Dr. phil. Jennifer Schubert

As design researcher Jennifer Schubert explores the intersection between technology, participation and collectivity. Her research interest spans from digital inclusion, glocalised networks to boundary objects. In her dissertation about »Civic Tools for Informal City Making« she explored new possibilities of visual and tangible forms of participation. Prior to that, she studied Design Theory and Research at Köln International School of Design and at Parsons New School for Design, New York.

She co-founded the research group »Civic Infrastructures« and worked in research projects like »Neighborhood Labs« (2011-2015), »Community Now?« (2013-2016), »Participatory City Brandis« (2015-2017) and »Citizens connect Neighborhoods NRW« (2016-2018) in rural as well as urban spaces. Currently she is researcher in the three year funded BMBF project »Interpart« (2018-2021) exploring possible ways of participation for post migrant society in urban planning processes.

She has been teaching Interface Design, Participatory Design and Design Methods in Bozen, Dessau, Wuppertal, Cologne and Berlin.

Publications

CITIZENS, TECHNOLOGIES & POWER – A UNIQUE PARTICIPATORY DESIGN CHALLENGE

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


Pinpoint Mehringplatz. Analog-digitale Werkzeuge für neue Diskussionsräume.

Jennifer Schubert und Malte Bergmann, in: »fast fwd: too slow?, 08 / 08 – Tendenzen und Trajektorien«, S.13-19, Hrg. Bianca Herlo und Ulrike Brückner


Digitale Spaltung und ihre Bedeutung für die Stadtentwicklung | Aus Sicht der Designforschung.

BBSR-Berichte KOMPAKT 01/2016, S.11-12


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


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.


Neighborhood Labs

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.


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 – 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




Talks & Lectures

Social Living Labs: Co-designing Open Cities

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


Rebel Cities

Panel discussion at School of Disobedience #24 with Armen Avanessian & Enemies at Roter Salon, Volksbühne Berlin, 05/2018


Social & Digital Participation

conference »Digital Agenda for a livable Society«, commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Family, Seniors, Women & Youth (BMFSFJ) & iRights, expert input, 29.6.2017


Civic Tools as Commons?

Annual Conference »What can design do for commons?«, Free University of Bolzano, Pecha Kucha,  24.03.2018


Digital-analoge Teilhabe – Kommunikationswege für eine offene Stadtgesellschaft

Hot Spots der Stadtentwicklung, Vortragsreihe des Instituts für Stadtentwicklung und Bauwirtschaft der Universität Leipzig, 18.5.2017


Interaction and Gender Design Research

Zweitägiger Workshop mit interdisziplinären Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmern, Moderation mit Dr. Arne Berger, TU Chemnitz, Internationales Gender Design Netzwerk, 30.11.-1.12.2016


Informelles Stadtmachen – Werkzeuge zur Partizipation von Nachbarschaften

Vortragsreihe »Public Positions«, Titel der Veranstaltung: Strategien der Beteiligung, innerhalb des Masters »Public Interest Design«, Universität Wuppertal, 23.11.2016


Workshop »Citizen Prototyping«

DGTF-Jahrestagung an der Hochschule Anhalt Dessau18.11.2016, durchgeführt mit Michael Anhalt und Natali Stembert von der Hogschoole Rotterdam


Werkzeuge zur 
partizipatorischen Stadtgestaltung

Tagung »In/Visible City«, Bauhaus Universität Weimar, 12.11.2016


Experimentelle Beteiligungsformen in hybriden Städten

im Panel »Critical Media Practices in Design«, konzipiert von Claudia Mareis und Christiane Heibach, Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaften (GfM), Freie Universität Berlin, 29.9.2016


Civic Tools for Informal City Making

Talk at TU Delft within City of Things Conference, June 21st 2016


Expert Workshop about »Digital Divide«

at Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development in Bonn, June 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)


Hybride Werkzeuge zur partizipatorischen Stadtgestaltung

Ringvorlesung, FH Dortmund. Oct 8th 2015


The Social & Political Dimension of Design Research

SD talk, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, May 20th 2015


Bridging the gap. Analog-digital tools for intercultural exchange and community empowerment

mit Bianca Herlo und Andreas Unteidig, Living Future Symposium, German-Israeli Future Forum (DIZF),  Berlin, www.livingfuture.de, 10.-12. Mai 2015


Design Research in Times of Social Change

Beirut Design Week, May 2015


Design, Technology and the Right to the City

Tuesday Talk, Köln International School of Design, Cologne,  April 21st 2015


Strategies for Involvement – How to Trigger and Sustain Local Engagement

Konferenz »Community Now? The politics of Participatory Design«, Jüdisches Museum Berlin, 20.2.2015


Über digitale Briefkästen, Explorations-Apps und Nachbarschaftsprojektionen – zivilgesellschaftliche Infrastrukturen in der Designforschung

Universität Köln, mbr. monthly, Kunst und Kunsttheorie, January 14th 2015


»Living Labs – A Social Design Approach«

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


Reaching Digital Strangers

BAGSO-symposium in Bonn, Within the stream “reaching digital strangers” we presented our project “Neighborhood Labs“ and brought our Hybrid Letterbox for everybody to try out, September 2014


Design als Kurator städtischer Öffentlichkeiten

Fachhochschule Mainz, Vortrag im Masterstudiengang “Design for Participation”, May 2014


Experimental Methods for Urban Interventions

at HU Summer School “Urban Contact & Conflic Zones” supervised by Malte Bergmann and Bastian Lange, Supermarkt Wedding, June 2013


Neighborhood Labs at the 8th Social Bar Cologne

Overarching topic: Es dat noch klor? Gemeinschaft und Nachbarschaft zwischen Tradition und Neubeginn, Colabor Cologne, June 2013


The Neighborhood Will Not be Streamed

Re:publica, May 2013


Methodological input within KISD longterm-project “Gentrification – Comparative Study Berlin and Cape Town”

supervised by Prof. Dr. Oliver Baron, Köln International School of Design, November 2012


Participatory Design and Authorship

Workshop at DGTF Conference 2012, HAWK Hildesheim, November 2012


Neighborhood Labs

Project presentation and discussion at the CeBIT Global Conferences Hannover, Betahaus Space, March 2012


Forms of Participation

Talk at stakeholder network meeting at Deutsche Telekom AG Bonn, Corporate Responsibility, January 2012