Michaela Büsse works at the intersections of design and material cultures, STS, anthropology and political ecology. Her interdisciplinary practice is research-led and involves writing, filming and curatorial work. Since 2017 Michaela is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures (FHNW) where she explores how design comes to govern social, material, political and economic relations by tracing sand's becoming land. Michaela has held fellowships with NTU CCA Singapore and MCAD Manila ("Acts of Life" - On Nature and Urbanity, 2018) as well as Strelka Institute for Media, Design and Architecture ("The New Normal" 2017). Since October 2020 Michaela is a visiting researcher at TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment.