LB Louise Schouwenberg | WiSe-SoSe 2021/22

Lehrbeauftragter WiSe 2021/22, SoSe 2022
Visiting Lecturer Winter Semester 2021/22, Summersemester 2022


Louise studied psychology (Radboud University, Nijmegen), sculpture at the (Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam), art theory (Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht) and philosophy (University of Amsterdam). She worked as a visual artist from 1985–2003. Through the variety of studies and practices, she combines an understanding of the hands-on artistic process with a philosophical curiosity for art and design. These interests have also informed her lecturing practices as tutor at various schools, including MASieraad in Hasselt (B), Politecnico in Milan (I); Sandberg Institute & Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (NL); Akademie der Bildende Künste in Nürnberg (D); Royal Academy of the Arts in The Hague (NL). From 2010-2021 Louise was head of the international Master programme Contextual Design at Design Academy Eindhoven.

Schouwenberg has worked as adviser for many organisations and (co-)curated exhibitions for various presentation institutes, including Die Neue Sammlung / Pinakothek der Moderne in München, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Gallery Fons Welters in Amsterdam, the Textile Museum in Tilburg. In 2013 she participated in the re-design of the Delegates’ Lounge of the United Nations Headquarters, as part of a Dutch team, which also consisted of Hella Jongerius, Rem Koolhaas, Irma Boom and Gabriel Lester. Currently preparing an exhibition on ‘The Auto-Ethnographic Turn in Design’.

Schouwenberg has contributed to a wide variety of publications on art and design, including The Auto-Ethnographic Turn in Design (released October 2021), Craftsmanship beyond the Pitfalls (2020), Zeen, a monograph on photographers Scheltens & Abbenes (2019), Beyond the New – On the Agency of Things (icw designer Hella Jongerius, 2017), Material Utopias (2017), The City contains Narratives (2015), Shaping Experiences, on designer Konstantin Grcic (Panorama, 2014), I owe you the Truth in Painting, on artist Robert Zandvliet (2012), Misfit, on designer Hella Jongerius (2010), and many more. Together with Jongerius she composed the Manifesto Beyond the New – A search for ideals in Design (2015). Currently she works on an essay in which she investigates the role of materiality in art and design education (commissioned by the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam).

Louise Schouwenberg will be Visiting Lecturer in the Winter Semester of 2021/22 for Design & Social Context. Spring 2022 she leads an intense workshop ‚Auto-ethnography‘ for the Masterstudents 2021/2022 in preparation of their dissertation and personal MA project. In the Summer Semester of 2022 she will be external advisor on the Master Thesis in MA modul 2.