Research Project

  • Research Project

    2022 Towards an Aesthetics for Prosthetics

    INTRA Project @ Angewandte Vienna  January – November 2022  This research project integrates artistic and philosophical practices with design strategies as a novel paradigm for the development of medical products—in particular arm prostheses. We propose a framework for medical engineering that considers performance art practices as a means to get a better understanding of the needs of traumatized and damaged bodies. We raise attention to marginalized bodies in medical design processes and question the foundations upon which aesthetics itself, as a theory of feeling, is based on. Not only do we envision its idealist limits by asking how much further the damaged body can feel, and whether the medically imposed…