Björn Franke

Björn Franke is a practitioner and theorist and is currently Associate Professor in Design Theory and Practice in Visual Communication and Interaction Design at the Zurich University of the Arts.

He holds a MA in Design Products and a PhD in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art and was awarded fellowships at the Akademie Schloss Solitude as well as the Artist Residency Schloss Balmoral. His work has featured in exhibitions internationally, such as the Design Museum Zurich in Switzerland, MUDAC Lausanne in Switzerland, the Triennale di Milano Design Museum in Italy and the Design Museum Holon in Israel. His academic research has been widely published in books and journals and he has participated in and convened lectures, conferences and workshops internationally. Franke’s research interests lie in the relationship between design, technology and philosophy; in particular how the shifting technological landscape alters human behavior, relationships and self-conceptions.