Head of the Research Department Interactive Textiles

Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost

  • Address (Berlin)
    DFKI Labor Berlin - Hauptgebäude
    Alt-Moabit 91c
    D-10559 Berlin

Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost


Friederike Fröbel, Carina Lange, Jeanne Mandaroux, Nora Ajavon, Anna-Lisa Wirth, Victoire Tsamedi, Séti Afanou, Ousia Foli-Bebe, Gesche Joost

In: Research for All 6 Pages 1-13 UCL Press 8/2022.

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Friederike Fröbel, Marie Beuthel, Gesche Joost

In: CHItaly 2021: 14th Biannual Conference of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter. Biannual Conference of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter (CHItaly-2021) July 11-13 Bolzano/Hybrid Italy CHItaly '21 ISBN 9781450389778 Association for Computing Machinery 2021.

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Rahel Flechtner, Katharina Lorenz, Gesche Joost

In: Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI-2020) Future Bodies, Future Technologies February 9-12 Sydney OZ Australia Pages 863-875 ACM 2020.

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Gesche Joost has headed the Interactive Textiles research department since 2016 and has been Professor of Design Research at the Berlin University of the Arts since 2011, where she heads the Design Research Lab (www.drlab.de). Since 2017 she has been a member of the board of the Einstein Center Digital Future Berlin and of the Steering Committee of the Weizenbaum Institute for Networked Society, where she conducts research on digital sovereignty and manufacturer culture.

She is chairwoman of the German Society for Design Theory and Research and a member of the board of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. From 2014 to 2018, she was the Federal Government's Internet Ambassador to the European Commission. She is a member of the Synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) and the Goethe-Institut. In 2016, she founded Calliope gGmbH, which offers digital learning to children from the third grade onwards.

2009   Young Talent Award for Science (Award of the City of Berlin)
2006   Award as one of the “100 minds of tomorrow” within the initiative of the Federal Government “Germany – Land of Ideas”.

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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz