Florian is design researcher, lecturer and project lead at the Design Research Lab/ Berlin University of the Arts. He is working on his PhD on the topic of Design for Sustainability with a primary focus on Sustainable Awareness Tools . He is co-founder of the research group Civic Infrastructures and the Sustainable Design group of the DGTF. Furthermore he has collaborated with Design Inquiry on the Design Cities Berlin project.
Before joining the Design Research Lab, he studied Interaction and Industrial Design at the Brunel University of West London, the Politecnico di Milano and the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg and worked as an independent Interaction and Industrial Designer in Munich where he focused on interdisciplinary design projects with a growing emphasis on sustainability. Projects included mobile communication, automotive interfaces and household appliances.
PublicationsParticipatory 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.
All I need: provoking conflicts at the boundaries of the private and public sphere in the context of energy sufficiency.
Sametinger, F., Lahusen, M., Joost, G., Brischke L.-A., (2015): All I need: provoking conflicts at the boundaries of the private and public sphere in the context of energy sufficiency. in proceedings of the 4th Participatory Innovation Conference, The Hague University of Applied Sciences
in: Agents of Alternatives (2015), p. 322-340, Fuad-Luke, Hirscher, Moebus (ed.)
Hybrid Letter Box
Schubert, Jennifer; Bergmann, Malte; Herlo, Bianca; Sametinger, Florian; Unteidig, Andreas (2014) Poster Submission, Cumulus Conference Aveiro, Portugal.
Die soziale Dimension des Designs
Bieling, Tom; Joost, Gesche; Sametinger, Florian (2014): Die soziale Dimension; in Fuhs, Brocchi, Maxein & Draser (Hg.): Die Geschichte des nachhaltigen Designs; VAS, Bad Homburg, pg 218 – 229
Social Dimensions of Design Research
Bieling, Tom; Sametinger, Florian; Joost, Gesche (2014): Social Dimensions of Design Research; in: Baltic Horizons, No 21 (118), II. Social, ethical and political Aspects of Research in Design; October 2013, EuroAcademy Series Art & Design, Euroakadeemia, Tallinn, Estonia; pg 35 – 40
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.
Design als Infrastruktur in urbanen Nachbarschaften
Florian Sametinger, Jennifer Schubert (2013): Design als Infrastruktur in urbanen Nachbarschaften. In ‘Wer gestaltet die Gestaltung? Praxis, Theorie und Geschichte des partizipatorischen Designs.’ Claudia Mareis, Matthias Held, Gesche Joost (Hg.), Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, S. 215-226
Neighborhood Labs: Building urban Communities through Civic Engagement
Unteidig, Andreas; Sametinger, Florian; Schubert, Jennifer; Joost, Gesche (2013): Neighborhood Labs: Building urban Communities through Civic Engagement; Proceedings of the Participatory Innovation Conference 2013. Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lahti, Finland.
Neighborhood Labs – Community Building through Knowledge Transfer.
J. Schubert, F. Sametinger, A. Unteidig, V. Aumann, M. Schäth 2012. Neighborhood Labs – Community Building through Knowledge Transfer. In Proceedings of the DRS Conference, Bangkok, 2012
Sustainable Awareness Tools – Introducing the Cultural Exploration Kit as a Critical Design Research Tool
F. Sametinger, L. Weiss 2012. Sustainable Awareness Tools – The Cultural Exploration Kit as a Critical Design Research Tool. Poster Presentation at the DRS Conference, Bangkok, 2012
Networked Neighbourhoods – Designing services based on exploratory observations in Berlin quarters
Sametinger, Florian; Göllner, Stefan (2010):»Networked Neighbourhoods – Designing services based on exploratory observations in Berlin quarters« – Service Design Network Conference 2010: Connecting The Dots. Berlin, Germany 2010.
The Enchanted Neighborhood : Using Metaphorical Devices for the Inclusion of Seniors in the Co-designing Process
Göllner, S., Lindenberg, J., Conradie, P., Le, J., & Sametinger, F. (2010). The Enchanted Neighborhood: Using Metaphorical Devices for the Inclusion of Seniors in the Co-designing Process. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference for Universal Design (pp. 1–10). Hamamatsu.
Talks & LecturesThe Neighborhood Will Not be Streamed
Re:publica, May 2013
Project presentation and discussion at the CeBIT Global Conferences Hannover, Betahaus Space, March 2012
Speculation and Story Telling on the Relationship Between People and Nature
Speculative Design workshop lead by Susanna Hertrich and Michiko Nitta. Dissociative writing excercise lead by guest contributer Florian Sametinger.
Workshop on dissociative writing within the DesignInquiry conference.
Talk on participatory design and sustainability.
Sprechen über….Designforschung: From Embodied to Social Interaction
Sprechen über…Designforschung: From Embodied to Social Interaction, 2010, Lecture Kunsthochschule Weissensee, Berlin
Sustainable Interaction Design
Sustainable Interaction Design, Talk at the Designers Accord Town Hall 2010, International Design Center (IDZ) Berlin