Vivien Tauchmann is a designer and researcher. She investigates how socio-political relations are embedded in and affected by dominant logics and structures of power. In the attempt to give alternative forms to debate, she physicalises her projects through an embodied and kinaesthetic approach. By positioning the human body as communicative material, she seeks to expose relational aspects of man- made infrastructures and subvert processes that seem to constitute social and cultural boundaries.

She graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL) with a master’s in Social Design and holds a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Applied Arts Schneeberg (DE). While working on own projects and collaborations, she is currently active as artistic lecturer and co-coordinator for public outreach at Entwicklungspolitisches Netzwerk Sachsen- ENS e.V. (Developmental Policy Network Saxony) and for the Clean Clothes Campaign Germany, dedicated to improving working conditions and empowering workers in the global garment industries.