Julia Lohmann



Monday, June 25th, 2012

TRIANGULATION – Excursion to the World Design Capital Helsinki

A collaborative public intervention by students of Windesheim University (Zwolle, NL), Willem de Kooning Academie (Rotterdam, NL), HFBK (Hamburg, DE) and the Environmental Art program of Aalto University (Helsinki, FI).

Triangulation connects nature, buildings and humans Finland, Holland and Germany single points into multiple lines.

25.05.2012, Aalto Art House, Lämpömiehenkuja 3 (Otaniemi, Espoo)

More information:

Windesheim University
Willem de Kooning Academie

Aalto University

HFBK Hamburg
World Design Capital 2012

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Kelp workshop at Audi

One day kelp workshop with members of the Audi interieur-design team (Photos: Volker Renner).

See A&W article.

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

On tour around Myvatn


Tangible Nothingness

It is difficult to express or photograph the nothingness that surrounds us as we drive through the country. The absence of anything giving us a sense of scale of the landscape is stunning just as the infinite details we see for miles, in the soil and rocks, the colours of the plants, the changes in light, wind and water.

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Arrival in Siglufjordur


On our way from Reykjavik to Siglufjordur we stopped – among other places – at Hofsos, a village with a natural harbour which made it one of Iceland’s oldest trading posts. We strolled along the basalt column coastline until our bus driver picked us up again. He drove along at lightning speed, only slowing down for sheep or when a police 4×4 was in sight. Apart from ferrying passengers up north our driver doubled as postman, delivering everything from food for petrol station shops and spare parts for garages to fish for friends in the villages along the way.


This is Herhusid, our home for the next four weeks. The residency centre, an old prayer house and former Salvation Army post, sits right in the centre of Siglufjordur. The town on the northern coast of Iceland was the country’s herring capital until its heyday ended with the world economic depression of 1929 and the decline of fish stocks. Siglufjordur is set on a small peninsula in a fjord with blueberry-loaded hillsides, grazing sheep, ptarmigan and small waterfalls. We’ll explore and will keep you posted.


Checking out the online weather forecast in our flat above the studio.

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

For an apple and an egg- workshop at ESAD in Reims, France

  • surveying the traded treasures
  • Design can be understood as adding value – it is employed to add value to materials and objects to generate a commercial profit and functional, emotional benefit in the process.

    Based on the rules of a popular German children’s game, the students take this notion to the extreme and create their design piece or design inspiration from and apple and an egg.

    The rules of the game:

    At the beginning of the project the students split in groups of two to three people and each group will be given an apple and an egg. This is their capital for this project. Now it is up to each team to make the most of their capital by finding people who will trade with them.

    The following days we create design proposals and projects from the inspiration and the objects traded on day one.

    How could anyone resist trading with them?

    How could anyone resist trading with Magali and Juliette?

    ...but what to make of it all?

    ...but what to make of it all?

    projects emerge

    Projects emerge from the trade -by Clara, Nina & Yuan


    development of the ideas - by Nina & Pierre

    …and on to the final presentation tomorrow, with our ‘external examiner’ David Dubois…