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Heinrich, Viktoria Lea

Research Associate | Theory and Practice of Design

Viktoria Lea Heinrich (*1992) has been a research associate and doctoral candidate in the field of Design Theory and Practice in the Product Design Department at the Kunsthochule Kassel since October 2021. Her proposed dissertation is entitled: “Vom Projekt- zum Subjektstudium: Hans (Nick) Roericht und das experimentelle Entwerfen” [From Project Study to Subject Study: Hans (Nick) Roericht and Experimental Design].

From 2019 to 2021 she was employed as a Junior Research Assistant as part of a research project with the Volkswagen Foundation at the HfG-Archive/Museum Ulm. Viktoria Lea Heinrich is co-curator of the exhibitions “HfG Ulm: Exhibition Fever” (2021) and The Ulm Stool: Idea—Icon—Idol” (2021/22).

Between 2016 and 2019 she worked as a research associate at IDRV – Institute of Design Research Vienna and part time as a curatorial assistant in the design collection at the MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna.

Viktoria Lea Heinrich studied product design at the HTW [University of Applied Sciences] in Dresden and Art and Design Studies at the Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen. In 2018 she finished her studies with a thesis on the topic “Design with Refugees: Untersuchung der Zusammenarbeit von DesignerInnen und Nicht-Design-ExpertInnen im Kontext von Inklusionsprojekten” [An examination of collaboration between designers and non-design experts in the context of inclusion projects].