Merle Ibach – Junior Researcher

Merle Ibach is a junior researcher at IXDM and the Institute Integrative Design as well as a PhD candidate at Leuphana University.

She is interested in the notion of the ecosystem as design process and how digital environments correlate with socio-ecological transformation. Her research practice is driven by fieldwork and material-aesthetic investigations. The project is carried out within the SNSF-funded research project Commons in Design.

Merle has a background in European Media Studies (Potsdam University) and Interface Design (University of Applied Sciences Potsdam). She graduated as a Master at the Institute Integrative Design at the Academy of Art and Design FHNW Basel.

Recent News / Events

05/2019
Commons-LARP
Exploratory workshop on the collaborative design of ecosystems.
03/2019
Otherwise Festival
A 3-day multisensorial and experimental festival-as-research, co-conceived by IXDM's Michaela Büsse.
02/2019
9 Hysterical Media Truths
Workshop and Open Call by the Critical Media Lab Basel for this year's transmediale festival in Berlin.
11/2018
Commons in Design
New SNSF-funded research project starting in spring.

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