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On a mission
to explore the emotional potential of machines: What changes in and around us as machines and humans move closer together?

Fighting fear with imagination & finding poetry in emerging technology...

Coming up
Vienna Design Week!


The playful inventions of Johanna Pichlbauer explore our emotional relationships with objects and machines. Linking the technical with the poetic, the mechanical with the delicate, the designer looks for new tales to tell about the technologies we are surrounded with.

Johanna Pichlbauer studied Mechanical Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology and Industrial Design at the University of Applied Arts (Fiona Raby, Anab Jain).︎︎ 
 
Her cooperation partners and clients have recently included Vossen, the MAK, willhaben, the Vienna Design Week, the Kunstuni Linz and the ars electronica Center, as well as the city of Nuremberg. Her works are repeatedly part of international exhibitions and festivals: Design Museum Holon (IL), Triennale di Milano (IT), Gent Design Museum (BE), Vitra Design Museum (D), Design Museum London (UK), Bal Robotov (RU), Vienna Design Week (AT), Biennal of Change (AT), Jerusalem Design Week (IL), Biennale Internationale de St. Etienne (F). In 2018, the designer was included in the Forbes 30 under 30 list.

For the past three years, Johanna Pichlbauer has been teaching regularly at the Vienna University of Technology (Institute for Human Computer Interaction), and she is also one of the organizers of Design in Gesellschaft, a studio community in the 20th district of Vienna – come visit!


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Die spielerischen Interventionen von Johanna Pichlbauer erkunden unsere emotionalen Beziehungen zu Objekten und Maschinen. Kritisch optimistisch und gerne am Märchenhaften streifend, sucht die Designerin nach neuen Vokabeln, die unser Alltag in der vernetzten Welt bereithält.

Johanna Pichlbauer hat Maschinenbau an der Technischen Universität Wien und Industriedesign an der Universität für angewandte Kunst (Fiona Raby, Anab Jain) studiert.︎︎

Zu ihren Kooperationspartnern und Auftraggebern zählten zuletzt Vossen, das MAK, willhaben, die Vienna Design Week, die Kunstuni Linz und das ars electronica Center sowie die Stadt Nürnberg. Ihre Arbeiten sind immer wieder Teil von internationalen Ausstellungen und Festivals: Design Museum Holon (IL), Triennale di Milano (IT), Gent Design Museum (BE), Vitra Design Museum (D), Design Museum London (UK), Bal Robotov (RU), Vienna Design Week (AT), Biennal of Change (AT), Jerusalem Design Week (IL), Biennale Internationale de St. Etienne (F). Im Jahr 2018 wurde die Designerin in die Forbes 30 under 30 Liste aufgenommen.

Seit drei Jahren unterrichtet Johanna Pichlbauer regelmäßig an der Technischen Universität Wien (Institut für Human-Computer-Interaction) und ist eine der Organisatorinnen von Design in Gesellschaft, einer Ateliergemeinschaft im 20. Wiener Gemeindebezirk.






What changes in and around us as machines and humans move closer together? I’m on a mission to explore the emotional potential of machines, to find poetry in emerging technology . . .







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