Markus Kreutzer

Research & Design for Transformations   


As a response to the complex challenges that humanity faces, my work focuses on the possibilities to understand, initiate, and shape societal transformation processes. I'm particularly interested in the role of future imaginations and designed experiences to enable individual and collective actions towards more equitable, sustainable, and resilient societies.

Currently I'm studying Futures Research at the Freie Universität Berlin. Previously I've worked at the moovel lab in Stuttgart and Berlin with a focus on exploring urban transformations, and at the design studio Domestic Data Streamers in Barcelona with a focus on creating change through information experiences. Before that I studied Communication Design at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin with stays in Santiago de Chile and Valencia.

My areas of expertise include Scenario Construction, Social Structure Analysis, Research through Design, Vision Assessment, Field Research, Experience Design, and Visual Communication.

Selected Projects

  • Hi di, 2019-2020
  • Exploration of the mobility habits and practices in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa like the tradition of walking, the low-tech modes of transportation, and the sharing culture. The project aims to figure out if and how these forms of mobility could play an exemplary role for global developments towards sustainability.

    w/ Fabienne Hoelzel, Daniel Schmid, Zegeye Cherenet

    → moovel lab, Emerging City Lab Addis Ababa, ABK Stuttgart

  • OpenDataCam, 2017-2019
  • Development of an open-source and privacy-respecting tool for automated data collection in urban environments. The project aims to enable citizens to generate knowledge that can be used to influence decision-making and shape urban transformation processes.

    w/ Benedikt Groß, Thibault Durand, Raphael Reimann

    → moovel lab

  • Data Value Added, 2017
  • Investigation of the possibilities how digitally collected personal data and the value that derived from it could be distributed more equitable. The project aims to develop technological and legal design principles that would lead to more user determined futures.

    w/ Sveta Goldstein

    → Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin