Julia Lohmann



Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Critical Tide at Designmuseo Helsinki, 6 September – 27 October 2019

We’re very happy to announce that the Design Club selected Pirjo Haikola, Gillian Russell, Gero Grundmann and myself to realise our exhibition on critical design and the future of the oceans. It coincides with Helsinki Design Week, 5-15 September 2019. http://www.designmuseum.fi/en/exhibitions/design-club-open-call-2-critical-design/


On Display Magazine 2016, image by Noortje Knulst

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Video Contribution to Fashion Innovation Talk and Exhibition in Miami

The fashion designers Annette and Daniela Felder of Felder&Felder invited me to contribute to an exhibiton and panel discussion coinciding with DesignMiami/ in December 2018. I really wanted to participate and contribute to the discussion on sustainability in fashion and material innovation. However, felt terrible about the three tons of carbon emissions my flight would have produced, so I made this video instead and just sent my garments made from seaweed over by themselves.


Please consider whether it is really necessary to fly or whether there are alternative ways to get your voice heard.

Credits: Icelandic footage: Karna Sigurdottir and Sebastian Ziegler, NZ ocean footage: Jon Lister Video + Finland footage: Lucas Millheim and Julia Lohmann

Thank you, Lucas, for all of your help with filming and editing the video.


Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Appointed as Professor of Practice at Aalto University

I have been appointed as Professor of Practice at Aalto University in Finland. Our move to Helsinki in August 2018 will be the next great adventure.

I will be teaching on the new MA in Contemporary Design. For more information, please visit here.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Bio Art Symposium at the Tate Modern


I am invited to speak at Bio Art: Altered Realities at the Tate Modern on Thursday the 26 November 2015, 18.3020.00. The evening will be chaired by William Myers, author of the eponymous book ‘Bio Art’.

It is exciting to be officially invited back to the Tate Modern where we held an inofficial maggot exhibition and intervention ‘Maggotypes’ fourteen years ago. Back in 2001, the East Room @ the Tate Modern was open to the public and filled with visitors who enjoyed the spectacular view over the Thames. It did not have security personnel or CCTV, so it was the perfect location for Gero Grundmann and myself to exhibit the work of some talented maggot artists in a series of performances.

The audience was allowed to select a maggot-artist who we then interviewed. It answered our questions via ink trail.

As the performance went on, the audiences drew nearer to the table as the maggot turned from disgusting to funny to cute (maybe not cute for everyone but certainly for some).

Afterwards we were asked: “What happens to ‘Bill’ (or Dick, William, Sandra) now? You are not going to kill him, are you?” – Mission accomplished!



Friday, May 8th, 2015

Arts Foundation Award video