Lynn (a.k.a. Studio Lünn) is a luxembourgisch design researcher based in Luxembourg and Berlin. 

CV

During her studies in Communication Design at Hochschule Trier, she started focussing on the innovative potential of the interdisciplinary intersection of design and science, regarding societal and environmental changes. Her M.A.- Project "Design in the Anthropocene" (2016) is questioning the role of design in times of anthropogenic environmental challenges and was awarded with the Luxembourg Design Award in 2017 (Junoir Talents Gold).

In 2018, she started her professional career as a Research Fellow in "Designbased strategies" at the Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation in Berlin, where she is working with a broad range of international clients and research partners on diverse future topics. 

Beside her job position, she is currently applying for a Design-PHD and working on different project proposals (free work) focussing on new challenges of design in a biotechnological future. She is looking for collaborations with luxembourg-based stakeholders (Life Sciences, R&I, Visual Arts and Culture).

Lynn is a "Letzeboier" by birth and at heart. For this reason, she is convinced that the innovative environment of the scientific and economic sector evolving in Luxembourg offers great opportunities for the luxembourgish creative sector. These opportunities can be the starting point for new design role models, which can contribute to a leading position of the luxembourgish design scene on a European level. 

DESIGN UNDERSTANDING 

Lynn believes that the understanding of design needs a radical paradigm shift in order to find feasible, tangible and reliable solutions for current socio-ecological challenges. She is convinced that the burgeoning interdependences between social needs, science, innovation and design will not only create new roles for the designers but also shape plenty of planet-centered futures.

For her, design is no longer about making things looking sexy through product design, or to make them more easy-to-use and consumable through graphic-, communication- or UX-Design. The upcoming diversed design movements with approaches such as social design, participatory design, speculative design, design for debate, design research, etc. offer a great potential for a popular new understanding of design. These approaches are not completely new, as they are evolving from the initial design movement in the 1960‘ s, which have already proved their positive impact of design on social and ecological challenges (Viktor Papanek, 1973).

In collaboration with stakeholders from science and R&I , Lynn explores the borders of speculative design methods to pose questions about our understanding of nature, our future coliving with nonhumanbeings (natural organisms, technology) and to create tangible(biotechnological) future scenarios.

Skill set

  • social innovation
  • social design
  • design for sustainability
  • design research
  • science communication
  • future research
  • design fiction
  • speculative design
  • biodesign
  • biotechnology