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 articulates, physicalises and activates her projects through a performative approach. By positioning the own body as communicative material, she seeks to expose relational aspects of man- made infrastructures and subvert processes, that seem to constitute cultural boundaries.

She graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, NL with a master 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 coordinator of communication and public outreach at Entwicklungspolitisches Netzwerk Sachsen (ENS) e.V. ( german: Developmental Policy Network Saxony) and for the Clean Clothes Campaign Germany, dedicated to improving working conditions and empowering workers in the global garment industries.