015: Data to the People. Athens: URIAC, pp. 87-94.


Participatory Design and the Hybrid City. The Living Lab Mehringplatz, Berlin, and the Project “Community Now? Conflicts, Interventions, New Publics”

Herlo, Bianca; Sametinger, Florian; Schubert, Jennifer; Unteidig, Andreas (2015): Participatory Design and the Hybrid City. The Living Lab Mehringplatz, Berlin, and the Project “Community Now? Conflicts, Interventions, New Publics”. Proceedings of Hybrid City 2015: Data to the People. Athens: URIAC, pp. 151-160.


Neighbourhood Labs

June 2015
In book: Agents of Alternatives: Re-Designing Our Realities, Edition: 1, Chapter: Neighbourhood Labs, Publisher: Agents of Alternatives, Editors: Alastair Fuad-Luke, Anja-Lisa Hirscher, Katharina Moebus, pp.322-337
Authors: Schubert, J. et al.


Community Infrastructuring – Designwerkzeuge zur partizipatorischen Stadtgestaltung.

Bergmann, Malte; Herlo, Bianca; Sametinger, Florian; Schubert, Jennifer; Unteidig, Andreas (2013): Community Infrastructuring – Designwerkzeuge zur partizipatorischen Stadtgestaltung. In: Lange, Bastian; Prasenc, Gottfried; Saico, Harald (Hg.): Ortsentwürfe. Urbanität im 21. Jahrhundert. Jovis Verlag, Berlin. p. 62-67.




Talks & Lectures

Social Living Labs: Co-designing Open Cities

Open Cities Forum 7.11.18: https://offene-stadt.org/forum_2018/


Talk: “Social Aesthetics”

With S. Wucher at the Bauhaus 1919-2019/New Perspectives, Alma House, Tel Aviv (12.3.2018)


Moderation Round Table: Gender in Design

Round Table with Uta Brandes, Civic Design Conference, DGTF, Halle (2.12.2017)


Introduction to the conference topic “Civic Design”

Civic Design, Annual Conference of the DGTF, Halle (1.12.2017)


Moderation World Café, Zukunftsforum Berlin

Innovative Gemeinschaften im digitalen Zeitalter – den sozial-ökologischen Wandel gestalten“, Berlin (27.6.2017)

Forum 1, Tisch/Thema: Welche Kompetenzen sind grundlegend für eine gesellschaftliche Gestaltung der Digitalisierung?


Socially and Politically Oriented Practices in Design

EAD12/2017 Design for Next Conference, Sapienza University of Rom (12.4.2017)


Participatory Design

Global Government Jam – Ideen für gesellschaftliche Herausforderungen, openmjnd Berlin (18.5.2017)


Open Space Modellprojekt

11. Bundeskongress Nationale Stadtentwicklungspolitik, Hamburg (14.6.2017)


Keynote Lecture: Soziale und digitale Vernetzung

Jahrestagung Zukunft der Quartiere NRW, Bochum (24.11.2016)


Workshop: Digitalization and Social Innovation

Training for International Diplomats, Programm “International Futures” des Auswärtiges Amtes der Bundesrepublik (14.10.2016)


Chancen der Digitalisierung – ein Modellprojekt

Open.NRW-Kongress, Duisburg (4.11.2016)


Partizipatorisches Design

NeFo-Tagung, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (26.9.2016)


Workshop: Forschendes Lehren

Symposium Künste Lehren IV – Gestaltung an der UdK Berlin (11.11.2016)


Round Table Moderation: Open Cities

Open Cities Symposium
opencities.community-now.org, (12./13.02.2016)


Narrating intercultural spaces

Working track @ Living Future Festival in Tel Aviv (14./15./16. November 2015), anlässlich des 50jährigen Jubiläums diplomatischer Beziehungen zwischen Deutschland und Israel): „Narrating intercultural spaces“ (www.livingfuture.de)


ExhibiTion: Lullaby Box

Lullaby Box @ the Arab-Jewish Community Center Jaffa, Tel Aviv (Dezember 2015)


Narrative Strategies: Memories of the Future

Bezalel Academy, Hansen Center for Design Jerusalem (http://hansen.co.il/en)
December 2015


Partizipative Designforschungsmethoden & Storytelling

Open Cities Symposium: opencities.community-now.org (12./13. Februar 2016)


Civic Tech

33 pt, Next Page Konferenz, FH Dortmund (24.06.2015), www.33pt.de


Partizipatorische Ansätze und Community Engagement im Design

Künstlergespräche, Ara Gülers Ausstellung. Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin.
November 2014


»Living Labs – A Social Design Approach«

Unconference Sessions at the DGTF annual conference, HTWG Konstanz, October 2014 (http://unconference2014.dgtf.de)