Clemens Winkler

Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity«, HU Berlin

Clemens Winkler is a designer, researcher and lecturer working at the intersection of ephemeral material processes and actual socio-technological, scientific and geopolitical dynamics, addressing principles from biology, quantum physics and artificial intelligence. Since 2019, he is researching at the Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity. Image Space Material« at Humboldt University Berlin on various scales, such as microscopic and planetary atmospheric events, through forms of capturing, collecting, accompanying, describing and intensifying. Clemens sees the relevance for design practitioners to keep their tools handy when confronted with current connectedness in transdisciplinary debates.

He has exhibited internationally and taught as a lecturer for several years in the »Interaction Design« department at Zurich University of the Arts, and as a guest lecturer recently at “Design Products”, Royal College of Art London and the “Ginkgo Bioworks Creative Residency” program, mediating between material activities and guiding possibilities.

He studied at Royal College of Art London, MIT Media Labs Boston, Berlin University of the Arts and University of Art and Design Burg Giebichenstein Halle.