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DR. SØREN ROSENBAK (b. 1987)

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Below a taste of the past (write me for a full CV).

EDUCATION

2013-19
Doctor of Philosophy, Industrial Design
Umeå Institute of Design (SE)
Focus: Critical design practice, pataphysics, imaginaries.

2017
Visiting Researcher (4 months) | Aalto ARTS, EMPIRICA research group (FI)

2011-13
Master of Arts in Design
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – School of Design (DK)
Focus: Co-design, interventions.

2012
Exchange MA student
Aalto ARTS, Media Lab (FI)
Focus: Critical & speculative design.

2008-11
Bachelor of Arts in Design
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – School of Design (DK)
Focus: Visual communication.

2007-08
Diploma
European Film College (Danish Folk High School)
Focus: Screenwriting, production design, producing.

SELECTED WORK

2017–
Member of Organising Team
PhD by Design (UK)
PBD is a forum for vocalising, discussing and working through many of the topical issues of conducting a practice-based PhD in design. Formats include conferences, satellite sessions, instant journals, a database and more.

2016-18
Co-Director
HochR (NO)
Co-directing music videos with Daniel Howlid for artists Elliot Moss, Peter Bjorn & John, and Floyd Shakim. Screened at SXSW, BMWA, and more.

2017
Co-Organiser and Chair of DESIGN NOW! event (project)
Aalto ARTS (FI)
Design event by Aalto University, critically exploring the contemporary role of design through a day of presentations, workshops and panels.

2010-12
In-house Graphic Designer
The Danish Evaluation Institute, EVA (DK)

2010-12
Design Consultant, Animation Video Producer (projects)
CfL, The Danish Centre for Leadership (DK)

2011
Freelance Journalist (project)
MOVIUM, think tank for sustainable urban development at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SE)

SELECTED TEACHING

2014 - 2017
Tutor in ‘5ID202 Degree Project in Interaction Design’. Interaction Design 2nd Year MFA students. Spring 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. Umeå Institute of Design.

2015 - 2017
Co-Course Responsible, Lecturer, and Tutor in ‘5ID082 A Future Domestic Landscape: Faceless Interaction in 2037’. Interaction Design 2nd Year MFA students. Oct - Dec 2015, 2016, 2017. Umeå Institute of Design.

2016
Guest teacher in ‘DOM-E1006 Critical Design’, April 12, 2016. Aalto ARTS.

SELECTED AWARDS

2015
DRS (Design Research Society) 50th Anniversary Grant Award

2012
Memefest/Queensland College of Art - Griffith University Award for Imaginative Critical Intervention

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Rosenbak, S. (forthcoming). Alienation. In Staszowski, E., & Tassinari, V. (eds). (forthcoming). Designing in Dark Times: An Arendtian Lexicon. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Rosenbak, S. (2018). The Science of Imagining Solutions: Design Becoming Conscious of Itself Through Design. PhD thesis. Umeå: Umeå Institute of Design. Available here.

Rosenbak, S. (2018). Exceptional Futures vs. Exceptions to the Future. A Pataphysical Approach to Design Fiction. In Erlhoff, M., & Jonas, W. (eds.) (2018). NERD – New Experimental Research in Design. BIRD. Basel: Birkhäuser.

Thomson, A., Maria, P., & Rosenbak S. (eds.) (2018). PhD by Design Instant Journal #5: How can design be a catalyst for change and how practice-based research can shape the relationship between different social, economic and political actors? Limerick: PhD by Design Satellite Session, DRS2018. Available here.

Rosenbak, S. (2017). Histories of Design Research Failures. In Writing Visual Culture, Vol. 8. Hertfordshire: University of Hertfordshire.

Rosenbak, S. (2015). Prototyping a Useless Design Practice: What, Why & How? Special Issue of Artifact: The Design Concept Anthology. Copenhagen: The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – School of Design. Available here.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018
Designing for a City of Lies. As part of The Politics of Design: Act 1 [group show]. z33, Hasselt, August 22 - December 2, 2018.

2017
Meta(data)morphosis. As part of Inside/Outside: Working Our Way Out of the Damaged Now
(Design as Dialectics) [group show]
. w/ Henrike Feckenstedt. SFSU, San Francisco, February 16 - March 30, 2017.

2016
Fifty Years of Failures. As part of DRS2016 [solo exhibit]. w/ Marije de Haas & Giovanni Marmont. DRS2016, Brighton, June 27-30, 2016.

All graphics and images (c) Søren Rosenbak, 2019, unless otherwise noted.