Thursday 24th at 18:00, Lecture by Julia Lohmann and „The Department of Seaweed“

Julia Lohmann is invited by the GROW Art/Science platform to lecture about her design and research practise including “The Department of Seaweed”.

Julia Lohmann - The Department of Seaweed

Time: Thursday 24.09.2015 at 18:00

Location: Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, Neuwerk 7 (Villa, Room 103/104)

About Julia Lohmann
Born in Germany, Julia Lohmann (1977) spent her childhood climbing trees and railroad bridges in a nature reserve near her home, befriending stray dogs on caravan trips across Europe and collecting driftwood for sculptures with her father. She moved to the UK to study for a BA Hons in Graphic Design at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Epsom and graduated in 2001 with a book on artwork created by maggots, which she curated and displayed together with partner Gero Grundmann in a series of unofficial exhibitions and performances at Tate Modern, London.

After a short stint at an advertising agency, Julia moved to Iceland to work on a horse and sheep farm before commencing her MA in Design Products at the RCA. The stark contrast between her time in Iceland and life in consumer culture London became a catalyst for her subsequent work on the transformation of livestock into materials and objects.

Since graduation in 2004, Julia has been running her own eponymous design practice. She is Professor for Design at the University of Fine Arts, Hamburg (HFBK). Her objects and installations are exhibited worldwide and form part of major private and public collections such as the British Council, UK and MoMA, New York.

Julia Lohmann has received awards, bursaries and support from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, the British Council, Jerwood Contemporary Makers, D&AD, Stanley Picker Gallery, the Arts Foundation, S-AIR residency in Sapporo, Japan and the AHRC.

About GROW

GROW is a platform for projects at the intersection of art and science. Dr. Filipe Natalio (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg) and Prof. Aart van Bezooijen (Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle) have a shared interest in creating a more sustainable future. They support art and science to develop together by bringing together their skills and competences of their institutes. You can read more at

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