Björn Franke

Björn Franke is a designer and design theorist who studied at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design and the Royal College of Art in London where he is now completing his PhD in Design Interactions. He combines his lecturing position at the University of Applied Arts Vienna with his role as visiting lecturer at the Zurich University of the Arts and the Royal College of Art, London. He has been awarded fellowships at the Akademie Schloss Solitude as well as the Artist Residency Schloss Balmoral and his work has been published and exhibited internationally. His research interests lie in the relationship between design, technology, anthropology and philosophy; in particular how the shifting technological landscape alters human behaviour, relationships and self-conceptions.

Traces of an Immaginary Affair
Violent Machines for Troubled Times
Affective Sensory Extensions
Mind Hygiene