The Robert Bosch Cultural Manager Network is initiated by alumni of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and coordinated by MitOst e.V.
Bianca Herlo

Bianca studied social communication at the University of the Arts (UdK) Berlin with a focus on audiovisual media. She has worked as a freelancer for TV productions, a lecturer in new media, a media designer and a cultural and research manager. She is researcher at the UdK Berlin and directing manager of the German-Israeli design research project "Community Now?".

Activities & Affiliation:

to 2013
Research associate at TU Berlin, manager of the German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF); Robert Bosch Cultural Manager, Director of the German Cultural Center Sibiu, Romania; Cofounder and managing director of *.artlabs – for art, design and technology; Freelancer (Video editor, media designer, media researcher, lecturer, translator)


German-Israeli Design Research Project on community concepts (DGTF, UdK Berlin & Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem); Funded by the German-Israeli Future Forum Foundation (DIZF)

Talks & Publications:

Designwerkzeuge zur partizipatorischen Stadtgestaltung; co-author; in: Ortsentwürfe, Bastian Lange (Ed.), Jovis
Bianca Herlo/Gesche Joost, in: Special Issue of the Design Issues "Design Research in Germany", MIT press (forthcoming)


DFG Round Table on Design Research, co-moderator of the panel "Text & object"
Workshops at the Career & Transfer Center CTC/UdK Berlin; Lecturer at UdK/IPP
Member of the jury at the ideas competition of "Bewerbung des Landes Südtirol und des Nordosten Italiens als europäische Kulturhauptstadt 2019"
Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft GfM