In 2010 I was one of the initiators and cofounders of a project called „dingfabrik." The dingfabrik is a laboratory, meeting point, and creative space that is also known as FabLab (fabrication laboratory). This community space offers a range of machines (3D printers, a homemade laser cutter, and even robots) as well as advice from a variety of knowledgeable specialists. The dingfabrik is still wildly successful and profitable, and it continues to host numerous events and projects, which often receive wide media coverage.
As an assistant professor I lead weeklong workshops at various design, architecture, and business schools, guiding students through the creative process from ideation to running prototype ready to be pitched to different stakeholders. The course covers a range of content from ideation techniques and rating, business- model prototyping, competitor analysis and differentiation, paper prototyping to lean design techniques and Pecha Kucha-style presentations.
My role in the company at the time was to build and lead a team to deliver new digital formats for web- and IPTV. I was responsible for content development of more than 140 video podcasts as well as specialized community websites for brands like Capri Sonne / Capri Sun, Mars Deutschland, CoreMedia and Deutsche Telekom.
As initiator and producer I created a television-based project that rejects a directive (or apparatus) approach and instead engages with an experimental media practice in which the objectified and that which objectifies have no meaning. The project is comprised of different interview formats in image and sound. This project was undertaken at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.