Studio Meike Hardt

Design & Research

Selected clients

University of Siegen

IXDM Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures Basel

Artist Lisa Busche, Cologne

Kerstin Mueller Photography

Design United, Netherlands

Stiftung Abendrot, Basel

Bühnen Köln

KHM Kunsthochschule für Medien in Köln

International Design Festival Berlin

Mahasoa Schweiz, Wädenswil

Hochschule der Künste Bern, Communication Design



Workshops and Lectures

Aarhus University

Masterstudio, Integrated Design, Academy for Art and Design Basel

Fachhochschule Aachen, Werkstatt Gegenwart

Y-Institute, Hochschule der Künste Bern

Het Nieuwe Instituute, Rotterdam

HDSA Hackers & Designers Summer Academy, Amsterdam



Network

Marius Förster, Design and Research

Eleny Teffera, Visual Indentity

Heerko van der Kooij, Programming

Anja Groten, Design Research

Jef van den broeck, Programming

Kerstin Mueller, Photography

Moritz Greiner-Petter, Design Research

m—d—buero, Signage Systems



Contact

Meike Hardt

Design & Research

Goldammerweg 24

50829 Köln


Mail

0163 250 70 32


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Meike Hardt is a conceptual designer and design researcher based in Cologne, Germany. Her activities comprise design, research, consulting and teaching, whereby she understands design as a cross-disciplinary domain. As a designer and researcher, she engages with current social, cultural and political issues and is dedicated to a situative, collaborative and inclusive work philosophy.



Design

Meike Hardt works on commissioned design projects, ranging from visual identities, signage systems, editorial design to consulting for coorperations, cultural institutions and academia. Her design approach is concept-and research-driven. Experimentally and critically she develops applied design solutions in close dialogue with her clients and project partners. She has a large network and expands her team accordingly to ensure comprehensive results. From 2016 to 2021 she was co-founder of the design studio m—d—buero.


→ For work examples or inquiries, get in touch!


Research

As a coordinator and researcher, Meike Hardt is involved in the research project “Critical by Design? The Potentials and Limitations of Materialized Critique”, as part of the research project: “Critical Artefakt” conducted by the IXDM Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures, Academy of Art and Design in Basel, Switzerland.


She enthusiastically organizes spaces to converse and to exchange ideas, places to learn together and from one another. For example, she is the initiator of Feminist Design Reading Group, a reading and dialogue space, where designers and creators delve into subjects and questions on power structures, forms of discrimination and precariousness in the field of design. Furthermore, she is part of the design research group RIBL, Research Institute of Botanical Linguistics, an explorative venture that carefully listens to humans and non-humans needs as a means to investigate and address environmental and ecological issues. Also, RIBL organized MultiMulti, a two-months online platform dedicated to questions on the role of design for sustainability and ecological problems through the lens of posthumanism.


In her research work, she looks at alternative (design-) economies, in response to precarious working and living conditions in the culture and design industry. Her main questions are, how are precarious structures implemented in (design-) tools and organizational forms and what tools and organizational forms are required to force fair, inclusive and equal (design-) economies. The main area of this research is located at the intersection of design with feminist and critical theory.


→ If you want to learn more about my research work, get in touch!

Meike Hardt

Design & Research

Mail

0163 250 70 32

Meike Hardt is a conceptual designer and design researcher based in Cologne, Germany. Her activities comprise design, research, consulting and teaching, whereby she understands design as a cross-disciplinary domain. As a designer and researcher, she engages with current social, cultural and political issues and is dedicated to a situative, collaborative, inclusive and care-taking work philosophy.


She works on commissioned design projects, ranging from visual identities, signage systems, editorial design to consulting for coorperations, cultural institutions and academia. Her design approach is concept-and research-driven. Experimentally and critically she develops applied design solutions in close dialogue with her clients and project partners. She has a large network and expands her team accordingly to ensure comprehensive results. From 2016 to 2021 she was co-founder of the design studio m—d—buero.


As a coordinator and researcher, she is involved in the research project “Critical by Design? The Potentials and Limitations of Materialized Critique”, as part of the research project: “Critical Artefakt” conducted by the IXDM Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures, Academy of Art and Design in Basel, Switzerland.


She enthusiastically organizes spaces to converse and to exchange ideas, places to learn together and from one another. For example, she is the initiator of Feminist Design Reading Group, a safe and democratic space, where designers and creators delve into subjects and questions on power structures, forms of discrimination and precariousness in the field of design. Furthermore, she is part of the design research group RIBL, Research Institute of Botanical Linguistics, an explorative venture that carefully listens to humans and non-humans needs as a means to investigate and address environmental and ecological issues. Also, RIBL organized MultiMulti, a two-months online platform dedicated to questions on the role of design for sustainability and ecological problems through the lens of posthumanism.


In her research work, she looks at alternative (design-) economies, in response to precarious working and living conditions in the culture and design industry. Her main questions are, how are precarious structures implemented in (design-) tools and organizational forms and what tools and organizational forms are required to force fair, inclusive and equal (design-) economies. The main area of this research is located at the intersection of design with feminist and critical theory.


If you want to learn more about my work or would like to have a cup of coffee with me, don´t hesitate to get in touch!