Tina Lenz is a Design Anthropologist living and working in the Netherlands.
Design anthropology is an approach that explores global forces and enables forms of participatory engagement. In this emerging field of artistic and human-centered inquiry, Tina Lenz creates zones of improvisation and invites people into a design process. Existing conditions, places, and rituals are collectively mapped, visualized, and reimagined to discover possible alternative futures. Tina is a German design researcher based in Amsterdam. In 1996 she graduated BFA in Graphic Design from the Academy of Fine Art & Design at St.Joost, Breda, and completed 1999 her MFA in Design at Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. In 2009 she participated in a Premaster Anthropology at Free University Amsterdam, followed by an Erasmus exchange at university KU Leuven, Belgium. She has recently completed a Master’s in Education in Arts from Amsterdam University of Arts.
Guest lecturer at Utrecht School of the Arts, ArtEZ University of the Arts Zwolle & Arnhem, and lecturer of Cultural Diversity at Willem de Kooning Academy Social Practice, Rotterdam. Teaching generative methods, Sensitive Participatory Fieldwork, Design Anthropology, Participatory Action Research [PAR], Cultural Probes, Photo-voices, Graphic-voices with a focus on the sense of belonging, Cross-Cultural Kids, intersectionality, healing rituals, reciprocity.
Her latest book Almanak voor Radicale Verbeelding – Almanac for Radical Imagination (2022) which is an exploration of social art practices is available for purchase at the Framer Framed bookshop.