Patricia Ribault strengthens teaching and research in the Department of Theory and History at the weißensee school of art and design berlin since summer 2020.
The new professor for “Performative Design Research” was most recently Junior Professor for History and Theory of Gestaltung at the Institute for Cultural History and Theory at the HUB. She was involved in the Cluster of Excellence “Image Knowledge Gestaltung”, the forerunner of “Matters of Activity”, for which she is also a Principal Investigator. Patricia Ribault started her career in design, ceramics and glassblowing and her research interests cover the fields of design, craft, art, body, work, technology,and industry. Since 2011 she has also been leading a master's seminar at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris.
For “Blurred Territories: Art / Design / Research,” the summer semester 2022 lecture series within +dimensions dialogues, Ribault addresses the questions of how artistic, design, performative, and scientific research are interwoven. At what point is research artistic or shape giving, and whether art and design are not always also a form of research?