kristina andersen

is assistant professor at the Future Everyday cluster of the Department of Industrial Design. Her work is concerned with how we can allow each other to imagine our possible technological futures through digital craftsmanship and collaborations with semi intelligent machines in the context of material practices of soft fiber-based things. How can we innovate, design and act around that which is yet to be imagined? Who gets to drive such innovation processes? And how can we re-frame our methodologies to include the complex cultural, political, and personal aspects of everyday life? Her work suggests that we may approach this through the making (and thinking) about technology, communities and materials as a way to actively construct visions of the unknown. Andersen was previously based at STEIM, where she initiated and led the EU-funded Giantsteps project, she was part of the Making Things Public research program at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and lead the Instruments and Interfaces master’s degree program at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. She is a longstanding advisor of the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, and currently acts as expert-reviewer for H2020 (ICT and FET) for both application assessments and project review. She co-chaired CHI2018/Art, CHI2019/Design, DIS2019/Pictorials, IXDA2019/EducationSummit and will co-chair CHI2020/Design with Audrey Desjardins and DIS2020 with Ron Wakkary. Her H2020 project, TRIPS has just secured funding with expected kick-off in 2020.